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Obituary: Wilma J. Deckard, Hope

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Wilma J. Deckard, 90, of Hope, died at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, August 30, 2014, at Silver Oaks Health Campus.

Mrs. Deckard was a homemaker and a member of 25th Street Church of Christ.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Brace Rutledge officiating.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to the Deckard family at

Born in Bloomington, Indiana, May 20, 1924, Mrs. Deckard was the daughter of James and Nellie Pearl Bond Woods.

She married Herman Deckard September 4, 1943.

Survivors include her husband, of 70 years, Herman Deckard; children, Nancy Sage of Columbus, John (Darlene) Deckard of Columbus, Mike (Cynthia) Deckard of Hope and Brian (Robin) Deckard of Hope; grandchildren, Gregory (Lindsay) Sage, Candace (Brian) Doll, Evan (Anne) Deckard, Michelle Perkinson, Jessica (Ben) Brown, Laural (Michael) French, Samantha (Matt) Krueger and Levi (Allison) Deckard; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lester and Robert Woods; and a grandson, Matthew Deckard.

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