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Gretchen Elsa Duncan

February 9, 1937 — April 15, 2019

Gretchen Elsa Duncan

Gretchen E. Duncan, age 82, of Salem passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at her home.   

Gretchen was born on February 9, 1937, in Washington D.C., a daughter to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Breck) Kirchgessner.

Gretchen was a 1954 graduate of Western High School in Washington D.C.

On April 27, 1957 Gretchen was united in marriage to Edward Marion Duncan. He preceded her in death.

Gretchen was a member of the Salem Christian Church. She had been employed as a Telephone Operator for Sears in Gaithersburg, MD for nineteen years.

Gretchen enjoyed writing poems and being active. She loved playing sports as well as watching. She was a dedicated Washington Redskins fan. Gretchen was a Patriot who always stood up for the National Anthem, no matter where she was, and always had an American flag in front of her house. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and especially her grandkids.

Gretchen is survived by: two sons, Michael and David Duncan; five grandchildren, Tamatha Duncan, Ashley Duncan, Rachel Duncan, Prairy Duncan, and Travis Duncan; and four great grandchildren as well as many extended family members and friends.

In addition to her spouse and parents, Gretchen is preceded in death by one brother, Karl King and one granddaughter, Krystal Duncan.

Memorial services will be held on July 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem, MO.

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Monday, July 22, 2019

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