It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Allan F. Decker, son of Reverend Oscar and June Decker, on Friday, November 30, 2018 in his home in Anderson, Indiana.
Allan is survived by his beloved wife, Teckla Stelling Decker; brother, Major General Oscar C. Decker, Jr. (Ella Mae); daughter, Kathryn; and son, Bill (Jean).
Allan worked hard throughout his life. Whether helping his brother run numerous entrepreneurial activities as a boy, running a soda counter at the local drugstore as a teen, or working as a prison guard to help pay for college, Allan carried his own weight, and the weight of those near him. While at the University of Nebraska, he was called to serve in the Army during the Korean War, and Allan later returned to complete his law degree. After graduating, Allan was a FBI agent, and later made a career in trust banking, as he and Teckla started a family.
He served his community in various positions over the years, including as: a member of the Charleston Beautification Committee, a member of the Charleston Yacht Club, President of the Southwest Florida Council of the Boy Scouts, a member of the board of Lee County Mental Health Association, and a member of the board of the Johnson County Airport Authority. Allan was a follower of the Lutheran faith, serving on numerous church boards over the years. In 2015, he received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service in the Civil Air Patrol during WWII. Allan and his family lived in South Carolina and Florida during his professional career. While in Florida, he founded and served as the President of the National Trust Company. Allan and Teckla retired to Mountain City, Tennessee, and they also maintained a home near their son in Indiana.
Interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Westover Memorial Park cemetery in Augusta, Georgia. Pastor David B. Hunter, Sr. of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations can be made in Allan’s memory to the veterans’ organization of their choice.
Jeffery Michael Short, 36, of Gwynneville, IN passed away much too young on October 20, 2018. He was born in Rushville, IN on August 1, 1982.
Jeff attended Morristown High School and was a member of the Franklin Chapter of DeMolay. He worked at the Sunshine Café in Richmond where he enjoyed being a line cook. His true passion, though, lies in the arts. Jeff was a gifted singer/songwriter and spent countless hours playing his guitar. He enjoyed writing (but hated spelling!) and could play any instrument he picked up. He will forever be remembered for his loving spirit and his ability to make people smile.
Jeff leaves behind four beautiful children; Jordyn Short, Hayley Short, Isabella Riley Marr and Jeffery Michael Short II; loving parents, Tammra Marie (Short) Lime, Michael A Short and J. David Lime; siblings, Emily M. (Short) Salyer, Anthony M. Short, Jamie D. Short, Abbagail L. (Short) Isaac, Jacob M. Short, James Lime, Scott Lime, Patricia (Lime) Cox. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends and loved-ones including his girlfriend, Sabrina Stewart.
Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents, Helen Marie Foster, Frank B. Furman, James E. Short and Shirley Ann Short.
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Elaine Francine Pickens, 56, of Fishers passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in her home following a long battle with ALS.
Elaine is survived by her husband of thirty years, Larry; her daughter, Bridget Pickens of Fishers; her father and step-mother, Philip and Peg Brummit of Indianapolis; and brother, Phil Brummit of Speedway. She was preceded in death by her mother Billy Jean (Alger) Brummit.
Elaine was born at Fort Belvoir, VA on April 6, 1962. She traveled the world with her Father who was in the military. Her favorite country was Germany where she lived twice. Her family moved back to Indianapolis 40 years ago. She received a bachelor’s degree from IUPUI and an MBA from Butler University. She worked for Ratheon as a Quality Engineer and a Proposal Lead.
Elaine was a long-time member of the Holy Family Episcopal Church in Fishers where she was a member of The Daughters of the King.
Elaine had a passion for dance! She and her husband, Larry, spent a great deal of their lives together as competitive ballroom dancers. Together, in 2001, they became American Rhythm Champions for their age category in a national amateur dance competition. Elaine shared her love of dance with her daughter and enjoyed nothing more than watching Bridget dance. When she wasn’t dancing or spending quality time with her family and many friends, Elaine enjoyed reading and relaxing quietly at home.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Holy Family Episcopal Church (11445 Fishers Pointe Blvd, Fishers, IN 46038) with Father Bruce Gray officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to:
1. The Indiana Chapter of the ALS Association – Community of Hope fund for Elaine Pickens
7202 E 87th St #102, Indianapolis, IN 46256
Donate Now: Indiana ALS Association – Community of Hope Fund: Elaine Pickens
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2. The Holy Family Episcopal Church
11445 Fishers Pointe Blvd, Fishers, IN 46038
George (Buster) Klein, 77, of Linton, IN passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Toccoa, GA on November 24, 1940 to Giles and Jeanette (Moorhead) Klein. His parents precede him in death.
George was a proud Seabee in the US Navy where he served two tours in Vietnam. Upon being discharged from the Navy, George worked as a civilian Ammunitions Inspector for the Savanna Army Depot in Savanna, Illinois and Crane Army Ammunition Activity in Indiana. He attended schools in Sterling, Illinois, later receiving his GED.
He loved to “get away” and be outdoors! George enjoyed duck hunting, but his passion was riding his Harley Davidson out on the open road. Whether making a trip to the Moonshine Store in Clark Co, Illinois or heading south to Rabbit Hash, Kentucky and Rolling Thunder ride to Washington, DC, George was always eager to ride!
George is survived by his brother, Tom (Sharon) Klein of Oregon, IL; his fiancée, Sandi Rambo of Anderson, IN and several loving nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be conducted in Oregon, Illinois at a later date.
Raymond L. Cain, Jr., 65 of Anderson passed away on September 23, 2018 at Countryside Manor Health & Living in Anderson following an extended illness. He was born on September 29, 1952 at St. John’s Hospital in Anderson to Raymond, Sr. and Agnes (Kelly) Cain.
Ray graduated from Wes-Del High School (1970) and served in the United Sates Air Force from 1971-1975 where he was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base. Ray earned an Associate’s Degree from Indiana Business College and worked for Kroger for many years. He was a member of United Food & Commercial Workers – Local 700.
Ray will be lovingly remembered as a hard worker who enjoyed spending quality time with his young son. He was a voracious reader, a photography hobbyist and a computer enthusiast who enjoyed spending quiet time at home when he was not working.
Ray is survived by his parents; his son, Raymond Cain III of Houston, TX; one brother, Randy (Warrenetta) Cain of Lanette, AL; two sisters, Diana (Steve) Glass of Gaston and Danita (Gary) Brick of Jasper. Many loving nieces and nephews also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society’s research efforts.
No services are currently scheduled.