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Frances Duncan


Frances Virginia (Morrison) Duncan, 104, went home to be with the Lord on July 17, 2019.

She was born in Taylorville on May 12, 1915. Frances was the daughter of Henry Campagne and Gertrude (Raymond) Campagne. Albert Morrison was her wonderful stepfather. 

Frances was a 1933 graduate of Villa Grove High School and was Salutatorian of her class. She was an education graduate of Eastern Illinois State Teacher’s College. Frances taught elementary education at Fairland, Camargo and Villa Grove for 24 years. Frances greatly enjoyed teaching and truly loved small children. She enjoyed reading, travelling and her family. She was an active member of the First Christian Church of Villa Grove. Frances will be remembered as a faithful follower of Christ, devoted wife, loving and nurturing mother, beloved daughter and caring friend.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Joseph G. Duncan and her parents Albert and Gertrude Morrison.

Surviving are her sons, James E. (Rita) Duncan of Somerset, Ind., John B. (Karen) Duncan of Marshfield, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services took place at Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove, Illinois Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Visitation was prior to the funeral. Burial was at the Villa Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Villa Grove.

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