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Cemetery Records with photographs of headstones.

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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 03 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

Satter

Infant

--

--

Infant of Jacob SATTLER & Wife.

4451

1

7

Schimmelman

Ethel

1897

1929

--

2627

2

20

Scott

Aaron Ed 

"Ed Jr."

11 Jan 1928

23 Jun 2017

Husband of Frances Marie (SCALES) SCOTT.


Son of Samuel E & Gladys B (MINNIS) SCOTT. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

2609

2

18

Scott

Billy Frank "Bill"

4 Oct 1925

14 Jun 2017

Husband of Norma Jene (FIELDS) SCOTT.

Married 27 Nov 1943. 

Son of Edward Samuel & Gladys Beatrice (MINNIS) SCOTT. 

(Click here to view obituary.)

1965

3

7

Scott

Bobby J

5 Jan 1924

2 Nov 2003

TM1 US Navy WOJG, WW II, Korea  “BSM Doctor”

2601

2

17

Scott

Charles W

1873

1963

Husband of Lottie M SCOTT.  “Father”

2599

2

17

Scott

Edward Samuel, Sr.

8 Jun 1904

17 Jul 1979

Husband of Gladys Beatrice (MINNIS) SCOTT.

2607

2

18

Scott

Frances Marie  "Frankie"

22 Feb 1925

--

nee SCALES.  Wife of Aaron Ed SCOTT.

2609

2

18

Scott

Gladys Beatrice

17 Jan 1908

24 Nov 1981

nee MINNIS.  Wife of Edward Samuel SCOTT, Sr.

2607

2

18

Scott

Jeffery D  "Jeff"

27 Mar 1962

18 Sep 2015

Son of Eddie & Frankie SCOTT. 

My Children:  Brandon, Braden, Bronson.

 (Click here to view obituary.)

3578


3579

2

18

Scott

Lottie M

1875

1954

Wife of Charles W SCOTT.

2599

2

17

Scott

Michael Jospehl

21 Nov 1944

7 Mar 1964

Indiana, Pfc US Marine Corps.

1966

3

7

Scott

Norma Jean

5 Dec 1926

3 Mar 1993

nee FIELDS.  Wife of Billy Frank "Bill" SCOTT. 


Married
27 Nov 1943

1965

3

 

Scott

Thomas Edward

11 Aug 1949

21 Apr 1995

Husband of Karen SCOTT.


Son of Aaron Edward & Frances Marie (SCALES) SCOTT.

2610

2

18

Selby

Christena Turpin

18 Jan 1895

25 Jun 1930

--

2605

2

18

Selby

Ellis Leroy

5 Nov 1914

25 May 1930

--

2596

2

17

Selby

Lloyd

5 Feb 1926

29 May 1930

--

2597

2

17

Sharp

Scott Robert

17 Oct 1971

19 Sep 1993

"Gone Fishing"

1880

4

4

Sharrett

Joyce F

22 Aug 1943

--

nee HOFFMANN.  Wife of Tommy D SHARRETT.  Married 22 Aug 1969. 


"Our Children:  Bob, Lynda, neena, Joe, Darla"


0016

0017

3

17

Sharrett

Tommy D "Wheeler Dealer"

20 Aug 1937

19 Apr 2011

Husband of Joyce F (HOFFMANN) SHARRETT.  Married 22 Aug 1969.  Son of Lowell & Mina Fern SHARRETT.


"Our Children:  Bob, Lynda, neena, Joe, Darla"

(Click here to view obituary.)

0016

0017


3

17

Shine

Catherine A

1914

3 Oct 1915

Daughter of Harry Daniel & Lenora Ruth (SLOAN) SHINE.

2169

1

18

Shott

Frankie Joe

17 Aug 1945

30 Nov 2015

Husband of Linda S SHOTT.  

Married 13 May 1967. 

Son of William & Zeffie (MARBLE) SCHATZ.

SMS - USAF, Vietnam, Gulf War.

 

(Click here to view obituary.)

0049


4

5

Shott

Linda S

15 Mar 1950

--

Wife of Frankie J SHOTT. 


Married 13 May 1967.

0049


4

5

Simmons

Hazel R

1916

1998

Wife of Herschel R SIMMONS.

2534

2

13

Simmons

Herschel R

1912

1960

Husband of Hazel R SIMMONS.

2534

2

13

Sisson

Hiram

--

--

--

No readable headstone found.

 

 

Sisson

Mary

--

--

nee STEWART.

No readable headstone found.

 

 

Slaven

Eliza

--

7 May 1877

nee DECKER.

Aged 71 yrs, 10 ms, ??

2122

1

15

Slaven

Isaac

--

4 Feb 1843

Aged 17 yrs, 6 mo, ?? Ds.

2123

1

15

Slaven

Robert

--

10 Oct 1872

71 yrs. 10 mos. 5 dys.

No readable headstone found.

 

 

Sloan

A Evedene

13 Oct 1916

3 Apr 2013

nee ALVIS.  Wife of Perry R SLOAN.  Married 15 Sep 1935.  Daughter of Ben & Floe (TURPIN) ALVIS. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

4162

2

19

Sloan

Arvil “Cap”

1 May 1900

2 Oct 1971

Husband of Ruth SLOAN.

2437

2

3

Sloan

Byron

1855

1936

Husband of Edith (HOPE) SLOAN.  Married 19 Aug 1908.

2629

2

20

Sloan

Caleb T

5 Dec 1862

31 May 1923

Husband of Catherine "Kate" (THOMPSON)  SLOAN.  Married 23 Feb 1887.

2165

1

18

Sloan

Charles A

13 Nov 1920

22 May 2013

Husband of Frances P (WRIGHT) SLOAN.  Married 4 Feb 1949. 


Son of John & Viva Myrtle (FINCH) SLOAN. 

TEC 4, US Army, WW II.



(Click here to view obituary.)

1687

1688

3

17

Sloan

Charles B

8 Feb 1881

5 Sep 1896

Buried next to John & Sarah C SLOAN.

2164

1

18

Sloan

Charles N

13 May 1900

31 Dec 1973

Husband of Mabel O SLOAN.

2000

3

17

Sloan

Clarabell

13 Feb 1923

6 Sep 2005

Wife of Jedd M SLOAN.  Married 31 Dec 1940.

2570

2

15

Sloan

Clelen Harold

30 Oct 1914

12 Feb 1915

Son of Daniel & Rhoda E (LYNCH) SLOAN. 

Grandparents:  James William & Isabella (GRANT) LYNCH.  John & Sarah Catherine (PHILLIPS) SLOAN.

Paternal Great-grandparents:  John & Mary Ellen (THOMPSON) SLOAN.

(Unmarked grave adjacent to parents.)

(Information from SLOAN Family Bible.  Courtesy of Darlene Angle Simmons)


No headstone

 

2

15

Sloan

Collis V

1 Jan 1904

21 May 1986

--

2004

3

18

Sloan

Daniel D

18 Mar 1878

23 May 1950

Husband of Rhoda E (LYNCH) SLOAN.  Son of John & Sarah Catherine (PHILLIPS) SLOAN.

2401

2

15

Sloan

Daniel Dean

12 Jul 1920

26 Oct 1920

Son of Daniel & Rhoda E (LYNCH) SLOAN. 

Grandparents:  James William & Isabella (GRANT) LYNCH.  John & Sarah Catherine (PHILLIPS) SLOAN.

Paternal Great-grandparents:  John & Mary Ellen (THOMPSON) SLOAN.

(Unmarked grave adjacent to parents.)

(Information from SLOAN Family Bible.  Courtesy of Darlene Angle Simmons)

No headstone

 

2

15

Sloan

Eddyth Roselyn

11 Nov 1930

25 Oct 2007

Wife of William Ray SLOAN. 


Sons:  William Gary, Charles Glenn.

2251

2253

2

2

Sloan

Edith

1886

1941

nee HOPE.  Wife of Byron SLOAN.  Married 19 Aug 1908.  Daughter of Francis Finis "Perley" & Lenora "Nora" (THOMPSON) HOPE.

2629

2

20

Sloan

Edmar J

21 Nov 1916

30 Jul 2008

Wife of Jospeh W SLOAN.

1994

3

15

Sloan

Edward

26 Apr 1915

26 Apr 1915

Infant son of Byron & Edith (HOPE) SLOAN. 


Note:  Date of birth and death could be 23 Mar 1915.

2638

2

21

Sloan

Elonzo J

12 Apr 1894

18 Jul 1895

--

4523

1

18

Sloan

Ethel

30 Jun 1888

6 Jul 1888

--

4521

1

18

Sloan

Etta C

1863

1920

Wife of Richard SLOAN.

2615

2

19

Sloan

F Elizabeth

6 Jul 1900

16 Dec 1969

Wife of George D SLOAN.

2583

2

17

Sloan

Flora Eleanor

7 Jun 1909

23 Jan 1997

nee SMITH.  Wife of James Henry SLOAN.

2592

2

17

Sloan

Flora Mae

20 Aug 1928

14 Jan 2016

nee GRAVES.  Wife of Harry Samuel SLOAN. 

Daughter of Clyde & Nellie (NOLAND) GRAVES.

Sons:  Harry Samuel Jr., Mark David. 

(Click here to view obituary.)

3573

2

1

Sloan

Frances P

20 Nov 1927

--

nee WRIGHT.  Wife of Charles A SLOAN.  Married 4 Feb 1949.

1687

3

17

Sloan

Frank

24 Dec 1900

4 Dec 1916

Son of Caleb T & Catherine "Kate " (THOMPSON) SLOAN.

2167

1

18

Sloan

Frank

18 Jul 1891

28 Apr 1898

--

4522

1

18

Sloan

George D

26 May 1899

12 Sep 1966

Husband of F Elizabeth SLOAN.

2583

2

17

Sloan

George Lester

19 Dec 1928

17 Dec 1936

Buried next to George D & F Elizabeth SLOAN.

2584

2

17

Sloan

Halmon

1911

1941

Son of Byron & Edith (HOPE) SLOAN.

2629

2

20

Sloan

Harry Samuel

10 Feb 1925

24 Sep 2014

Husband of Flora Mae (GRAVES) SLOAN. 


Son of Daniel D & Rhoda E (LYNCH) SLOAN.


Sons:  Harry Samuel Jr., Mark David. 

TEC 5, US Army, WW II.

(Click here to view obituary.)

3573

0136

2

1

Sloan

Harry Samuel, Jr.

26 Dec 1951

30 Mar 1952

Son of Harry Samuel & Flora Mae SLOAN.


“Our Son”

2410

2

1

Sloan

Howard

25 Nov 1888

1 Jun 1900

Son of Caleb T & Catherine "Kate " (THOMPSON) SLOAN.

2168

1

18

Sloan

J Marie

--

--

--

2159

1

18

Sloan

James Henry

24 Nov 1864

29 Aug 1877

Buried next to John & Sarah C SLOAN.

2162

1

18

Sloan

James Henry

7 Jul 1909

9 Mar 1992

Husband of Flora Eleanor (SMITH) SLOAN.  Married 8 Sep 1931.  Son of John W & Viva Myrtle (FINCH) SLOAN.

S3 US Navy, WW II.

2592

2

17

Sloan

Jedd M

4 Apr 1917

20 Jul 1980

Husband of Clarabell SLOAN.  Married 31 Dec 1940.

2570

2

15

Sloan

Jesse G “Jess”

1889

1916

Son of Richard & Etta C SLOAN.  (Previously dates given as (1890 – 9 Jan 1917)

2614

2

19

Sloan

John

9 Mar 1838

20 Nov 1911

Husband of Sarah C SLOAN.

2161

1

18

Sloan

John M

7 Mar 1914

17 Jun 1943

--

2619

2

19

Sloan

John R

6 Jul 1913

28 Oct 2005

Husband of Lillian R SLOAN.

2635

2

20

Sloan

John W

27 Apr 1873

19 Nov 1946

Husband of Bertha Ella (EATON) SLOAN, 1st, married 21 May 1893; and Viva Myrtle SLOAN, 2nd, married 11 Oct 1905.  Son of John & Sarah Catherine (PHILLIPS) SLOAN. 


“Father”

2595

2

17

Sloan

Joseph W

5 Jul 1915

8 May 1986

Husband of Edmar J SLOAN.

1994

3

15

Sloan

Kate

13 Nov 1868

6 Feb 1958

nee THOMPSON.  Wife of Caleb T SLOAN.  Daughter of George W & Marinda (CROW) THOMPSON.

2166

1

18

Sloan

Lillian R

7 Nov 1914

4 Jan 1998

Wife of John R SLOAN.

2635

2

20

Sloan

Mabel O

8 May 1902

7 Nov 1986

Wife of Charles N SLOAN.

2000

3

17

Sloan

Mark David

7 Feb 1962

28 Mar 2013

Son of Harry Samuel  & Flora Mae (GRAVES) SLOAN. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1692

2

1

Sloan

Morris E

10 Feb 1894

24 Aug 1917

--

2616

2

19

Sloan

Morris Ray

26 Aug 1941

18 Mar 1950

Son of Jedd M  & Clarabell SLOAN.  “Son”  “Nubbins”

2571

2

15

Sloan

Nora May

23 Mar 1915

22 Sep 1915

Daughter of Byron & Edith (HOPE) SLOAN.

2636

2

21

Sloan

Perry R

20 Aug 1911

28 Dec 1982

Husband of A Evedene  (ALVIS) SLOAN.  Married 15 Sep 1935.

S2 US Navy, WW II.

4162

2

19

Sloan

Ralph E

1 Jul 1918

13 Jul 1943

“Son”

US Navy, WW II Pacific Theatre

2594

2

17

Sloan

Rhoda Ellen

1892

1979

nee LYNCH.  Wife of Daniel D SLOAN.  Daughter of William & Isabell (GRANT) LYNCH.

2401

2

14

Sloan

Richard

1860

1936

Husband of Etta C SLOAN.

2615

2

19

Sloan

Ruth

11 Apr 1903

8 Dec 1986

Wife of Arvil “Cap” SLOAN.

2437

2

3

Sloan

Sarah C

6 Jan 1841

21 Oct 1920

Wife of John SLOAN.

2161

1

18

Sloan

Viva Myrtle

13 Feb 1884

1 Oct 1960

nee FINCH.  Second wife of John W SLOAN.  Married 11 Oct 1905.
“Mother”

2595

2

17

Sloan

West

15 May 1871

11 Jun 1889

Buried next to John & Sarah C SLOAN.

2163

1

18

Sloan

William Gary

7 May 1953

--

Son of William Ray & Eddyth Roselyn SLOAN.

2252

2

2

Sloan

William Ray

10 Jun 1930

6 Mar 2008

Husband of Eddyth Roselyn SLOAN. 


Sons:  William Gary, Charles Glenn.

2251

2253

2

2

Sloan-Angle

Mable Clair

8 Nov 1912

18 Feb 2003

nee SLOAN.  Daughter of Daniel  D & Rhoda Ellen (LYNCH) SLOAN.


“Mother” 

Children: Doris Jean, Julias Albert Jr, Joella Mae, Sharon Lee, Tawana Jean, and Darlene La Rae ANGLE.

2574

2

16

Smith

A Lucinda Phillips

24 Oct 1913

29 Jul 2008

Wife of Harold Thomas SMITH.

2654

2

23

Smith

Harold Thomas

23 Jun 1921

10 Mar 2003

Husband of A Lucinda Phillips SMITH.

2654

2

23

Smith

John

22 Jan 1827

9 Dec 1880

Aged 52 Yrs 10 Ms 16 Ds.

2182

1

18

Smith

Lois Marie

26 Aug 1930

--

Wife of R Eugene SMITH.  Married 14 Nov 1952.

1910

4

5

Smith

Lois Marie

26 Aug 1930

--

Wife of R Eugene SMITH.  Married 14 Nov 1952.

1910

4

5

Smith

Karen Kay

5 Nov 1957

4 May 2017

nee RINSCH.  Wife of Jeff SMITH.  

Married:  31 Jan 1987. 

Daughter of Joe & June RINSCH. 

(Click here to view obituary.)

Photo not yet available.


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Spain

Velma B "Pep"

12 Mar 1925

11 Nov 2012

nee HORRALL.  Wife of Willard W SPAIN

Married 12 Apr 1947.

Daughter of Gerald & Goldie Fern (WILLIAMS) HORRALL. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

4157

3

8

Spain

Willard W

13 Apr 1918

31 Jul 2003

Husband of Velma B "Pep" (HORRALL) SPAIN

Married 13 Apr 1947. 

Son of Ray & Emma (WILLIAMS) SPAIN.

4157

3

8

Steinmetz

Byron V

1891

1979

Husband of Mable B STEINMETZ.  Married 24 Jun 1910.

1990

3

14

Steinmetz

Mable B

1890

1966

Wife of Byron V STEINMETZ. mARRIED 24 jUN 1910.

1990

3

14

Stevens

Katherine L

--

--

nee McKENZIE.  Wife of Ralph E “Steve” STEVENS.  Married 27 Oct 1941.

2414

2

2

Stevens

Ralph E “Steve”

1 Jul 1910

15 Aug 1960

Husband of Katherine L STEVENS.  Married 27 Oct 1941.

Indiana, S Sgt 323 Bomb GP AAF, WW II.

 

2414

2

2

Stevens

Samantha Jane

17 May 1848

2 May 1923

nee EVANS.  Wife of Charles B WHETSTINE*, 1st, married 7 Oct 1865 in Warrick County, Indiana;  John C DECKER, 2nd, married 26 Sep 1872; Jefferson TURPIN, 3rd; and Ephraim STEPHENS/STEVENS, 4th, married 18 Oct 1906.  Daughter of David & Elizabeth (BUTLER) EVANS. 


(*Note:  Surname also found as Whitstone, Whitstine and Whetstene.  This marriage evidently ended in divorce. Thanks to George Macke, 8 Dec 2012)

4483

1

12

Stewart

Adline

31 Jul 1856

30 Jun 1900

Age 43 Ys 11 Mos

4456

1

8

Stewart

Beulah Mae

31 Jan 1906

13 Dec 1988

Wife of John Howard STEWART.

2500

2

7

Stewart

John Howard

19 Dec 1905

23 Jun 1990

Husband of Beulah Mae STEWART.

2500

2

7

Stone

Augusta R

24 Sep 1904

1 Nov 1986

Wife of William "Bob" STONE.

1986

3

12

Stone

C Robert

10 Feb 1925

20 Feb 1998

Husband of Claire M STONE.  Married 30 Jun 1956.

1968

3

7

Stone

Carl H

13 Apr 1936

6 Apr 1981

Pfc US Marine Corps, Korea

1987

3

13

Stone

Carl Harvey, Jr.

14 Feb 1973

14 Feb 1973

Infant son of Carl H & Lily STONE.

1988

3

13

Stone

Claire M

23 Sep 1935

--

Wife of C Robert STONE.  Married 30 Jun 1956.

1968

3

7

Stone

Henrietta M

7 Mar 1942

--

nee MICHEL.  Wife of William H STONE.  Married 30 Jun 1962.

"Loving Parents of:  Lana, Brian, Bradley, Kent"

0022


0023

3

11

Stone

John H

22 Apr 1880

5 Jan 1951

Indiana, Pfc 20 Infantry 10 Div, WW  I

1982

3

12

Stone

Lana Marie

16 May 1964

16 May 1964

"Our Darling"

1978

3

10

Stone

Mary Ann

19 May 1941

--

Wife of Paul Daniel STONE.  "Parents of Scott and Sheryl"

1980

3

10

Stone

Paul Daniel

22 Jul 1937

22 Jul 1937

Husband of Mary Ann STONE.  "Parents of Scott and Sheryl"

1980

3

10

Stone

Scott Daniel

12 Mar 1966

3 Jun 1977

Son of Paul Daniel & Mary Ann STONE.

1979

3

10

Stone

William "Bob"

1 Dec 1901

19 Dec 1959

Husband of Augusta R STONE.

1986

3

12

Stone

William H "Bill"

15 Aug 1939

29 Jan 2011

Husband of Henrietta M (MICHEL) STONE.  Married 30 Jun 1962.  Son of Robert & Augusta STONE. 


"Loving Parents of:  Lana, Brian, Bradley, Kent"

(Click here to view obituary.)

0022


0023


3

11

Stott

Nancy J Keith

23 Nov 1882

18 Oct 1953

"Grandmother"

1934

4

7

Stott

William J

29 Apr 1919

12 Feb 1988

"Dad"

1935

4

7

Straw

Mary Marie

21 Jan 1913

17 Mar 1986

Wife of Robert Hugh Preston STRAW.

1866

4

2

Straw

Robert Hugh Preston

19 Oct 1913

19 Dec 1983

Husband of Mary Marie STRAW.

1866

4

2


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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