Genealogy


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Decker Cemetery

also known as Decker Chapel 

White River Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:38.4128 N Latitude; -87.5370 W Longitude
Congressional Location:SURVEYS 6 & 7; TOWNSHIP 1S; RANGE 10W
Common Directions:2-1/2 miles east of Patoka. Located on the west side of County Road 175E, about 1/2 mile north of the intersection with County Road 350N and 1/4 mile south of the intesection with 410N.
Last updated  16 Nov 2017

The following list is an attempt to show all known graves, using several different sources. There may be other graves which are unknown due to missing, unreadable, destroyed or broken markers.  
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Surname

Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Inscriptions and Notes.

Image #                  Image

Section

Row

O’Neal

Clyde

 

20 Nov 1893?

Aged ?

2042

1

7

O'Neal

Grace Moore

6 Sep 1900

1 Oct 1979

nee MOORE.

1975

3

10

Pate

Freida J

28 Jan 1924

--

Wife of Walter E PATE.

1974

3

10

Pate

Walter E

25 May 1920

9 Jun 1968

Husband of Freida J PATE.  48 yrs.

1974

3

10

Pauley

Bettie

23 May 1882

28 Jan 1967

Wife of John F PAULEY.

2544

2

13

Pauley

Birl M

26 Jun 1906

12 Jan 2001

Husband of Ida C PAULEY.

2632

2

20

Pauley

Hovey Murl

10 Dec 1913

22 Aug 1985

“Father”

2558

2

14

Pauley

Ida C

28 Aug 1902

30 Aug 1994

Wife of Birl M PAULEY.

2632

2

20

Pauley

John F

20 Jun 1882

22 Jun 1953

Husband of Bettie PAULEY.

2544

2

13

Pauley

Oscar

1889

1959

Husband of Viola PAULEY.

2628

2

20

Pauley

Viola

1892

1944

Wife of Oscar PAULEY

2628

2

20

Pearson

Christine

7 Nov 1922

19 Sep 2017

nee SLOAN. Daughter of Daniel & Ella (LYNCH) SLOAN.

(Click here to view obituary.)


Photo not yet available.


?

?

Perkins

Edith E Pauley

24 Feb 1920

22 Oct 1984

--

2545

2

13

Petty

Brent Arthur

8 Mar 1956

1 Jul 1971

“Died at sea near Sitka, Alaska.  Lived a full but short life.”

2216

1

19

Phillips

?

--

--

“Sons of Alexander  & Christena (DECKER) PHILLIPS”

4496

1

15

Phillips

Alexander

20 Jan 1808

21 Jul 1867

Husband of Christena (DECKER) PHILLIPS.

4495

1

15

Phillips

Charlotte A Brumfield

30 Sep 1916

15 Apr 2011

nee BRUMFIELD.  Wife of Sherman D PHILLIPS.  Married 14 Oct 1944.  Daughter of Ernest Wilford & Effie Mable (JOHNSON) BRUMFIELD.

(Click here to view obituary.)

2272

2

22

Phillips

Christena

29 Nov 1811

10 Oct 1857

nee DECKER.  Wife of Alexander PHILLIPS.  Married 21 Jul 1834.B

2119

1

15

Phillips

Daisy Elizabeth

19 Apr 1886

25 Jan 1967

nee KOLB.  Wife of John Barnard "Red" PHILLIPS. Married 1 Jan 1911.


“Mother”

2646

2

22

Phillips

Donald Clayton

4 Sep 1960

--

"Son  Brother"

1921

4

6

Phillips

Elmer L "Pup"

16 Nov 1924

30 Sep 2013

Husband of Zelma Lucille  PHILLIPS.  Married 6 Mar 1945


Son of Alexander & Margaret (WEIST) PHILLIPS. 

S1, US Navy. WW II.

(Click here to view obituary.)

1700

1701

4

7

Phillips

Ernest J

6 Oct 1918

15 Apr 1920

Son of John Barnard & Daisy Elizabedth (KOLB) PHILLIPS.

2647

2

22

Phillips

Flo E

20 Feb 1935

9 Jan 2006

nee SHAWHAN.  Wife of John Clayton PHILLIPS. Married 3 Oct 1953


"Our boys:  Steve, Donnie"

1698

4

5

Phillips

Henry Alexander "Alex"

24 Nov 1889

26 Aug 1967

Husband of Margaret Mae (WEIST)  PHILLIPS.  Married 19 Mar 1913. 


Son of James Henry & Narcissa Jane (McROBERTS) PHILLIPS.

1904

4

5

Phillips

Henry A

2 Nov 1922

15 Feb 2007

Husband of Mary Katherine PHILLIPS.   Married 1 May 1946.


Children:  Dorthy K, James H.


Y1
US Navy, WW II

1932

4

7

Phillips

Infant

26 Jun 1881

26 Jun 1881

Infant son of James Henry & Narcissa Jane (McROBERTS) PHILLIPS.

2040

1

7

Phillips

Joseph J

--

3 Nov 1888

Husband of Frances PHILLIPS.  Married 6 Jan 1881.


Pvt. Co.
E, 136th Reg. Indiana Infantry.  Enlisted on 21 May 1864.  Mustered out on 2 Sep 1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana.  (100 days, 1864)

4532

1

18

Phillips

James Henry

11 Jan 1839

18 Dec 1917

Husband of Narcissa Jane (McRoberts) PHILLIPS.  Married 22 Feb 1872.  Son of Alexander & Christina (DECKER) PHILLIPS.

2039

1

7

Phillips

John

1832

1 Aug 1841

Son of Alexander & Christena (DECKER) PHILIPS.  “decd 1st Aug 1841 in the 9th year of Lfs”

4497

1

15

Phillips

John Barnard "Red"

17 Mar 1875

2 Mar 1945

Husband of Daisy Elizabeth (KOLB)  PHILLIPS.  Married 1 Jan 1911.  Son of James Henry & Narcissa Jane (McROBERTS) PHILLIPS.


“Father”

2646

2

22

Phillips

John Clayton "Clate"

17 Aug 1927

29 Mar 2014

Husband of Flo E (SHAWHAN) PHILLIPS. Married 3 Oct 1953


"Our boys:  Steve, Donnie" 

Son of Henry Alexander "Alex" & Margaret Mae (WEIST) PHILLIPS. 

US Navy, WW II.

(Click here to view obituary.)

1698

0124

4

5

Phillips

John Steven

16 Nov 1957

--

"Son & Brother"

1920

4

6

Phillips

Leota

16 Apr 1921

12 Sep 1991

On same stone as Robert ALLEN.

1993

3

14

Phillips

Margaret Mae

19 Dec 1891

11 Jan 1971

nee WEIST.  Wife of Henry Alexander "Alex" PHILLIPS.  Married 19 Mar 1913.

1904

4

5

Phillips

Mary Katherine

12 Aug 1921

28 Dec 2016

nee DUNLAP.  Wife of Henry A PHILLIPS. 

Married 1 May 1946

Daughter of James A & Clara (WATKINS) DUNLAP.

Children:  Dorthy K, James H. 

(Click here to view obituary.)

1932

4

7

Phillips

Narcissa Jane

11 Feb 1853

9 Jun 1932

nee McROBERTS.  Wife of James Henry PHILLIPS.  Married 22 Feb 1872.  Daughter of Artemas Barnard &  Indiana (LEWIS) McROBERTS.

2039

1

7

Phillips

Sherman D

7 Oct 1911

23 Oct 1981

Husband of Charlotte A (BRUMFIELD) PHILLIPS.  Married 14 Oct 1944

2272

2

22

Phillips

Zelma L

23 Sep 1925

--

Wife of Elmer L PHILLIPS.

1700

4

7

Phillips-Ritchie

Estella A Melson

22 Feb 1899

7 Jul 1985

“Mother of Imogene & Charles”

2157

1

17

Pinnell

Brenda J

21 Oct 1950

7 Oct 2016

nee McKINNEY.  Wife of Gerald T PINNELL.


Married 31 Oct 1950.

Daughter of Charles McKINNEY & Virginia (TOWNSEND) McKINNEY CONNER. 

(Click here to view obituary.)

0036

3

2

Pinnell

James Earl

20 Aug 1921

9 Mar 2007

Husband of Mary Ellen (HASSELBRINK) PINNELL.

1859

4

1

Pinnell

Gerald T

28 Jan 1949

5 Mar 2009

Husband of Brenda J (McKINNEY) PINNELL.


Married 31 Jan 1969. 

Son of James Earl & Mary Ellen (HASSELBRINK) PINNELL.

SP4, US Army, Vietnam.


0036


0037

3

2

Pinnell

Mary E

13 Dec 1926

30 May 1986

nee HASSELBRINK.  Wife of James Earl PINNELL.

1859

4

1

Pleiss

Cora E

11 Jun 1872

31 Mar 1951

Wife of J Henry PLEISS.  “Mother”

2598

2

17

Pleiss

J Clinton

1901

1940

--

2073

1

11

Pleiss

J Henry

28 Apr 1866

17 Nov 1947

Husband of Cora E PLEISS.  “Father”

2598

2

17

Pleiss

Leola Mae

1900

1960

“Grandmother”

2074

1

11

Pleiss

Omer E

9 Jul 1915

12 Jul 2009

--

0030

3

5

Quinn

Lois Jean "Jeannie" Merrill

10 Sep 1956

25 Feb 2012

nee YORK.  Daughter of William E & Mary Louise (LUTTRELL) YORK. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1697

 

4

1

Rainey

Alvina J "Nancy"

24 Aug 1916

5 Oct 2002

--

1878

4

4

Rainey

Elmer

1900

1966

Husband of Marie RAINEY.

1938

4

7

Rainey

Marie

1910

1996

Wife of Elmer RAINEY.

1938

4

7

Rainey

Norman W

17 Jun 1914

14 Sep 1975

Sgt US Army, WW II.

1879

4

4

Rhone

Hazel F

20 Sep 1925

--

Wife Richard D RHONE. 


"Daughter:  Bonnie Lou"

0046

0047

4

7

Rhone

Richard D

25 Apr 1927

18 Apr 2009

Husband of Hazel F RHONE.


"Daughter:  Bonnie Lou"

0046

0047

4

7

Richardson

Arthur L "Art"

1 Jul 1939

20 Dec 2014

Husband of Marsha (MASON)  RICHARDSON. 

Married:  7 Nov 1980.

Son of James Oscar & Zelda Pearl (WHITE) RICHARDSON.  

Children:  Kim, Mike, Steve, Jill, Dean.

US Navy.

(Click here to view obituary.)

3584

3585

3

18

Richardson

Marsha L

1 Jul 1939

20 Dec 2014

nee MASON.  Wife of Arthur L "Art" RICHARDSON. 

Married:  7 Nov 1980..  

Children:  Kim, Mike, Steve, Jill, Dean.

3584

3585

3

18

Risk

Arminta P

1915

1979

Wife of Lawrence I RISK.  Married 10 Oct 1948.  “Our children:  Sherry Lou, 23 Jan 1952; Phillip Lawrence, 14 Oct 1954

2653

2

22

Risk

Lawrence I

1916

1997

Husband of Arminta P RISK.  Married 10 Oct 1948.  “Our children:  Sherry Lou, 23 Jan 1952; Phillip Lawrence, 14 Oct 1954

2653

2

22

Ritchie

Ross A

8 Mar 1910

23 Apr 1971

Indiana, Sgt 1885 Svc Comd Unit, WW II.

2223

1

19

Ritchie

Zetta

14 Feb 1898

22 Mar 1973

“Miss”

2224

1

19

Robinson

Charles

1865

1909

--

2510

2

9

Roe

Joyce A

22 Oct 1938

17 Sep 2007

Wife of Raymond H ROE.  Married 7 Jan 1956.  "Mother"

1941

4

7

Roe

Raymond H

11 Mar 1938

5 Apr 1983

Husband of Joyce A ROE.  Married 7 Jan 1956.  "Father"

1941

4

7

Rogerson

Gloria June

2 Aug 1901

3 Aug 1967

--

2215

1

19

Rosh???

James H

13 Jun 187?

16 ?? 1881

Son of E & C Rosh???

4528

1

20

Roush

Everett B

21 Feb 1927

20 Sep 1992

--

1862

4

2

Russell

Paul E "Gene'"

26 Apr 1920

20 Feb 1999

Husband of Wilhelmina RUSSELL.
1st LT
US Marine Corps, WW II.

1940

4

7

Russell

Wilhelmina

3 Apr 1922

6 Apr 1993

Wife of Paul E "Gene" RUSSELL.

1940

4

7

Ryan

Cam

--

--

--

2203

1

19


Section definitions.  For reference, arbitrary sections were defined for this listing (see below, NOT to scale.) 
            Section 1:  Located on the southeast corner of the cemetery directly south of the
                                    access road.  Row numbers were assigned beginning
                                    on the northwest corner and ending at the fence at east edge
                                    along CR 175E.  Very difficult to determine exact row locations of old burials.
            Section 2:  Located inside the service road.  Rows did not always seem to run straight.    
                                    from north to south.  Row numbers were assigned beginning on the northwest
                                    corner along the service lane and end at fence along CR 175E.
            Section 3:  Located on the northeast corner of the cemtery, north of the service road.
                                    Row numbers were assigned beginning on the northwest corner, next to
                                    the tree line and end at the fence along CR175E.
            Section 4:  Located to the west of the other sections as defined by a dividing line following
                                    west access road along the top of the hill.  Row numbers were assigned beginning on
                                    the southwest corner along the tree line and end at the service road on
                                    east.
                                                               

                                                                                                                                     County Road 175E




North Section  3

     






Center Section 2

 
South Section 1



West Section 4

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