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Linda Kay Duncan, age 66, a lifetime resident of Lamar passed away February 4, 2013 of a long term illness.

Linda was born July 24, 1946 to Art and Nadene (Dennis) Cornell in Lamar, MO.  She graduated Lamar High School in 1964 and on November 19, 1965 she married Loren Wayne Duncan at Golden City, MO. 

Linda was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of Lamar United Methodist Church and also the Joy Class at the church.  She loved to travel, go camping, fish, see hot air balloons, crochet, and play pitch and solitaire; she had also worked for many years at O’Sullivan Industries. She also loved flowers and a little yellow slug bug.

Linda is survived by her husband Wayne of the home; one son and three daughters, Dennis & Heather Duncan, Lori & Matt Miller, Melissa McKarus, and Renee & Vaughn Stephen all of Lamar; 11 grandchildren, Emmy Todd, Brenyn Jungmann, Stuart McKarus, Rein, Lexy, & Brayden Stephen, Britni, Brantley, Bayli, Bryli, & Kahlen Duncan; one brother Harold & Brenda Cornell, and one sister, Brenda Rhine all of Lamar.

Preceding her in death are her father Art Cornell, stepfather Robert Embry, mother Nadene Embry and a brother Artie Cornell.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm Thursday February 7, 2013 at Lamar United Methodist Church with Dr. Barry Winders officiating.  Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Contributions can be made to Lamar United Methodist Church Children’s Ministries in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#11 Dixon, MOJane Roberson 2013-03-07 21:41
A little over a month ago you left family & friends and went to be with Jesus. How excited he has to be to have you in his company. I miss you more & more each day & sometimes the missing becomes unbearable. I am so grateful to the girls & Wayne for bringing you to my house in July. Such a wonderful visit that didn't last long enough. Funny how our friendship blossomed from being next door neighbors to being closer than some sisters. I enjoyed my weekend visits to your house, going to Chicken Annie's or Mary's, playing cards & staying up when everyone else was in bed, watching TV & talking up a storm. Now, it seems everything is so hurried up & no time to stop & smell the roses or coffee or bacon
frying. I miss you Linda, more than you will ever know & love your family as if they were my own. Sending you comfort & gentle breezes. I love ' miss you dearly.
#10 Joplin, MoAngie Besendorfer 2013-02-13 17:09
I am so sorry to hear of this great loss. I regret that I didn't hear in time to show my respect to my old friends. I pray that your heart remembers the good times and that the good Lord provides peace to each of you. You're in my prayers.
Angie Besendorfer
#9 Phoenix, AZLucy Braun 2013-02-10 14:00
I just want to wish you girls and Dennis my very best. I am very sorry to hear about your mom. You are all in my thoughts.
#8 LamarShirley Gaither 2013-02-07 12:01
Dear Family, I just wanted to share a few memories of my cousin. Linda was one of the "big girl" cousins, the 8 year difference is so small now, but to 5 year old eyes, she was so grown up. I remember her helping when my baby sister Sherry came home from the hospital, and I remember the visits when Uncle Robert and Aunt Nadine brought their family to visit. I remember going to visit them in Walker, but the rooster attacking my brother Bill stands out most about that visit. I remember Linda and Wayne dating, big rollers in the girl's hair and being very upset when my parents didn't let us go to the wedding with them. I remember watching their beautiful baby girls while they helped someone move. I also remember one of those girls leaning over and taking a bite out of her sister, for no apparent reason. I won't name names. Most of all I remember the love that Linda had for her family and her generous and loving spirit. I will always remember the love she shared and the joy that she lived her life with, especially the joy she shared every time I saw her during the past few years. Linda's is truly a loving, joyous, generous spirit, that will continue to touch our lives as she looks out for us from her heavenly home. Love you Linda, and love all of you too. Cousin Shirley
#7 Jane Ann Mckay 2013-02-06 13:44
To all the family, My thouthts and prayers are with you all! Love you all!
#6 SarcoxieSonia Resa 2013-02-05 21:44
Lori & Family,

I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. As I looked at the picture, that is just how I remembered her when we were at Lamar. She always had a smile and a fashionable hat. Please know that you are in my prayers as I ask for the peace that only our God can provide at this difficult time.

Your friend,
Sonia Resa
#5 Guest 2013-02-05 18:42
Our love and prayers are with your family at this time. Linda was always a joy to visit with, always had a beautiful smile and loved her children and grandchildren. She loved watching them at whatever they were doing.

May God comfort you with the days ahead.

Much Love,
Dan & Bev Arnold
#4 LamarMelanie & Ron Bruffett 2013-02-05 14:16
Lori,Harold,Brenda & Family,

We're so sorry for your loss. May God be with all of you in this time of loss.
Our thoughts are with you,
Ron and Melanie
#3 Lamar, MOCarroll Family 2013-02-05 13:13
Lori and family, Thoughts and prayers with you all at this time of loss and sorrow. May many memories of your mother bring you peace and comfort today and days ahead.
#2 SheldonScotty Scoville 2013-02-05 12:35
Renee, Lori, Melissa, Dennis and Families,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very special lady. May your wonderful memories of her bring you peace and comfort at this difficult time. Please know that if you need anything I am just a phone call away.

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