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Obituaries

Kay Klouda Duncan

Oct. 30, 2019

Kay Klouda Duncan, 83, of Newton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at the Comfort House of Pella. The only child of Frank and lma Klouda, she was born during a blizzard Jan. 27, 1936, in Newton. A lifelong resident of Newton, she graduated from Newton High School in 1954.

On June 2, 1956, Kay was married to Kenneth Duncan, a career Air Force Airman, in Newton, whose assignments took them all over the world. They divorced in 1972.

Kay retired from Progress Industries where she loved the job she did and was passionate about those she helped.

She is survived by her two daughters, Kim (Mike) Routh of Newton and Kathi (Dave) Talsma of Monroe. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Ben Gordon, Nicole (Nick) Berry, Erica (Sean) Carlock and Brandon (Holly) Talsma; and nine great-grandchildren, Brady Gordon, Andrew and Lily Bowes, Isabel Berry, Emery, Kason, Sadie, Bexley and Mattis Talsma. She is also survived by her cousins and many wonderful friends.

A private family inurnment will be at Newton Union Cemetery. Kay will be lovingly joining her parents.

A celebration of Kay’s life will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at Gezellig Brewery. Please join us as we celebrate her wonderful life and the love she had for everyone. If you are unable to attend please send your memories or stories about Kay to Kim Routh at 2800 S. Second Ave. E., Newton, lA 50208.

Donations to Kay’s wonderful life can be dropped off at the celebration or mailed to Kim Routh at 2800 S. Second Ave. E., Newton, IA. All memorials will be donated to Pella Comfort House Hospice for the compassionate and loving care given to Kay in her final days.

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