Denise Decker 49, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020, at St. Louis University Hospital. She was born in Pontiac, MI, June 22, 1970, to parents Robert Lee and Evelyn Alice (Grusnick) Bowen. Denise was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. On December 6, 1989, she married Raymond Decker and they enjoyed thirty years together. Denise loved to sew and cook. She was a self-claimed photographer, always ready for that perfect picture. She enjoyed fishing, loved nature, and enjoyed nature walks. Her favorite times were spent with her family and traveling to North Carolina to visit with her son. Denise will be greatly missed by her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother: Donald Bowen; niece, Amanda McSpadden. Denise is survived by her loving husband, children: Raymond Decker Jr. and wife Megan of Hurdle Mills, NC, Draco Tipton of Piedmont, Alicia Moore and husband James of Piedmont, Cheyanna Decker of Piedmont; step-son: Verlin Tipton of Birchtree, MO; grandchildren: Raymond Decker III, Brendly Decker: brothers: Ronald Bowen and wife Cindy of VA, Reese Bowen and wife Susan of Dubuque, IA; sisters: Ellen Rath and husband David of Dubuque, IA, Lisa McSpadden of VA, Teresa Hardwick and husband Richard of Dubuque, IA, Carrie Bowen of Dubuque, IA; several nieces, nephews and friends. Denise will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Visitation was held from 12:00 until 1:00 pm, Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont Chapel. Funeral service followed at 1:00 pm, also in the Piedmont Chapel. Pastor Richard Sanders ministered to the family. Raymond Decker Sr., Raymond Decker Jr., Draco Tipton, Verlin Tipton, James Moore, and Jared Lester served as pallbearers. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Ellington. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
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