Lenox Time Table
Wednesday February 17, 1999
OBITUARY ~ JOHN EVERETT "JOHNNY" DUEY
John Everett Duey, son of Stephen H. Duey and Charolette (Finkbeiner) Duey was
born June 19, 1914 at Graham, Missouri and passed away February 6, 1999 at
Greater Community Hospital in Creston, Iowa.
On February 16, 1937 he was united in marriage to Helen Lou Horton. To this
union were born three children: James Douglas Duey, Judith Rae Branham and
Brenda Joan Spurrier. Johnny lived his entire life near and in the Clearfield
Johnny owned and operated the Clearfield Elevator for 30 years, retiring in
1977. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, a 50 year member of
Noble Lodge #458 A.F. and A.M., served four terms on the Clearfield City
Council and he was past Fire Chief of the Clearfield Fire Department. He was a
charter member of the Clearfield Lions Club and a member of the Clearfield
Cemetery Board for 17 years. He was a very active member of the community and
took great pride in the town and the City Park.
Johnny and Helen Lou traveled and spent many winters in Arizona. Until their
health failed, they had not missed an Iowa State Fair in 50 years.
He loved to have his grandchildren and great grandchildren come to play and
Left to cherish his memory is his good friend, Grace Brown, who helped him so
much this last year, his daughters, Judy Branham and husband Wayne of
Sheridan, MO and Brenda Spurrier and husband Dean "Curley" of Clearfield, IA;
daughter-in-law, Ramona Duey of Folsom, CA, 8 grandchildren; Mark Hargin of
Bedford, IA, Mitch Hargin of Clarinda, IA, Lisa Bergan of Superior, CO, Linda
Bartlett of Roseville, CA, Craig Duey of Placerville, CA, Scott Spurrier and
Angela Rugolo, both of Chandler, AZ and Brent Spurrier of Benton, IA, 13 great
grandchildren, a sister Mollie Johnston of Afton, IA, sister-in-law Marianna
Duey of Waverly, IA and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Raymond and Isabel
Trost of Lenox, IA; nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen Lou, son Jim, three
sisters Ethyl McIntire, Rosetta Corliss, twin sister, Joy Evelyn Spring and
one brother LJ. Duey.
Services were held Tuesday, February 9, 1999 at 1:30 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church in Clearfield with the Rev. Alan Rusk officiating. Music was
provided by Maralene Longfellow and Kathy Nelson.
Casketbearers were Wayne Wilson, Jerry Ewalt, Fred Wilson, Jerry Horton, Jerry
Fletchall, and Charles Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were Darl Bell, Gaylan
Bell, James Darst and Paul Brown.
Interment was in the Clearfield Cemetery in Clearfield, Iowa.
Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014
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