Sunday, September 19, 2010


Yesterday the world lost a wonderful, selfless women when Chad's grandma passed away at about 3 p.m. We will miss Grandma tremendously, but we are so thankful that she is in a better place now and her suffering has ended.

After moving to an assisted living facility in early 2009, Grandma's health had continued to decline and she'd finally been moved to a nursing home just a couple of months ago. Although she seemed to be improving initially and even talked about possibly coming to visit us in Lawrence like she used to, a couple of weeks ago she took a turn for the worst. On Friday Chad's parents called to tell us she wasn't doing well, and we started discussing when we would go to Salina to visit her, but she was gone just over 24 hours later. Thankfully Chad saw her just a couple of weeks ago when he was in Salina for work, but I was so sad that I didn't get the chance to say goodbye.

Grandma was such a generous, loving woman who spent most of her life volunteering her time and talents and giving of her own resources to help those who were less fortunate. She loved the Lord and was a leader in her church, where I know she'll be missed by so many. The good news is, she's now free of that 88-year-old earthly body and is running and jumping for joy in heaven! Save a place for us, Grandma--we love you!


cw said...

Thank you for the wonderful tribute to Grandma Decker. She always told me that she could not wait to get to Heaven, so she she could see Grandpa and be able to run around on young legs again. She was such a kind, caring woman.

amber said...

We join you in praising God for the life of such a wonderful woman. I knew she was a blessing to both of you, but clearly her kindness touched many people around her. May God's love and peace comfort your whole family right now. We will be praying for you.

Erin said...

I am so sorry to hear about Chad's gradmother. I'll be thinking of y'all.

Beth said...

I am sorry for your loss, and we will pray for your family to be comforted by her strong faith and positive outlook.