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Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
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 community.

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 visit.

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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