Jacqueline Duncan

Staff Writer
Washington Times-Reporter

Jacqueline Sue Duncan, 74, of East Peoria, died at 5:51 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at her home.

Born April 29, 1934, in Centralia to Raymond L. and Ermagene L. Hensley Seiber, she married Richard E. Duncan Jan. 29, 1962, in Peoria. He survives.

Also surviving is one son, David Lee Duncan of Washington.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A 1952 graduate of Washington Community High School, Jackie was a lifetime member and baptized at Sunnyland Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, where she served as a deaconess.

Jackie worked at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, serving in pediatrics for two years. She also was employed by Westinghouse Electric Company as a receptionist in the sales department, where she quoted price bids for sales representatives.

She also volunteered many hours caring for elderly residents at Leisure Acres Apartments in Washington. She made frequent visits to residents for personal needs and provided transportation to local stores.

Jackie contributed several years of support to Northern Tazewell Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Washington by helping with various fundraising activities.

She was always on call for special occasions, emergency fires, serving food and other services to firefighters at the scene of fires, as well as being active in decorating the fire house with holiday decorations during the holiday seasons.

A memorial service for Jackie was Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at Deiters Funeral Home in Washington. The Rev. Dr. Bruce Dobyns officiated.

Visitation was Monday, March 16, 2009, at the funeral home. Burial of cremains followed the service at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.

Memorials may be made to Methodist Medical Center Hospice Program or to Northern Tazewell Fire District.

Jackie’s memorial Web site is available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com, where condolences may be sent to the family.