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DuncanFeb. 18, 1955 - Oct. 10, 2012 BETHANY Jeanette Jackson Duncan, of Bethany, 57 years of age, made her exit from this mortal life on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Jeanette suffered from heart failure while recovering from a recent illness at ManorCare Health in Oklahoma City. Born February 18, 1955 in Gorman, Texas, Jeanette was raised by her grandmother, Elizabeth Jackson. As a child, she began a lifelong love of creative pursuits learning to draw, paint, sing, write, and sew. Jeanette's love of creativity expressed itself in recent years through the many crafts that she taught her grandchildren. After graduating from Gorman High School in 1973, Jeanette married Don Duncan, and became mother to three loving children, Carrie, Joshua, and James. Jeanette and her family lived in Texas, Wyoming, Montana, and moved to Yukon, Oklahoma in 1987. Throughout her life, Jeanette participated in many community programs and charities. After separating from her husband, Jeanette worked in child care, becoming a child care teacher at Canadian Valley Vo-Tech, and a favorite of the students there. Jeanette most recently worked at the Hertz Corporation, in their Roadside Assistance Department. Moving to her home in Bethany, Oklahoma in 2001, Jeanette spent her recent years just as she spent her life, working hard, and caring for her family, which came to include six grandchildren. In repose, Jeanette joins her late father Ronald Jackson, her grandmother Elizabeth Jackson and her brother Jack Jackson. She is survived by her sister Annette Jackson, her daughter Carrie Little along her husband Matt, her son Joshua Duncan along with his wife Bethaney, and their daughters Cait and Eleanor, her son James Duncan along with his wife Laurie, and their children Lily, Evlee, Noah, and Johsen, her nephew Jason Spruill, nieces Elizabeth Blake, and Olivia Jackson and Carlie Jackson.A memorial service will be held for Jeanette on October 16th at 2:00 pm in Yukon, at Yanda & Son Funeral Home, 1500 W. Vandament. As an expression of sympathy memorial contributions may be sent in Jeanette's name to Family & Children's Services, www.fcsok.org, in lieu of flowers.

Published in The Oklahoman on Oct. 14, 2012
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