Miriam Romayne “Nan” DeCotes, 92 of Decatur, passed into the arms of Jesus at
3:10 am. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Fairhaven’s Christian Home.
A Funeral Service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 pm. Friday,
September 29, 2017 in Life Builders Church of God (833 West Pershing Road Decatur,
Illinois 62526) with Jeremy J. Smith officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the
service at the church. Burial will be at Harristown Cemetery. Memorials may be made
to the church or the donor’s choice. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in
charge of the arrangements.
Miriam was born in Binghamton, New York in May of 1925 the daughter of Ray and
Flossie Stone Dickerson. She married Armin DeCotes in July of 1943. He preceded
her in death in November of 1997. Miriam was an Ordained Minister by the Church of
God in Anderson, Indiana. She was a member of Life Builder’s Church of God.
Surviving are her daughters, Donna R. (George) Branstine of Brighton, Missouri,
Kathleen T. (Dan) Sigmon of Decatur, Illinois, Elizabeth A. (Ron) Blakeney of St.
Peters, Missouri, Tanya L. DeCotes of Decatur, Illinois, son-in-law, Jim Hinton of
Bolivar, Missouri, grandchildren, Kamie Jo Meador, Jodii Hinton, Scott Smith, Shaun
Blakeney, Heidii Hinton-Fox, Jeremy Smith, Barbie Moran, Shannon Hancock,
twenty-six great and two great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one great-great grandson,
Miriam was a wonderful Mother, Nanny and Nanny Great, and she will be deeply