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Dorothy Elizabeth Hess Duncan
19 Oct 1924 - 15 Mar 2006
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Dorothy Elizabeth Duncan, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2006 in Tulsa at the age of 81 years.

She was born on October 19, 1924 in Manchester, Oklahoma to the late Harvey and Laura Hess.

Dorothy graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 1941 as Valedictorian of her class.

She was united in marriage to James C. Duncan on November 26, 1947 in Cushing and the couple had lived here since that time.

Prior to her retirement she had been employed with the Midland Refinery for several years as a secretary.

Dorothy was a longtime member of the First Christian Church and had been active in the Church Women’s group, serving as president. She also enjoyed playing bridge, fishing and cooking for her friends and family.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, James C. Duncan of the home; two sisters Marjorie Metcalf and Donna Neeley both of Broken Arrow; three brothers Richard Hess of Broken Arrow, William Hess of Goodman, MO and Harvey L. Hess of New Castle, OK; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by three sisters, Loretta Hess, Verda Mallory and Velma Shelton and two brothers, Robert Hess and Leon Dean Hess.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. in the First Christian Church with Reverend Larry Haney, pastor officiating.

Burial will follow in the New Zion Cemetery.

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