Dorothea Duncan

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    - Mark and Cindy Headen
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    - Becky Trumpus
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    - Denise Scurtu
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DOROTHEA L. DUNCAN (NEE HEADEN) CROWN POINT/GRIFFITH, IN Dorothea Duncan, age 94, peacefully passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014. She is survived by her children: Linda (Chris) Purdy and James (late Karen) Duncan; grandchildren: Kevin (Leanne) Purdy, Keith (Dawn) Purdy, Daniel (Alison) Duncan, Karilyn (fiance Eric Barnhill) Duncan and Sean (Jaclyn) Duncan; great grandchildren: Jessica, Kyle, Alexander, Cailin, Maxwell, Jensyn and Reagan; brother-in-law, Rupert Duncan; special friend and adopted daughter, Melissa (Greg) Rothchild; many nieces, nephews, dear friends, and her church family. Preceded in death by her parents: Allen and Cassie Headen; husband, Clarence Irvine Duncan; daughter-in-law, Karen (nee Gesse) Duncan; sister, Margaret Ferrel; and brother, Harold Headen. Dorothea was born in Dante, VA and graduated from Chattaroy High School in WV. She and Clarence married on May 3, 1945 and moved to Griffith to start their family. She worked several years in the cafeteria at Franklin Elementary School in Griffith then went on to retire from Munster Police Department with over 20 years of service as a dispatcher. After her retirement, she worked part time serving her church as secretary. She enjoyed her friends at Chicagoland Christian Village where she resided for the last two years. Dorothea was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be truly missed by all whose lives she touched. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN with Minister Shawn Cornett officiating. Interment to follow at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chicagoland Christian Village.


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Published in The Times on Apr. 8, 2014