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Lois Louise Decker, 90, Wellsville

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Wellsville, NY – Lois Louise Decker, 90, previously of Riverview Heights, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at Wellsville Manor, after a long battle with Dementia. She was born December 13, 1932, in Hornell, the daughter of the late Lynford and Helen (Bardeen) Gary. On March 10, 1956, in Hornell, she married Robert Henry Decker who predeceased her on August 12, 2011.

Lois was a Hornell High School graduate. She worked in several fields, including banking, Hospitals (where she was an Assistant to the Comptroller), and Ludden Real Estate as a Licensed Realtor; before finding her career as an Office Manager for the Allegany County Department of Health. Outside of work she was a member of the Lady Lions in Wellsville, the Christian Temple, and Grace United Church. For some time, Lois resided in Fairfield Glade of Tennessee, where she was part of the Welcome Wagon. She was an animal lover (especially of dogs), enjoyed gardening and growing greenhouse flowers.

She is survived by: daughter, Connie (Cort) Dunham of Wellsville; son Robert (Gena) Decker of Belmont; grandchildren, Dan Dunham of Norwich, NY, Dara Dunham of Rochester, Deena Dunham of Rochester, Katie Decker of Wellsville, Jordan Decker of Wellsville, and Azure McCumiskey of Belmont; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Roger (Shirley) Gary of Maineville, OH; and 3 nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, and husband of 55 years, she was predeceased by a special aunt, Lois Lucille Bardeen.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, from 1 – 2 PM at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home of Wellsville, 34 West State Street. A Memorial Service will follow at 2 PM in the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, 5440 NY-19, Belmont, NY 14813, or to a charity of your choice. To leave online condolences please visit

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