Willia (Tiny) Duncan

Willia (Tiny) Duncan, 76, of Evening Shade, Mo., passed away in her home on April 27, 2012. Tiny was born in Memphis, Tenn., on June 23, 1935.

After spending many years as a military wife traveling the country, she settled in the Ft. Leonard Wood area when her first husband, Robert May, retired from the military. She earned two BA degrees from Drury University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. For many years she worked for the Social Security Administration before becoming licensed as a real estate agent and broker. Tiny was the owner of Lighthouse Realty and sold real estate throughout the Ft. Leonard Wood area for over 20 years. After the death of her first husband, Robert May, Tiny married Ted Duncan and enjoyed many happy years together until his death in 1995.

Tiny was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Diel and Bertha (Boutwell) Diel; a brother, Bobby Diel; granddaughter, Kimberly Smith; and a great-grandchild, Jonathan May.

She is survived by her children, Beth Jones of Dallas, Texas; her sons, Gary May and wife, Jane, and Bill May and wife, Gail, of Springfield, Mo. Tiny is also survived by her sister, Billie Gross of Memphis, Tenn.; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by niece, Cheryl Josephson; an “adopted” granddaughter, Kendra James; two nephews, Randy and Doug James; and family and grand nephew, Travis James.

Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Friday May 4, 2012, at Evans Funeral Home. Services are 2 p.m. with Wesley Wallace officiating. Pallbearers are Jeff Brown, Greg Brown, Donald Atterberry, Doug James, Donnie Duncan and Richard Gower. Burial will be in Palace Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to The Animal Shelter of Texas County. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.

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