James Duncan, 65, Overbrook: Jan. 18, 1957 – Dec. 13, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

James Duncan, 65, Overbrook: Jan. 18, 1957 – Dec. 13, 2022

OVERBROOK, Kan. – James “Jim” Duncan, 65, of Overbrook, Kan., passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at his home. He was born Jan. 18, 1957, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Robert E. Duncan and Lorraine (Rosetta) Duncan.

Jim was a lifelong Overbrook resident, graduating from Santa Fe Trail High School with the class of 1975. He then went on to attend Baker University, Baldwin City, Kan.

Jim worked for the Overbrook Coop from 1976 to 2000, with most of those years as the manager of the grain and feed elevator. He then began working maintenance in 2006, at Brookside Nursing Home, Overbrook, then later in maintenance at Brookside Manor. In 2008, he was working for the Family Guidance Center in the maintenance department. He retired on his birthday this year.

On July 17, 2009, Jim was united in marriage to Tereasa Oddger, at Lyndon, Kan. They recently shared their 13th year of marriage.

Jim was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams were the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Yankees, and most of all the KU Jayhawks. It was always easy to tell how his teams were doing when you were with Jim, by his level of happiness during the games. He was a proud member of LaPeer Catholic Church, and enjoyed attending the small community church. He loved to hunt, and was always ready for a trip to Roaring River for a day of trout fishing. Jim loved his family, most of all his grandchildren. He loved to see them grow, and was always smiling when they were around.

If Jim wasn’t with his family, he was coaching, which started out as a job to help out Santa Fe Trail Junior High School. He coached the junior high girls basketball team. He then went on to coach the junior high boys’ basketball team and football team. His true passion was coaching the high school baseball team. He was president for four years of the Overbrook Ball Association. Jim loved coaching baseball, and he loved seeing the local boys grow and improve in the sport.

He is survived by his wife, Tereasa Duncan, Overbrook; two sons, Jayson Duncan (Tanya), Overbrook, and Justin Duncan (Melissa), Topeka; two daughters, Alicia Duncan, Lawrence, Kan., and Erica Phillips(Anthony), DeKalb, Mo.; two stepsons, Seth Belfield (Lauren) and Jacob Belfield, St. Charles, Mo.; two brothers, Bob Duncan (Mary Jane), Olathe, Kan., and Don Duncan, Americus, Kan.; and nine grandchildren, Tyler, Miley, Keelyn, Shaylee, Lucas, Symiah, Maykiah, Claire, and Isabelle.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

A Memorial Funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Scranton, Kan. Burial will follow at Overbrook Cemetery, Overbrook.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Overbrook Ball Association, and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, PO Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. Condolences can be left at www.lamb-roberts.com.

 

3 Responses to James Duncan, 65, Overbrook: Jan. 18, 1957 – Dec. 13, 2022

  1. Ron Wilson says:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Jim Duncan.He was always very nice,friendly, and respectful. I loved watching him play sports as a kid.He took it seriously. Our world was better because of knowing Jimmy Duncan..a true American.

  2. Darrell Rogers says:

    Words can’t express my feelings for a life long friend from our home town. You touched many young lives and made a big difference in their development. Not many have your patience, and we’re blessed by you. Good by ole friend, we will meet again.

  3. Richard & Terie Jolly & Family says:

    To the Duncan Family,

    So sorry for your loss.

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