Betty L. (Heineman) Duncan, 91, of Omaha (formerly of Verdon), passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Florence Home in Omaha. She was born April 13, 1923 to Roy and Myrtle Heineman.
Betty graduated from Verdon High School in 1940 and attended Platt-Gard Business School in St. Joseph, MO, from February 1941 to February 1942. She worked for the U.S. Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C. from March 1942 to August 1948.
She married Gilbert L. Duncan in Hiawatha, KS, on April 6, 1946. Gilbert was originally from Falls City and was in the U.S. Navy.
Betty worked at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard from August 1948 to September 1949; from October 1949 to March 1953, she worked in the Naval Supply Depot in San Diego, CA. Daughter, Connie, was born in May 1953 in San Diego. The family lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., from July to December in 1953 before moving to Falls City for several months. They lived in Quonset Point, RI, from March 1954 to February 1957. Daughters Susie (June 1955) and Mary (August 1956) were both born in Quonset Point. From March to June 1957, they lived in Jacksonville, FL, and moved back to Falls City from June to September of that year. Another daughter, Cindy, was born in Falls City in September 1957. The family then moved to Omaha and Steve was born at Offutt Air Force Base in 1962. Betty remained in the Omaha area until her death.
Betty worked for the Omaha Public Schools Food Service for 25 years until retirement and then volunteered at the University of Nebraska Medical Center from 1993 to 2007.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert; daughter, Cindy; her parents; brothers, Robert, Dale, Roy Jr., Dick, Ed, Jean and Lee; and sister, Joan Nixon.
Betty is survived by three daughters, Connie (Rick), Susie and Mary; and son, Steve; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Joe, of Hastings; sisters-in-law Elaine and Opal, both of Falls City, and Irene, of Wahoo; many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Sunday at Roeder Mortuary in Omaha. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 at Steele Cemetery, Falls City. Memorials may be sent to the family members.