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Kathleen Hershman Duncan

Godfrey | Friday, April 13 2012

Kathleen Hershman Duncan, 96, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2012 at her home in Godfrey. Katie was born May 27, 1915 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to her parents, James and Gertrude (Cahill) Hershman. She married Samuel Duncan on December 19, 1942 in St. Louis, MO. Katie and Sam worked together in the office of Duncan Foundry for several years prior to their marriage and until his death on August 23, 2022. They resided in their home in Godfrey all of their marriage. Surviving are nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews. Besides her parents and husband, a brother and two sisters preceded her in death. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Alton Cemetery. Monsignor Virgil Mank will officiate. Memorials may be made to Alton Cemetery or a charity of choice. A special thanks to the staff of Absolut Care Services for their tender, loving care these past few months. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com “God’s Special Garden”- God looked around His garden and He found an empty place then looked down upon this earth and He saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest, God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were tired, He knew you were in pain, He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He knew the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, so he closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace Be Thine.” It breaks our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.


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