WASHBURN, MISSOURI: Kathryn LaRose Duncan, age 72, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at her home following an illness.
Kathy was born January 23, 1946 in Enid, Oklahoma. Her parents were Wayne and Mavis (Chisolm) Pack.
She had lived in Washburn the past 30 years, moving from Rogers. AR. She earned a BS Degree in Special Education and was a Certified Early Childhood Administrator. She had also completed NOVA certification. She began teaching while in high school. She taught 36 years, ended her teaching career at Ozark Mountain Christian School in Washburn. Prior to that, she taught at Benton County Christian School, in Rogers, AR.
She was a member of Mountain Bible Church, Washburn, where she served as church pianist and was active in the AWANA children’s ministry. She had a heart for missions and had made a mission’s trip to Beijing China through World Missions Alliance in Branson, MO. She and her husband were foster parents, opening their home to over 40 children. She loved to read and study the Bible and authored a blog titled Kathy’s Ponderings. She also enjoyed photography.
Kathy married James Duncan on March 30, 1968 in Miami, OK. As a Navy man’s wife, she traveled all over the United States. He survives.
Additional survivors include one son, Ralph Edward Duncan, Washburn; one daughter, Elizabeth Colleen Duncan, Oklahoma City, OK; 4 brothers, Kinny Pack, Azle, TX, Kent Barnes and Tony Barnes, both of the State of Oklahoma and Randy Barnes, Sand Springs, OK; and her birth father, Kenneth Barnes, Sand Springs, OK.
She was preceded in death by one son, Timothy David Duncan and her parents.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Mountain Bible Church, Washburn, MO. Pastor Paul Duncan will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, KS.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 am, until 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Mountain Bible Church, Washburn, MO.
Graveside services will be at 5:30 pm, Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Messer Cemetery, Galena, KS.