BEDFORD — Delores L. "Dottie" Duncan, 82, of Tunnelton Road, died early Thursday morning, June 12, 2014, at the University of Louisville Hospital.
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Born January 19, 1932, she was the daughter of Louis and Hattie Maye (Wilcutt) Tiemeyer. She married Richard 'Dick' Duncan on Sept. 15, 1956, at the First Presbyterian Church in Brownstown, and he preceded her in death.
She was a graduate of Vallonia High School with the class of 1949 where she was a cheerleader. She attended Indiana University.
In her working career, Dottie taught elementary school in several cities where she and Dick resided. In Auburn, Ind., she gained a position at the Evening Star newspaper as a proof reader. She moved into a news reporter role and for many years was editor for the 'Living in Style' section. She also was a reviewer of music concerts and plays.
When she and Dick moved to Bedford in 1986, she began a career at the Times Mail where she held many roles in advertising.
In retirement, Dottie became involved in many charitable organizations, including being active on the boards of Altrusa Club and the Bedford Parks Department. She volunteered at Dunn Memorial Hospital, the Historical Society and the Success & Opportunity at Reading (SOAR!) program where she taught many adults the delight of reading and being literate. Dottie was a member of the Leatherwood Christian Church.
She loved golf, attended plays, musicals and movies, gardening and shopping! She was the best mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt and friend that you could hope for. She left a mark on everyone and everything she touched and will be sorely missed.
Survivors include two sons, Ronn Michael Duncan of Bloomington and Drew Richard Duncan and wife, Lisa, of Louisville, Ky.; one granddaughter, Katherine Vay Duncan and one grandson, Jacob Christopher Duncan, both of Louisville, Ky.; one sister-in-law, Sally Hall of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Bernard and Glenn, and three sisters, Opal, Faye and Ileen.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014, at the Leatherwood Christian Church with burial to follow at the Leatherwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to SOAR! of Lawrence County or to the Leatherwood Christian Church.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Dottie at www.daycarter.com.
Day & Carter Mortuary
1133 Lincoln Ave
Bedford, IN 47421
Published in KPCNews on June 14, 2014