Daisy E. Duncan, 82, of Harrisonville, was born December 10, 1938, in Independence, the daughter of Leonard L. and Gladys J. (Rice) Cook. She departed this life Thursday, September 2, 2021, to be with her Lord and Savior whom she so faithfully served, at Windsor Healthcare, surrounded with love and family.
Daisy, who shared both her grandmothers first names, was a 1956 Pleasant Hill High School graduate where she was a member of the first National Honor Society.
Following high school, she met a neighbor boy and fell in love and on September 21, 1957, she was united in marriage to Jimmy Duncan in Pleasant Hill. He preceded her in death on December 26, 2008.
Daisy was primarily a homemaker but had various jobs throughout the years. The Pleasant Hill Times “Cooking with Daisy” was a highlight interviewing local women and sharing their recipes with the community. Her favorite job was ministering to children through the First Baptist Church Day Care.
Her life’s greatest accomplishments were serving the Lord locally and nationally. Daisy did many conferences educating others to teach children. She traveled throughout the US including Florida, Texas, Vermont, Massachusetts, California, and Hawaii for these conferences. Daisy also taught many Sunday School and Vacation Bible School classes. Her teaching and ministry span three generations.
Her most memorable mission work was being asked to travel to Belarus Russia. Daisy was able to tell the children about Jesus. She also made lifetime friends while there.
Daisy was an active member of the Antioch Southern Baptist Church, Harrisonville where she also taught the Kindergarten Sunday School Class.
In lieu of any gifts or flowers in memory of Daisy, show an act of kindness. In Daisy’s spirit, send a card, take cookies to a neighbor, or give flowers to share a little sunshine with others.
Daisy was also preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her two sons, Brent (and Marti) Duncan of Pleasant Hill and P.D. (and Linda) Duncan of Kingsville; her daughter, Debbie (and Bruce) Loyd of Clinton; four grandchildren, Dustin (and Dana) Duncan of Pleasant Hill, Michelle (and David) Lloyd of Holden, Beth (and Michael) Pate of Pleasant Hill, and Sarah Duncan (and fiancé Kyle Carter) of Kingsville; seven great grandchildren, Josey Pate, Dalyn Duncan, Riley Duncan, Hailee Lloyd, Autumn Lloyd, Hartley Duncan, and Summer Lloyd; three bonus grandchildren Lacie Helfert, Ben Helfert, and Jonah Helfert all of Salt Lake City, Utah; her sister, Linda J. Cobb of Ellijay, Georgia; other relatives and friends.
There will be no visitation.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. Reverend Ernie Cecil will officiate. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers are Dalyn Duncan, Dustin Duncan, Riley Duncan, Bruce Loyd, David Lloyd, and Michael Pate. Honorary casket bearers are Josey Pate, Hailee Lloyd, Autumn Lloyd, Hartley Duncan, and Summer Lloyd.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Cass County Hope Haven or the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550