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      Lois Duncan, age 87, of rural Lamar, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017, at Truman Healthcare Center.

      Lois was born November 19, 1929, in Barton County to Jesse and Ethel (Mead) Lowe.   On January 26, 1946, at Girard, Kansas, she married Bob Duncan and they made their home and farmed in Barton County.  They had shared 57 years together before his passing on February 21, 2003.  Lois was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers-in-law, Ralph Duncan, Pete Amparan, and Eugene Robertson; sisters-in-law, Reba Duncan, Wanda Duncan, Viola Duncan, Esther Wilhelm, and Alice Robertson; and two nephews, Mike Estes and Stanley Robertson.

      In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Lois was a hard-working farmwife who met every challenge with determination and perseverance.  She had also worked in town through the years at Big Smith, O’Sullivan Industries, and Rogers Lures. Her gift of hospitality was evident to everyone she welcomed around her table at home as well as the Rotarians who looked forward to Tuesday lunch for many years.  Loving the outdoors, Lois could often be found on a tractor in the hayfield, mowing her yard, working in her large gardens, attending to farm animals, or fishing at a pond.  Not one to be idle, her indoor time was spent cooking, sewing, quilting, or working on embroidery projects to share with family and friends. 

      Survivors include her son and daughter, Jim (Terri) Duncan and Linda (Larry) Robertson, Lamar; three grandchildren, Kevin Robertson (fiancé, Lisa Greenfeather), Jason Duncan, and Kristy Robertson, all of Lamar; her sister, Helen Amparan, Las Vegas, Nevada; and two brothers-in-law, Glen Duncan, Lamar, and Orville Duncan, Golden City; and a large extended family.

      A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 7th, at Morehead Cemetery with Mike Gage officiating.

      Memorial contributions are suggested to Barton County Meals on Wheels in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

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#1 LamarJoe Davis 2017-11-11 17:47
Oh my gosh, I was so sad when I heard this. I have delivered meals to Lois for a couple years. She is one of my favorites. Such a sweet sweet lady. I will miss her.

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