Mary Louise Duncan
MARY LOUISE DUNCAN, 84, of Salem, Illinois passed away late Friday night
at the Odin Care Center.
Mary was a life long homemaker. She was an exquisite hostess and fabulous cook.
She truly enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. Mary loved to
golf, play bridge, and travel. She attended the First Baptist Church in Salem,
IL where she volunteered her talents for decorating, cooking and teaching Sunday
Mary was born June 28, 1935 in southeast Missouri to parents Homer and Nell
DeMay who both preceded her in death. She married William Waymon who also
preceded her in death when he was killed in an accident while serving our
country during the Korean War. She then married Gene Duncan. They had been
married for 50 years when Gene passed away in 2006. She was later married to
Mary is survived by two sons, Bruce Duncan (Charlotte) and Jim Duncan (Ria). She
had 7 grandchildren including Scott Duncan, Alex Duncan, Kacie Walker, Chelanie
Beese, Bryce Sherman, Blain Sherman, and Brent Sherman. She also had several
great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Mary was loved by many nieces
and nephews as well.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church
in Salem with Dr. Andy DeWitt officiating. Burial will follow at the East Lawn
Cemetery in Salem.
Visiting hours will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Rankin Funeral Home
in Salem, and from 10:00 a.m. until the service hour at the church on Wednesday.
The family suggest those wishing to honor Mary with a memorial make
contributions to the Alzheimer's Foundation, the First Baptist Church, or to the
Donor's choice and will be accepted by the Rankin Funeral Home, entrusted with
the family's care.