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Dolly "Joni" Duane

Obituary for Dolly "Joni" Duane

October 20, 1941 - April 15, 2022
Murray, Kentucky | Age 80


Mrs. Dolly "Joni" Duane, age 80, of Murray, Kentucky, formerly of Galatia, Illinois and Bartow, Florida where she spent most of her adult life, died on April 15, 2022, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray.

Mrs. Duane was born in Carbondale, Illinois on October 20, 1941, to the late Joseph Glenn Upchurch and Dolly (Jones) Upchurch. Mrs. Duane was owner of the Nifty Needle, a homemaker and a member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Bartow, Florida. She was a 1959 graduate of the Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, Illinois, and a 1963 graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, with a B.S.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Duane was preceded in death by one brother, Joe D. Upchurch.

Mrs. Duane is survived by her husband, James Q. Duane of Murray, Kentucky, whom she married on November 8, 1963, in Pirmasens Post, Germany; one son, Steve Duane and wife Shirley of Florence, Kentucky; one daughter, Cari J. Covey and husband Calvin of Jacksonville, Florida; five grandchildren, Alain Duane, Stephen Duane, Jeremy Covey, Carolyn Covey and Ken Covey; as well as five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the ALS Association, National Chapter, Donation Processing Center, PO Box 37022, Boone, Iowa 50037.

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Murray, KY 42071
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