Born 12-11-1919 -- Died 8-20-2004
Della Deckard 85, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 11, 1919, in Winona, Mo., and died Aug. 20, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo.
She married Tommy Deckard March 2, 1935, who survives her. Other survivors include a son, Troy Deckard of Alton, Mo., a daughter, Lola Gutzler of St. Louis, Mo., two sisters -- Susie Deckard and Mary Parton, both of Alton, Mo.; three grandchildren -- Troy Deckard Jr., of Alton, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Tom Merritt of Ballwin, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gutzler Jr., of St. Louis, Mo.; and five great-grandchildren -- Zachary and Abigail Merritt, Jamisha, Brandon and Christopher Gutzler.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Harry and Nancy Jane Price Snyder; two sisters -- Nellie Sisco and Hattie Smith; two brothers -- Joe and Shea Charlie Synder; and a granddaughter, Jackie Lynn Merritt.
The funeral was Aug. 24, in Clary Chapel. Interment was in Bailey Cemetery with arrangementsunder the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton, Mo.