Ruth Mason Duncan, 98, passed away on Friday, 29 March 2013, at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. A native of Mount Sterling in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of the late James Shirley and Nellie Eugenia Roe Mason, and the widow of Fred Wade Duncan. She was a member of the Christiansburg Baptist Church, where she was a member and formerly served as treasurer of the W.M.U., and served on the kitchen committee. A U. S. Army
veteran of World War II
, she was a sergeant and the chief clerk of the Women?s Army Corps Quartermaster Corps Motor Transport Pool at Fort DesMoines, Iowa. Prior to her military service, she taught school at Sharpsburg, Kentucky, and returned to the classroom after the war, teaching initially in Montgomery County and afterward at Bagdad, where she taught the fifth grade until her retirement. She enjoyed quilting, and her memberships also included the Christiansburg Homemakers and the Daffodil Society. Her work with daffodils led to her recognition by that society at the Frazier Home in Louisville. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Fred Mason Duncan, her brother, Wesley Mason, and her sister, Hazel Boyd.