Amelia Jean Diane Decker – age 3 of Gladstone, MO passed away Sunday morning, February 18, 2024, at her home in Gladstone, with her parents by her side.  Amelia was born on August 2, 2020, in Kansas City, MO.  At age 18 months she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and she fought a resilient fight with her family and Dolly by her side. Although Amelia’s life was short, she left a huge impact on her family and all of those she came into contact with.  She loved animals of all kinds, but especially enjoyed elephants, penguins and turtles at the zoo.  Amelia enjoyed coloring, painting rocks, blowing bubbles, walks, and being outdoors. She found joy in flying kites with Papy Tom.  Amelia loved people, especially her cousins. She was compassionate, often thinking of her cousins before herself.  She loved anything princess and everything Disney.  The family will cherish the memories made at Disney World this past year with Amelia. During her extensive time at Children’s Mercy she made a friend, Hannah. She enjoyed playing Pokemon with her dad, her favorites were Hoothoot, Sentret, and Ledyba. Most of all she loved being a big sister and taking care of Piper. Our Warrior Amelia has hung up her sword and earned her wings.  Amelia’s legacy will never be forgotten, and her absence leaves a hole in her family’s hearts that will never be filled. They take comfort knowing she is with Jesus.

She is survived by her parents, Connor and Michelle of the home; sister, Piper of the home; paternal grandparents, Tom and Robin Decker of Lawson, MO; maternal grandparents, Brian and Teresa Green of Richmond, MO; maternal great-grandparents, Tom and Naida Green of Liberty, MO; uncle Joseph Decker (Sarah) of Liberty, MO; aunt Amber Nolkamper of Kansas City, MO; aunt, Corrine Markley (Spencer) of Pleasant Hill, MO, 7 cousins and other extended family members also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Bags of Fun Kansas City, or to Connor and Michelle Decker for a memorial fund to be decided at a later date. A celebration of Amelia’s life will be held 10 AM, Friday, February 23rd, 2024, at the Lathrop First Christian Church.  The family will receive friends 5 to 7 PM, the evening prior (Thursday) also at church.  Burial will follow at Converse Cemetery, south of Lathrop, MO.  Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Lathrop (816) 740-4658. Online guestbook at