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Betty Lou Decker, 86 – Spent Free Time Reading

Betty Lou Decker, 86, Frackville, passed away peacefully Friday at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Born in Shenandoah she was a daughter of the late Naysh M. and Anna E. Swoyer Decker. She had been employed as a telephone operator and later supervisor for the former Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania in Bethlehem ,until her retirement.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville and a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers.

She enjoyed life and laughter and especially spending her free time reading.

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She was preceded in death by two brothers; Naysh and John Decker and by three sisters; Helen McAndrew, Evelyn Kotch and Annabelle Decker.

Betty Lou is survived by two brothers; Christian J. Decker and Howard and his wife Helen Decker, her sister Dianne Decker, Frackville and also by several nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday in St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Frackville, with Rev. Brian Miller, pastor, as the celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Englewood, Frackville. A viewing will be held on Friday from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville.

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