Connie L. Duncan


Connie Lea (Hammitt) Duncan., age 76, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at her home near Missouri Valley, Iowa. Connie was born June 12, 1941 to Lyle and Ann Marie (Oloff) Hammitt, at their home near Persia, Iowa. .  She attended grade school at Crane School and Linwood School, which were both country schools. She attended high school at  BeeBeetown.  In 1959, she was a part of the last graduating class from BeeBeetown School. There were seven in her graduating class. After graduating she worked for eight years (1959-1967) at Mutual of Omaha as a policy checker and then a supervisor.  On March 7, 1964 Connie married Ronald “Ron” Duncan in Omaha, Nebraska. They celebrated 53 years together.  From this union they had two sons, Wade and Matthew. After moving  from Papillion, NE to Missouri Valley, IA Connie spent her days homeschooling her sons.  In 1987, Connie helped start the family business Duncan’s Poultry.          Connie was proud of her sons for continuing the family business which was opened 30 years ago this year.    Connie was active in supporting the causes she believed in. She was a homeschool pioneer and an advocate for homeschooling. She was also active in the Feingold Association (an organization helping hyperactive kids through diet). After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, Connie spent numerous hours offering support to others suffering from Celiac Disease by volunteering at the Celiac Association in Omaha, NE. In her later years, she spent numerous hours campaigning for the local, state and Presidential elections. Connie’s enjoyments included spending time with her grandchildren, writing in her journal, reading and R.V. traveling.

She is preceded in death by her parents

Connie is survived by her husband, Ron; her son Wade Duncan and his wife Sasha of Missouri Valley, IA; her son Matt Duncan and his wife Elizabeth, from Missouri Valley, IA; grandchildren Eilert, Barrett, Isaac and Dylan Duncan; brother William “Bill” Hammitt and his wife Rita of Portsmouth, IA; brother-in-law Michael  Duncan and his wife Kathy  from Evansville, IN; sister-in-law Susan Helfert and her husband Dave from Evansville, IN and many more nieces, nephews and friends.





In Loving Memory Of


Connie Lea (Hammitt) Duncan



June 12, 1941                                                                           Persia, Iowa


Entered Into Rest

August 31, 2017                            Missouri Valley, Iowa


Funeral Services

9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 2, 2017

Harris Grove Memorial Chapel

Logan, Iowa


Officiating                                         Pastor Wayne Bahr

Vocalists                                               David Dickinson

Kathy Lee

Vocal Selections

“Precious Lord Take My Hand”

“He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need”

“God Be With You Until We Meet Again”


Honorary Bearers

Michael Duncan                                         David Helfert

Robert Darrah                                               Bill Hammitt


Casket Bearers

Wes Hammitt                                            Adam Mohning

Trent Oloff                                                    Cliff Killpack

Larry Hammitt                                           Don Blackford


Final Resting Place

Harris Grove Cemetery

Logan, Iowa


  • Dawn Conrad Posted September 2, 2017 2:16 pm

    Ron ~ loving hugs and prayers for you and your family…. She will be greatly missed ; {

  • Drew & Dottie Ivers Posted September 2, 2017 3:29 pm

    Ron (and family):
    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss.
    Please allow me to help in any way I can.
    Paul tells us in 2Cor 5:8 “We are confident…absent from the body…present with the Lord.”
    I trust you are confident in this promise.
    Praise God!!!

  • Dave and Diane Bertelsen Posted September 2, 2017 3:59 pm

    Ron, we Are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God give you the comfort you need during this time. Call on us if you need anything.

  • Linda Larson Posted September 2, 2017 4:08 pm

    I was both shocked and sadden by the news of Connie passing from this life. Connie was a woman of humor and determination to make this world better. She had firmly held values and principles she applied to her life efforts. Connie provided a wonderful example for me to follow.

  • Barbara Eilert Posted September 2, 2017 4:41 pm

    Ron and family – I am so very sad to learn of Connie’s passing. Brad and I send our thoughts and prayers to you as you grieve the loss of her presence among us. She was so kind and funny – we are so blessed to have had her in our family. God bless and keep you all.

  • Rodger Duncan Posted September 2, 2017 9:37 pm

    A wonderful and accomplished woman has gone home to eternal joy. She leaves a legacy in her two sons and their families, but she also leaves a hole that will not be soon filled. Many were blessed because of Connie and now she has the best blessing because of her Savior!!

  • Denise Scott Posted September 3, 2017 12:15 am

    I am so sorry for your great loss. She was a great friend of mine and breaks my heart. My condolences to the family–my thoughts and prayers are with them.

  • Bill Posted September 3, 2017 1:12 am

    I am so deeply sorry

  • Greg Casady Posted September 3, 2017 2:32 pm

    Ron: Sorry for your personal loss. Connie will always remain in my thoughts as a fighter for the cause. Greg Casady

  • Tammy Kobza Posted September 3, 2017 3:08 pm

    Dear Ron and Family: I am sorry for your loss of such a dear woman. We hold you in our prayers. Bruce and Tammy Kobza

  • Susan Smith Posted September 4, 2017 9:50 am

    The Lord has called one of his faithful warriors home. We will miss you Connie. Prayers and blessings to Ron and his family.

  • Sara Frazier Posted September 5, 2017 9:13 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go to the Duncan family. Connie was a truely unique and remarkable woman. My condolences to Ron, Wade, Matt and the rest of the family.

  • STEVEN HOLT Posted September 6, 2017 2:35 pm

    To Ron and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I know you will take comfort in KNOWING that she is with her Father in Heaven and that you will see her again. God Bless.

  • Frank & Pam Nowak Posted September 7, 2017 7:34 pm

    Ron & Family, so sorry to hear of your loss. God be with you and your family.

  • Dennis Maaske Posted September 8, 2017 4:19 pm

    Dear Ron and Family,
    I am late in finding out about Connie’s passing and am so sorry to know. She was a cousin of my Killpack cousins and we had good times as teenagers. Always fun to run into Connie and Ron and know they were in the neighborhood.. I will miss her.. May the Lord bless you and keep her memory strong in your lives with peace and comfort.

  • Gary Kastrup Posted September 13, 2017 10:34 am

    My sincere condolences to the entire Duncan family. A very wonderful woman is now with her Savior. May God give each and every one of you comfort in this time of loss. May God also bless all who knew her.

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