Grace (Hendricks) Karbula

December 18, 1926 ‒ May 09, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Grace (Hendricks) Karbula passed away quietly at her residence May 9, 2018.

Grace was born in Wood County, W.V. on December 18, 1926 to Howard and Grace (Barnhouse) Hendricks.  She attended St. Mary’s of The Springs after receiving a scholarship from St. Vincent de Paul; here Grace graduated in 1944.  Grace later graduated from Marion Business College and The Ohio State School of Cosmetology.  She loved gardening and sewing.

Grace was preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers, and a grandson.  She is survived by her four daughters, Linda Decker, Patricia Decker-Martin, Barbara (Jerry) Crampton, Margie Bennett and her son, Greg Decker-Karbula; as well as six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

There will be private graveside family services.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Grace’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • Two sisters gone in just days of each other is tragic. My grandmother Lakey will be reunited with them in heaven. My daughter is named after Grace and share many of the same features. She is forever in our hearts and mind.

  • My sincerest sympathies to all of Aunt Grace’s family. What a deep loss to experience. I am Darlean Lewis’ youngest daughter, & cannot believe I heard this news, especially exactly 1 week after my mom passing. (We just buried my Mom, Darlean, today). I visited Aunt Grace a few times when I lived in Marion about 7 years ago, & enjoyed our visits. She was so lively & we were able to share a few memories about my mother to each other. Very sorry for your great loss.

    • I am “Darlean’s’ daughter Jackie Lewis – her 6th child. Mom was with me the longest until her illness. Nothing can hurt more than the sting of death. I had the privilege of understanding the bible’s promise of being here on earth again in paradise. This is what mom believed & strongly treasured. Rev.21:4. I hope you will come to see & believe thie !!! Your Cousin – Jacqueline Lewis