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Margaret Marie "Margie" Decker, 63, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
She was born June 13, 1953, in Lakeland, Fla., to the late Frank C. Decker and Margaret Ewell Dickins.
Margaret received a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan College and a master's degree from the University of Illinois. After receiving her degree, she was a music teacher at Edison Elementary School in Danville for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Margaret is survived by her brother, Jimmy Decker (Doreen); her sisters, Norma Hanley (Tom) and Laura Jenkins (Don Meyers); her nephews, Chris (Sandra), Justin (Katie), Jamie (Cherish), Chase, Jeffrey (Chandra), Alan Michael, Drew, Reid; and her nieces, Lizzy, Kendall, Caitlin, and Morgan.
Margie was a selfless friend, a caring sister and a loving aunt. Her innate compassion and kind spirit brightened every life she touched. She was a talented pianist and lover of music, never forgetting the words to her favorite songs. While she lived in St. Petersburg, Fla., she was actively involved in charity work for over 20 years, especially in Boley's Angels, the American Heart Association and the SPCA. She had a deep affection for animals, especially her horse Tommy, her dogs Honey Girl and Juliet, and her cat Kuhi.
With her big heart, witty sense of humor, and infectious laugh, she will be deeply missed by all. Margie's family sincerely appreciates the Magnolia Springs family and special friends Lynn and Laura for being so wonderful to her.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Ratterman Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road, East Louisville, with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kentucky Humane Society in memory of Margaret.
Published on May 17, 2017
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