Duane M. Hudson, 85, of Topeka passed away at St. Francis Hospital on Sunday evening, January 27, 2013. He was born July 20, 1927 in Topeka the son of W. R. and Loma Landis Hudson. Duane graduated from Rossville High School in 1945. Mr. Hudson was a United States Navy Veteran. He was a resident of Rossville and Topeka. Duane worked 40 years for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He retired in 1986. Duane is a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church where he served on various committees down through the years. He enjoyed his family and friends. He was married to Mary I. Martin on November 28, 1953 in Topeka. Mary survives at their home. Other survivors include his son, Kevin Hudson (Lynette) of Topeka; grandchildren, Julie Hellstern (Jon) and Stephanie Franz (Jeremy) of Gardner KS, and Andrew Hudson and Leah Hudson of Topeka; two great-grandchildren, Anna Hellstern and Tucker Franz of Gardner; sisters, Virginia Hayes of Topeka and Shirley Hudson of Rossville; son-in-law, Joe Brunker of Olathe; sister-in-law, Linda Hudson of Burlington, Kansas Duane was preceded in death by his daughter, Kristie Brunker on June 20, 2008. His parents and a brother Larry Hudson of Rossville also precede him. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Rossville United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the Rossville Cemetery. Mr. Hudson will lie in state from 12-8 pm on Thursday at the Davidson Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Thursday evening. Memorials to the Pleasant Hill UMC. To leave a message for the family please visit www.davidsonfuneral.com Duane M. Hudson
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2013