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Connie Lea Hammitt Duncan


Posted By: Alvin Poole (email)
Date: 12/7/2017 at 11:27:12

Connie Lea (Hammitt) Duncan., age 76, passed away, Aug. 31, 2017 at her home near Missouri Valley, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Sept. 2 at Harris Grove Memorial Chapel in Logan. Officiating was Pastor Wayne Bahr. Vocalists were David Dickenson and Kathy Lee. Vocal selections were “Precious Lord Take My Hand,” “He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need” and “God Be With You Until We Meet Again.”

Honorary Bearers were Michael Duncan, David Helfert, Robert Darrah, and Bill Hammitt. Casket Bearers were Wes Hammitt, Adam Mohning, Trent Oloff, Cliff Killpack, Larry Hammitt and Don Blackford. Final resting place is at the Harris Grove Cemetery in Logan.

Connie was born June 12, 1941 to Lyle and Ann Marie (Oloff) Hammitt, at their home near Persia, Iowa. She attended grade school at Crane School and Linwood School, which were both country schools. She attended high school at Beebeetown. In 1959, she was a part of the last graduating class from Beebeetown School. There were seven in her graduating class. After graduating she worked for eight years (1959-1967) at Mutual of Omaha as a policy checker and then a supervisor. On March 7, 1964 Connie married Ronald “Ron” Duncan in Omaha, Nebraska. They celebrated 53 years together. From this union they had two sons, Wade and Matthew. After moving from Papillion, Neb. to Missouri Valley. Connie spent her days homeschooling her sons. In 1987, Connie helped start the family business Duncan’s Poultry. Connie was proud of her sons for continuing the family business which was opened 30 years ago this year. Connie was active in supporting the causes she believed in. She was a homeschool pioneer and an advocate for homeschooling. She was also active in the Feingold Association (an organization helping hyperactive kids through diet). After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, Connie spent numerous hours offering support to others suffering from Celiac Disease by volunteering at the Celiac Association in Omaha, Neb. In her later years, she spent numerous hours campaigning for the local, state and Presidential elections. Connie’s enjoyments included spending time with her grandchildren, writing in her journal, reading and R.V. traveling.

She is preceded in death by her parents. Connie is survived by her husband, Ron; her son Wade Duncan and his wife Sasha of Missouri Valley; her son Matt Duncan and his wife Elizabeth, from Missouri Valley; grandchildren Eilert, Barrett, Isaac and Dylan Duncan; brother William “Bill” Hammitt and his wife Rita of Portsmouth; brother-in-law Michael Duncan and his wife Kathy from Evansville, Ind.; sister-in-law Susan Helfert and her husband Dave from Evansville, Ind. and many more nieces, nephews and friends.

Hennessey Funeral Home 13 Sep 2017


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