---- — Nora “Ethel” Duncan, 87, Kokomo, passed away at 9 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, at Waterford Health Campus, Kokomo. Born Oct. 3, 1926, in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Walter Thomas Reavis and Hattie Ethel (West) Reavis. On June 20, 1954, in New Castle, she married Stanley Rae Duncan. He preceded her in death April 26, 1995.
She was a school teacher for approximately 35 years, with the majority of her career spent at Lafayette Park School, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Kokomo, where she was a member of the Loyalty Circle. She was also a member of Psi Iota Xi and the National Education Association. She loved to read and play the piano.
Survivors include one son, Richard R. Duncan, Houston, Texas; three daughters, Julia G. (David) Haak, Sharpsville, Clarissa K. (Hart) Malarcher, Spring, Texas, and Jayne E. (Tom) Dobrzykowski, Lakeville; one brother, Jim Reavis, New Castle; six grandchildren, Susan (Jon) McCombs, Spring, Texas, Stephanie (Jason) Bales, Tipton, Eric Haak, Sharpsville, Sarah Dobrzykowski and Kevin Dobrzykowski, Lakeville, Riley Duncan, Houston, Texas; two stepgrandchildren, Apryl Malarcher and Trey Malarcher, Spring, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Bryleigh Bales, Katelynn McCombs and Jack McCombs; four stepgreat-grandchildren, Emily McCombs, Colton McCombs, Savannaha Malarcher and Cohnnor Malarcher.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and twin brother, George Reavis.
Ethel’s family would especially like to thank the staff of Waterford Place Health Campus, Community Howard Regional Oncology Department, and Guardian Angel Hospice for the excellent care given to Ethel.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo. Pastor Nancy Blevins will officiate. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at South Mound Cemetery, 505 Bundy Ave., New Castle. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.
Memorials may be directed to the Main Street United Methodist Church or The American Cancer Society, with envelopes available at the mortuary. You may read Ethel’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you can sign the guestbook, order flowers or share a personal message to the family.