Notra Eugene Deckard was born the daughter of Arthur Combs and Virginia Storms Combs on March 24, 1921, in Couch, Mo., and died July 8, 2008, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 87.
She was united in marriage Aug. 5, 1939, in Thayer, Mo., to Gilbert Deckard.
She was a Christian and attended Midway Pentecostal Church. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by: her husband, Gilbert Deckard of the home in Thayer; one son, Russell Deckard and wife, Cathy of Thayer; three grandsons, Keith Deckard and wife, Kari of Hillsboro, Mo., Matthew Deckard of Nashville, Tenn., and Anthony Deckard of Thayer; one great-grandson, Logen Deckard of Hillsboro, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Vida Combs; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Arthur and Virginia Combs; one grandson, Russ Deckard; four sisters, Susie Gall, Gladys Doran, Lillian Case and Syble Crase; one brother, Noah Combs and an infant brother, Roy Combs.
Funeral services were held July 11 in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer. Burial followed in the Thayer Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.