Ethel DuncanNovember 17, 2013
Ethel M. Duncan, age 91, of Ellington, departed this life on November 13, 2013, at Brent B. Tinnin Manor in Ellington. She was born in Bonne Terre, Missouri, on January 28, 1922, the daughter of the late Olive Chloe Carpenter Brunk and John Wesley Brunk. Ethel was married to James Albert from 1938 until 1960; later married John Johnson in 1962, who preceded her in death in 1982; and she then married William Duncan in 1984 and he preceded her in death in 1998. Ethel attended Redford School. She was a member of the Redford Baptist Church and Union Hill Baptist Church in Holts Summit, Mo. Ethel was a resident of Jefferson City, Mo. from 1955 until 1987. While in Jefferson City, she owned and operated John & Ethel's Place from 1960 until 1986 and then returned to Redford. After a few years in Redford she returned to Jefferson City. She moved back to Reynolds County four years ago. Ethel was a former Girl Scout leader and she volunteered at St. Mary's Rehabilitation Center at Villa Marie in 1998, as well as working in home health. Ethel loved helping anyone in need; she was very independent and didn't want to burden anyone and she remained that way until her death. Ethel enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, family gatherings, and listening to bands as well as her family play music. She had a green thumb and she loved tending her vegetable and flower gardens. Ethel is survived by seven sons, J.R. Albert (Wanda) of Jonesboro, Ark., Elvis Albert of Redford, Mo., Bill Albert (Marilyn) of Piedmont, Mo., Larry Albert of Jefferson City, Mo., Carson Dayley (Kim) of Strafford, Va., Elmer Jackson (Colleen) of Saskatchewan, Canada, Andy Anderson (Sue) Washington, D.C; four daughters, Nora Morris of Ellington, Anna Duncan (Joe) Warsaw, Mo., Faye Jewell of Ellington, Betty Powell (John) of Jefferson City, Mo.; 46 grandchildren; a host of great and great-great-grandchildren, and one brother, Robert Brunk (Eunice) of Ellington, Mo. Ethel will be deeply missed by a host of relatives and many friends who will mourn her passing. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; six sons, Truman, Eddie, John, Bob, David and Gladden Paul Albert; three daughters, Mable Ross, Gladys Pauline Albert and Macie Barnes; five grandchildren; one brother, Lawrence Brunk; and three sisters, Elsie Peak, Nell Delashmit and Dorothy Simmons. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 17, at 1 p.m. with funeral services following at 3 p.m. at the McSpadden Funeral Home, Ellington, with Minister Kelly Chilton officiating. Burial will be Monday, November 18, at 1 p.m. at Hawthorne Memorial Gardens, Jefferson City, Mo. Arrangements by McSpadden Funeral Home, Ellington, Mo.