Grace E. Duncan

Born: Fri., Jun. 22, 1934
Died: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 28, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
Location: Community of Christ Church, New Canton

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Grace E. Duncan, 84, of Kinderhook, IL and formally of Peoria died August 23, 2018 at her residence. She was born on June 22, 1934 in New Canton to John W. and Ethel C. (Collier) Evans. She married Marvin Duncan in Peoria, IL on May 4, 1963 and he survives.

Grace graduated from the first graduating class of West Pike High School in 1952. After graduating she moved to Peoria to work for Auto Owners Insurance until 1965. She then worked for the Peoria Public School District as a teacher’s aide until retiring in 1995. She enjoyed woodworking with her husband. He cut the wood and she painted it for him. Grace also enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting. She always passed on what she made to others. She always took charge of organizing the Evans and Duncan family reunions. She also enjoyed her flowers and her time spent with her family. She was a member of Community Church of Christ in New Canton.

She is survived by her husband, Marvin, a son, Eric (Leslie) Duncan, granddaughter, Courtney Duncan and great grandson, Ryne Eric, a grandson, Quinton (Kelsey) Duncan and great granddaughters; Emmarie Grace, Averie Lynn and Rosalie Pearl all of Hull. Also surviving is a sister, Wilma Noynaert of Galesburg, IL and several extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers; Lee Evans and Paul Evans.

There will be a memorial service at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday,  August 29, 2018 at the Community Church of Christ in New Canton with Ron Howell officiating.  Burial will be at Kinderhook Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 – 7 P.M., Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. Memorials are suggested to the Community Church of Christ or Blessing Cancer Center. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is in charge of the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Grace's memory to the following organizations:

Blessing Cancer Center

Community Church of Christ, New Canton

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Cindy Schwindenhammer
   Posted Sat August 25, 2018
Sometimes one person can have a great influence on your life by the way they live their life. Grace was such a person for me. I will always remember her as one of the kindest people I have ever known. I worked with her at Thomas Jefferson and she had a special talent for making everyone feel good and valued. I really wanted to name one of my twin girls Grace because she had made that name special for me. Unfortunately, I couldn't convince my husband, but I still love that name. To the family, please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Grace was a wonderful lady and I am glad for the short time she came into my life.

de prince christiane
   Posted Sun August 26, 2018
I met Grace many years ago but I never forgot her and I still remember her kindness and her warm smile. She and her family are in my thoughts these days.

   Posted Mon August 27, 2018
My family and I have been fortunate to share a friendship with Grace, Marvin & Eric for more than 40-years. GRACE was a devoted mother, sister, aunt and wife.

I will miss Grace for many reasons, but if I had to choose one "best memory" of her, it is of the excellent home made pickle relish (and other homemade jams, jellies & goodies) she shared with us on so many occasions.

Bless you, Grace... you have already blessed us with so much joy.
With much love,
JEAN Johnson
District 150 Schools
Peoria, IL

Theresa Basnett
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
My deepest condolences to Grace's family & friends. Grace can be described in many ways, but simple elegance will always be my memories of this wonderful lady.

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