Archive for Thursday, November 7, 2002

William B. Duncan

November 7, 2002


Services for William B. Duncan, 84, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Plymouth Congregational Church. Private inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery.

Mr. Duncan died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Eudora Nursing Home.

He was born May 22, 1918, in Manhattan, the son of William and Edna (Warren) Duncan. He attended the University of Southern California for a year, then graduated from Kansas University.

Mr. Duncan served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He served under General George S. Patton, in France, in the Ardennes and in Germany before he transferred to the Asia-Pacific theater with service in the Philippines.

He worked as a structural and architectural engineer throughout his life until he retired in 1983. He taught in the School of Architecture at KU for four years and was former chairman of Lawrence Building Code Board of Appeals.

He was a member of St. Andrews Society in Kansas City, Mo., National Society of Professional Engineers and a 50-year member of Cosmopolitan Club. He was also deacon and moderator at Plymouth Congregational Church.

He married Beulah Talbot on Feb. 2, 1948, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Kirk, Overland Park, and Craig, Peoria, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the church after the service.

The family suggests memorials to Kansas University Endowment Association or the church's music department, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent at

Commenting has been disabled for this item.