Emmett Benson Duncan

February 26, 1930September 11, 2020
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Emmett Benson Duncan, 90, Muncie, passed away Friday morning, September 11, 2020, at his home.

He was born Wednesday, February 26, 1930, in Muncie, the son of Coy and Bessie (Hahn) Duncan. Emmett grew up in Muncie and graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1948 and attended Purdue University. Emmett worked at Borg Warner from January 28, 1949, until retiring February 26, 1991, as Manager of Manufacturing Engineering.

Survivors include his children, Daniel Duncan, Diana Duncan-Dobbs (husband, Jack); and James Duncan (wife, Jodi); six grandchildren, Josh Dobbs, Ashley Patton, Amanda Duncan, Ethan Duncan (wife, Emily), Jacob Duncan, and Chase Duncan; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Coy Duncan and Bessie Allie; his wife, Catherine (Hyde) Duncan, to whom he was married from November of 1950 until she passed away in December of 2010.

Private services and visitation will be held at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be directed to A.R.F., (Animal Rescue Fund), 1209 West Riggin Road, Muncie, Indiana 47303.

Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, a mask is required at the funeral home. Please remember to be safe and adhere to the six foot social distancing.

Online condolences to the family can be sent to


  • A.R.F. (Animal Rescue Fund)


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Suzy Naumcheff (Underwood)

September 14, 2020

My condolences to the special family that was such a part of my life as great neighbors who cared for my children, Kelly and Jenny. I think the whole family pitched in. I'm so sorry, I didn't know your mother passed away 10 years ago.
I lost my husband in 2017. He also was 90 years old.
What a great remembrance I have with your folks and you kids too.
Memories mean a lot. Especially good ones that I have of your folks and you kids. Adults now, but always kids to me.
Love to you all,
Stay safe and healthy in these crazy times.
Suzy Naumcheff
Greenwood, IN


September 14, 2020

Jim I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad...peace & hugs to you & family.

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