Funeral Services for Carol Jean Dechant will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014, at the First Pentecostal Church, Wichita, Kansas, with Bishop J. M. Cornwell, Pastor Arley Forsyth, Pastor Rick A. Barrett and Pastor Scott Osborn officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva.
Carol Jean Rhoades, daughter of the late Ralph and Marie Rhoades, was born March 20, 1941, in Cushing, Oklahoma, and passed away December 31, 2013, at Wichita, Kansas, at the age of 72.
She was united in marriage to Don Dechant on October 19, 1979.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, one son and one grandson, two brothers and one sister.
She is survived by her husband, Don, of the home, daughter, Roxanna Weston and her husband, Dee, of Albuquerque, N M; son, Justin Downer and his wife, Vicki, of Lawrence, KS; daughter Robin Fawvor and her husband, Jim, of Stillwater, OK; son, Arlan Downer of Cheney, KS; one brother, Jack Rhoades and his wife, Gayle, of Canyon, TX; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.