HORTENSE — Francis Matthews Deckard, 79 of Hortense, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Gideon, Missouri, her parents were Cliff o r d Matthews and Clarine Walls Matthews. Mrs. Deckard was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Deckard, Sr.; her daughter, Michelle Janes; her sister, Jewell Matthews; and her brother, Kenneth Matthews. Mrs. Deckard was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith. She enjoyed reading books and loved spending time with her family. Survivors include her four children, Richelle D. Waggoner and Richard C. Deckard, Jr., both of Hortense; Rafe L. Deckard, of Gainesville, Va., and Stephen D. Deckard (wife, Robyn) of Fort Mill, S.C.; nine grandchildren, Michael Moser (wife Laurie), Christopher Deckard, Nick Rushing, Julie Ann Marco, Meaghan Deckard, Devin Deckard, Richard Deckard III, Connor Deckard, and Brandon Deckard; six great-grandchildren, Nikki Moser, Michael McTier, Michael K. Moser, Layton Rushing, Bella Deckard, and Luca Marco; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Barbara Kuipers (Ronald), and Carolann Matthews; also several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends. A funeral service was held Sunday afternoon, June 6, 2021, at the Chapel of Frye Funeral Home with Father Timmy McKeown officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard Deckard, Steve Deckard, Rafe Deckard, Nick Rushing, Michael Moser, and Connor Deckard. Arrangements were with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta. Sympathy may be expressed by signing our online registry at fryefh.com.