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Jean Decker

June 18, 1941 — February 20, 2019

Jean Decker

Jean C. Decker

Age 77 of Wilmington, passed away Wednesday morning, February 20, 2019 at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home in Joliet.

Born June 18, 1941 in Wilmington, Jean was a daughter of James and Ann (O’Connor) Stanley. She was raised in Wilmington; attended St. Rose Catholic School, and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1959. Jean worked at Johnson & Johnson Personal Products for over 25 years and was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington. She will be remembered for her love of cats, and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

Survivors include her two sons, Gerald “Skeeter” (Debbie Jo) VanDuyne of Paris, Missouri and Jeffrey (Sheila) VanDuyne of Wilmington; two granddaughters: Casey VanDuyne and Cory VanDuyne; one brother, Jim (Susan) Stanley of Wilmington; two nieces, Teri (Jeff) Streul of Joliet and Julie (Gordon) Archey of Wilmington, and numerous great nieces and great nephews, as well as her special friend, Bette Stutts of Wilmington.

Jean was preceded in death her parents: James Stanley (1988) and Ann Stanley (2011); first husband, Jerry VanDuyne and second husband, Kenny Decker.

Per Jean’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded, and there will be no services.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Jean’s memory to Kuzma Care Cottage, 635 S. Main Street, Wilmington, IL 60481.

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