D. Fae Decker-Swango, 89, of Greensburg, passed away on Monday April 9, 2018 at Morning Breeze. Fae was born September 20, 1928 in Omaha, Illinois, the daughter of Claud and Inis (Rister) Awalt. She married Arnold Decker on December 25, 1948, he preceded her in death on December 22, 1972. She later married Charles Tom Swango on December 23, 1974 and he preceded her in death on December 5, 2012.
Fae began her career as a beautician. She owned her own salon in Illinois before moving to Greensburg and working as a beautician for 15 years. After marrying Tom, she became a farmers wife for 28 years. She was a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Sandusky United Methodist Church. Fae enjoyed dancing and socializing, she never met a stranger. She was very hard working and loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her sons Dennis (Toni) Decker of Milroy and Dannie (Sandy) Decker of Carmel; one step-daughter Jill Swango of Brownsburg; her sisters Dorothy (Karl) Johnston and Juanita Short; grandchildren - Kristi (Steve)Fasnacht, Kelli Jo Coon, Kyle (Cassie) Decker, Ryan Decker and Michelle (Austin Schaffer) Decker; and great grandchildren Hannah Davis, Abel Coon and Wren Decker. She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouses,one step-daughter Carol Wilson, her brother C. M. Awalt and one great granddaughter Toby Lynn Coon.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 11AM until the start of the funeral service at 1PM at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Rossburg Cemetery in New Point. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of Decatur/ Shelby. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.
Published on April 9, 2018