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DORA “MAE” DECKER

Dora “Mae” Decker, 85 of Jerusalem, passed away on May 5, 2020, at Wheeling Medical Park Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia.

She was born on July 5, 1934, in Beallsville, to the late Clarence “Shad” Hudson and Hazel (Whipple) Hudson.

Mae has worked many years in the Beallsville community before she retired. She worked as a nursing aide for a very long time caring for others at the Beallsville Care Facility until it closed. She also had a hand in cooking for children at a local grade school and other businesses as well.

Her husband Clyde played local music in different places. They frequently played at the Beallsville American Legion, where Mae spent a lot of time helping out as a member of the ladies auxiliary. She was the type of person that loved everyone and enjoyed the company of others. If you needed help with something, she wouldn’t hesitate.

Along with being a loving mother, she was a grandmother and great-grandmother, which she enjoyed every minute of the time spent with her family. She also enjoyed going to outings and being with her church family. Mae was a member of the Praise Pentecostal Fellowship Church in Woodsfield. She very seldom missed a service for many years, until her declining health made it difficult for her to go.

Along with her parents, she is proceeded in death by her husband, Clyde Decker, of Jerusalem; one son, Allen Hess, of Beallsville; her only brother, Clyde Hudson, of Beallsville; brothers-in-law, Robert “Bob” Howell, of Beallsville, and Robert “Bob” Glendening, of Sistersville, West Virginia; and a dear nephew, Randy Vanness, of New Martinsville, West Virginia.

Surviving are her son, Delbert Hess, of Miltonsburg; her two sisters, Alice Howell, of Beallsville, and Wilma Glendening, of Sistersville, West Virginia; two daughters-in-law, Donna Hess, of Uhrichsville, and Bonnie Hess, of Woodsfield; two granddaughters, Brian (Marsha) Dunn, of Jerusalem, and Dennis (Deanna) Griffith, of Uhrichsville; six great-grandchildren, Brian Dunn, Jr., Anthony Dunn, Angel Dunn of Jerusalem, Ivayne Griffith, Wrex Griffith and baby Griffith (expected to arrive in November) of Uhrichsville; several nieces and nephews; a very dear friend, Ruth Thornberry, of Beallsville; also her beloved church family.

There will be no visitation. Inurnment at the convenience of the family at the Beallsville Cemetery, Beallsville.

Arrangement by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield.