Friday, July 14, 2006

Mary Ellen Duncan, 83, formerly of Rocky Comfort, passed away at her home in Springdale, Ark., Wednesday, July 5, 2006.

She was born April 27, 1923, in Atchison, Kan., to the late Willard C. and Mary E. (Brennan) Linville. She operated many restaurants in the Wheaton, Rocky Comfort and Stella areas over the years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Archie Duncan, one brother and two sisters.

Survivors include: four sons, Bill Braddock and his wife, Lyn of Pasa Robles, Calif., William Young and his wife, Sue, of Percyville, Va., Jim Young and his wife, Gayle, of Washburn, and Dwayne Duncan, of El Reno, Okla.; five daughters, Sharon Dyer and her husband, Richard, of Atchison, Kan., Margaret Ivey and her husband, Earl, of Elk City, Okla., Sue Henson and her husband, Dewey, of Springdale, Ark., Norma Cruisenberry, of Wichita, Kan., and Sharon Jones and her husband, Lee, of Exeter; 24 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Services were held Saturday at Wheaton Funeral Home, Wheaton, with interment at Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Rocky Comfort.