Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 25, 2013

Stephen H. Duncan

Jan. 9, 1948 - Feb. 22, 2013


— Stephen H. Duncan, 65, Kokomo, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Community Howard Regional Hospital. He was born Jan. 9, 1948, in Kokomo, to the late Howard and Naomi (Troyer) Duncan.

Stephen graduated from Kokomo High School in 1966, and then served with the U.S. Army in Korea from 1967 to 1969. After serving with the Army, Stephen was employed at Chrysler in the casting plant for 30 years, retiring in 2003. After retirement, Stephen kept himself busy with a part-time job at St. Joseph Hospital transporting rehab patients. Stephen belonged to the VFW, Eagles, UAW local 1166, AMA, Midnight Riders and the Goldwing Association of Kokomo.

He enjoyed bowling, and bowled for Lowes Speed Shop. Other pastimes included golfing, camping and especially motorcycling. He often attended out-of-state motorcycle rallies, and enjoyed traveling all over the United States. On May 28, 2008, Stephen married Rebecca “Becky” (Walker Seals) Duncan, and she survives.      

Stephen is also survived by his son, Matthew Duncan; daughter, Leslie (Mike) Hill; stepson, Clinton (Khristy) Seals; stepdaughter, Kristal (Rich) Jones; grandchildren, Moya Brown, Anthony Templin, Samantha Jones, Richard Jones and Braydon Harris; other special children, Haley Campbell, Carlie Campbell, Breanna Harris and Ava Grace Worland; and siblings, Ruth (Harold) Johnson, Edward Duncan, Cindy (Stephen) Anderson, Mary (John) Sullivan and Shelley (Randy) Schroeder; close family pets, Jasper and Keela; special aunt, Cheryl, who introduced Becky to Stephen; and other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends.

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife and mother of his children, Krista (Evans) Duncan.   

Stephen’s family will be receiving friends for a time of visitation from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. Stephen’s funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary, with Pastors Chris Duncan and Jeff Russell officiating. Following the funeral, Stephen will be laid to rest in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, with full military rites provided by the U.S. Army and the Kokomo VFW military rites teams.

Contributions can be made in Stephen’s memory to the American Heart Association. You are invited to read Stephen’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, view the tribute DVD, share a personal message or order flowers for the family.