Ruby C. Duncan, 84, of Thurston, Nebraska died on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Heritage of Emerson Nursing Home. Funeral services for Ruby will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender; Pastor Miles Ruch will be officiating. The visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender. Burial will be in the Rosehill Cemetery of Pender. Memorial are suggested to the family for future designation. Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Pender is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation.
Ruby was born on August 6, 1929 in Wakefield, Nebraska, the daughter of Herman and Edna (Lawton) Kai. She attended school at Pender and was united in marriage to Kenneth LeRoy Duncan on August 27, 1949 in North Bend, Nebraska. To this union three children were born: Candace, Kevin and Jim. The couple lived on a farm northeast of Thurston, later moving into Thurston in 1956. Ruby was a member of the Thurston American Legion Auxiliary and the Happy Hour Club. She enjoyed reading, ceramics, gardening, baking and playing cards and having coffee with her friends. Most of all she enjoyed her family.
Ruby is survived by a son Kevin Duncan(Severt Philleo) of Dallas, TX, Candi (Leo) Richtermeier of Ponca, NE, daughter-in-law Adell Duncan of Norfolk, NE, a sister Sibyl Kai of Bancroft, NE, sister-in-law Connie Kai of Omaha, NE, brothers: Paul (Rosemary) Kai of Oakland, NE, Glenn (Roberta) Kai of Bancroft, NE, Robert (Glenda) Kai of Lincoln, NE, August (Janet) Kai of Aurelia, IA and a brother-in-law Marvin Duncan of Hubbard, NE. She is also survived by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband LeRoy, son Jim, an infant daughter, brothers Floyd and Chuck Kai and sisters Alyce Schleusener and Annabelle Kai.