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Ruth C. Decker

Ruth C. Decker of Kerhonkson, NY died on Sunday, January 9, 2011. She was 85. Ruth was born on July 13, 1925 in Ellenville, the daughter of Joseph and Ruth (McDole) Coughlin and the widow of Harry P. Decker.




Ruth was a life long area resident raising her family and later working at Channel Master where she was an Office Manager for nearly 20 years. She was a founding member and communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Kerhonkson and was active in her community especially with the Kerhonkson Ladies Auxiliary.




Mrs. Decker is survived by her daughter, Julie Bartle and her husband Mark of Kerhonkson, her two sons; Joseph Decker and his wife Collette of Kingston and James Decker of Kerhonkson. Grandchildren; Joseph, Michael and Kristin. Great grandchildren; Austin, Christopher, Abigail and Ryan.  She was predeceased by her son John Decker, her brother James Coughlin and her sister Dorothy Maxman.




Visiting will be held Thursday, January 13th from 2-4 & 7-9pm at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson. A celebration of her life is scheduled for Friday the 14th at 11am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fantinekill Cemetery, Ellenville.




In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Ruth’s name to the Kerhonkson Ladies Auxiliary, PO Box 62, Kerhonkson, NY 12446 and/or to the Kerhonkson-Accord First Aid Squad, PO Box 67, Kerhonkson, NY 12446.

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Leslie (Brooks) Selage - April 19th, 2011 at 3:15am - Email
Julie, I just now heard of your mother's passing. She was one of my favorites of the "Channel Master Ladies." And she made world-class lasagna. May her memory be eternal.

Dee Bishop - January 18th, 2011 at 10:55am - Email
Dear Family: I'm sorry to hear about Ruth's death.And since words can't erase the sorrow you are feelin at this time I'd like to share a few messages of hope from the Bible that comfort me in my times of sorrow. John 5:28-29 promise there will be a resurrection, Psalms 37:29 tells us we will live forever here on earth and Rev 21:4-5 promises there will be no more pain or death. These are all promises from God that we can look forward to in the near fture when the time is right. I know God doesn't take our loved ones from us and that He will reunite us again soon. I look forward to that time of life everlasting with no more pain or death again. My heart goes out to you all and I hope that you experience the same comfort that I do from God's promises. Very sincerely, Dee Bishop

Thomas Schoonmaker - January 17th, 2011 at 9:51am - Email
I only knew of the passing of Ruth from my father, Carlton. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I remember many afternoons watching day time TV in the living room with John. She was a lifelong friend of my father and grandmother. When Ruth got home from work, she'd often make us something to eat. A wonderful, wonderful woman.

Milton & Patty O'Bryon - January 13th, 2011 at 9:19pm - Email
Dear Julie and family, Sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful person. Wish we could be there for you. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Michael J. Decker - January 12th, 2011 at 10:25pm - Email
Gram, I'm glad we were able to see one another over the Holidays. Rest in peace... for I will have another angel to see me through my endeavors. with love, Michael

sue and joe beilman - January 12th, 2011 at 8:28pm - Email
Dear Julie,Jim,Joe and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.

Cindy Delavan - January 12th, 2011 at 1:43pm - Email
Dear Julie, Jim and family, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I hope you can take comfort in all the loving care you gave her.My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you and may your mom be at peace. Cindy Delavan

RALPH & FLORA CANNON - January 12th, 2011 at 11:23am - Email
Our prayers are with you all during this time. Love you

Barry Terwilliger - January 11th, 2011 at 7:57pm - Email
Heartfelt sympathy to Joe and Jimmy. I remember our younger days hanging around with Johnny Brockbank, Eddie Oneil and others. Be at peace my old friends. Barry

Victory Brockbank - January 11th, 2011 at 1:12pm - Email
My sympathies are with you all at this time. I remember your mom and your dad as we lived so close. She was a great lady.

Bill McCauley - January 11th, 2011 at 10:21am - Email
Our thoughts are with you.

Sherry Dunn Edson - January 11th, 2011 at 10:04am - Email
May God comfort you and be with your family during this difficult time

Janet Terwilliger - January 11th, 2011 at 9:06am - Email
Dear Jimmy, Joe,and Julie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Mother. I remember her as a sweet person and I know she will be missed. May God bless you and your families at this time. My email address is JerJanMS@aol.com if you would like to contact me. Your friend always, Janet Terwilliger

tim&pat champagne - January 11th, 2011 at 8:25am - Email
you now have an angel in heaven to watch over you god bless

tim&pat champagne - January 11th, 2011 at 8:25am - Email
you now have an angel in heaven to watch over you god bless

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