OBITUARY

D. Fae Decker-Swango

September 20, 1928April 9, 2018
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D. Fae Decker-Swango, 89, of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Morning Breeze. Fae was born September 20, 1928 in Omaha, Illinois, the daughter of Claud and Inis (Rister) Awalt. She married Arnold Decker on December 25, 1948; he preceded her in death on December 22, 1972. She later married Charles “Tom” Swango on December 23, 1974 and he preceded her in death on December 5, 2012. Fae began her career as a beautician. She owned her own salon in Illinois before moving to Greensburg and working as a beautician for 15 years. After marrying Tom, she became a proud farmer’s wife for 38 years. She was a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Sandusky United Methodist Church. Fae enjoyed dancing and socializing, and never met a stranger. She was very hard working and loved spending time with her family. Survivors include her sons – Dennis (Toni) Decker of Milroy and Dannie (Sandy) Decker of Carmel; one step-daughter – Jill Swango of Brownsburg; her sisters – Dorothy (Karl) Johnston, Juanita Short and sister-in-law Sue Awalt; grandchildren - Kristi (Steve) Fasnacht, Kelli Jo Coon, Kyle (Cassie) Decker, Ryan Decker and Michelle (Austin Schaffer) Decker; great grandchildren – Hannah Davis, Abel Coon, Wren Decker, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouses, one step-daughter Carol Wilson, her brother C. M. Awalt and one great granddaughter Tobi Lynn Coon. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 11AM until the start of the funeral service at 1PM at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Rossburg Cemetery in New Point. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of Decatur/Shelby Co. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Claud Awalt, Father
  • Inis Awalt, Mother
  • Arnold Decker, Husband
  • Charles "Tom" Swango, Husband
  • Dennis (Toni) Decker, Son
  • Dannie (Sandy) Decker, Son
  • Jill Swango, Step-Daughter
  • Carol Wilson, Step-Daughter
  • Kristi (Steve) Fasnacht, Grandchild
  • Kelli Jo Coon, Grandchild
  • Kyle (Cassie) Decker, Grandchild
  • Ryan Decker, Grandchild
  • Michelle (Austin Schaffer) Decker, Grandchild
  • Dorothy (Karl) Johnston, Sister
  • Juanita Short, Sister
  • C. M. Awalt, Brother
  • Sue Awalt, Sister-in-law
  • Hannah Davis, Great Grandchild
  • Abel Coon, Great Grandchild
  • Wren Decker, Great Grandchild
  • Tobi Lynn Coon, Great Grandchild
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dennis Decker, Pallbearer
  • Dannie Decker, Pallbearer
  • Kyle Decker, Pallbearer
  • Darrel Thomas, Pallbearer
  • Mike Comingore, Pallbearer
  • Ryan Decker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Our Hospice of Decatur/Shelby Co.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
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D. Fae Decker-Swango

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Gary and Cindy Beard

April 12, 2018

Thinking of all of you with deepest sympathy

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Born Sept 20, 1928 in Omaha, Ill

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