Anita Ellen Duncan

January 3, 1950 - April 4, 2013
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Anita Ellen Duncan

Anita Ellen Duncan, 63 of Belvidere, IL died peacefully Thursday morning, April 4, 2013 in her home after a lengthy and courageous battle with leukemia, surrounded by the love of her family. Anita was born January 3, 1950 in Belvidere, IL the daughter of Evan J. and Marjorie L. (Schwebke) Woodworth. Anita graduated from Belvidere High School in the class of 1968. Anita and David O. Duncan were married on October 18, 1969 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Belvidere where she has been a lifelong member. Anita’s inherent creativity and determination contributed to her success as an entrepreneur. She first started with a cake decorating business and then later owned and operated her own embroidery business “Signatures Monogramming” for 29 years. Besides being a business owner, Anita was a member of the Cherry Valley Festival Days, Cherry Valley Quilters, Cherry Valley Breakfast Club, and the Jefferson High School Fans Association.Anita is loved, missed and will be remembered by her husband David; children Stacy (Bill) Cover, Jeffery (Laura) Duncan, Gregory (Jen) Duncan; grandchildren Shawn, Andrew, Jacob, Alexandra, Anyssa, Evan, MarySue, Emma; brother John K. (Marsha) Woodworth; nephews Justin and Andrew; Aunt Ruth Schwebke. Anita is preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be given in care of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Chicago or St. John’s United Church of Christ in Anita’s memory.

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A Memorial Celebration Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Belvidere with Rev. Muriel Morley-Jahn officiating. Private burial in Belvidere Cemetery.


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Born: January 3, 1950
Died: April 4, 2013

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Doug and Donna Dyer posted on 4/22/13

Anita was a wonderful lady and will be truly missed. So Sorry for your loss.


Jordan Family posted on 4/26/13

We love and miss you!


Char Marks Lena posted on 4/18/13

My prayers and blessings to Anita's family. All too soon we have lost another member of our lovely class of '68.


Joe and Diane Baird posted on 4/19/13

Our prayers and sympathy in the loss of Anita. She was a wonderful and warm person and will be deeply missed. Blessings to you all!


Sandy Supinger posted on 4/23/13

I had the pleasure of knowing Anita for 18 years and was so sad to hear of her passing. I knew Anita on a business basis as she did lettering for me many times. I followed her from home to her shop in Cherry Valley and to her home again as she did lettering for both my son and myself for business and for fun. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.


kathy bowerman posted on 4/24/13

Dear Dave & family, Cannot tell you what heavy hearts we have in reading the obits today. I truly loved Anita, she set such a great example of how loving a person could be. Please know that you are all in our prayers, and so sorry to miss the service.Rich & Kathy bowerman


Lisa Widergren posted on 4/26/13

Greg , Jen, and family , I am so sorry for your loss. Anita was SUCH a sweet woman. She will be missed by everyone in the Valley!


Rev. Kris Delmore posted on 4/30/13

Dear Dave and Family, I am so saddened by the news of Anita's passing. I think of her every time I go into my family room, where I have a gingerbread teddy bear she gave me after I officiated at Marge's memorial. May God bless you and give you peace. Kris


Darlene Davis posted on 5/1/13

Dear David and family,My heart felt Sympathy to allof you. Anitas gentle ways and beautiful ideas will all ways be remembered here and by many others. May you find comfort each day with her memories .