Virginia Rose (McPheeters) Decker was born in Baldwin, Kansas, November 18, 1925. She moved to Missouri at the age of 10, and graduated from Blue Springs High School. Virginia married Percy Decker, March 10, 1946, in Lee’s Summit. They were married 67 years. They both lived and worked around the Lee’s Summit area. As a teenager, Virginia worked for the Gas Company before becoming a full-time homemaker and mother.
Virginia and Percy were involved in various activities with their children. They were members of the Lee’s Summit Saddle Club, Prairie Lee 4-H and Greenwood Hustlers 4-H Clubs, along with the Future Farmers of America.
Virginia loved to sew, embroider and quilt. She enjoyed making a quilt for all 3 of her children, 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. In addition, she quilted for others to lead to a total of 30 quilts.
She was her grandchildren’s biggest cheerleader by attending sporting events, musicals and livestock shows. Often times, she could be found behind the camera or videoing all their events. She even loved supporting her great grandchildren at their ball games and watching the little ones while their parents were at work.
Virginia returned to work for the U.S. Government (GSA) for 31 years. After retiring, she worked as a teller for the Union/Preferred Bank in Lee’s Summit. After 12 years, she retired a second time to care for her husband.
After moving to John Knox, she became involved in card games and playing bingo. She loved telling about her quarters she won in her bingo games. Every Christmas, the family enjoyed gathering together in Grandma’s room and then playing pool and bowling.
Virginia’s survivors are son, Stephen Decker, Gilmer, Texas; daughters, Peggy Roberts, Lee’s Summit and Pam (Greg) Callahan Centerview, MO. Grandchildren, Todd (Stefanie) Decker, Knoxville, TN; Jeffrey (Carrie) Roberts, Lee’s Summit; Allyson Decker, Deer Lodge, MT; T.J. (Kari) Callahan, Jake Callahan, both of Centerview; Melanie (Danny) Brockhaus, Holden. Nine great grandchildren, Jazmin and Liam Decker, Knoxville, TN; Harrison and Katie Cortinas, Pleasant Hill, Samantha and Joe Callahan, Centerview; Marcella Roberts, Lee’s Summit; Corbin and Case Brockhaus, Holden. Sisters: Ruby Huff, Houston, TX; Maxine Maggard, Lee’s Summit. Along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Deceased includes her parents, Corwin and Alice McPheeters; her husband, Percy Decker; brother Charles McPheeters, sisters; Irene McPheeters Alley and Nancy McPheeters Davis and son-in-law, Steve Jeannin.
Funeral will be held at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit on Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 12th from 5:00-7:00 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063