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Duane Lee Huntwork 1938 - 2016
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Duane Lee Huntwork 1938 - 2016

 Duane Lee Huntwork, 78, died Sept. 26, 2016, at Hays Medical Center. Born March 16, 1938, at Huron, S.D., he was the son of Ralph and Doris (Skinner) Huntwork. After their deaths, Duane was raised by his guardian-aunt, Bernice Forber and her husband Frank. On March 9, 1958, he married Margaret Ball at Severy. A Great Bend resident since 1974, coming from Wichita, he was a journeyman plumber for Peterson Mechanical. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and sports.

Mr. Huntwork was a member of A. F. and A. M. Masonic Lodge #15 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #646 of Great Bend, and Isis Shrine of Salina.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Huntwork, of the home; two daughters, Julie Huntwork of Hoisington, and Missy Parker of Great Bend; one granddaughter, DeAnna Parker; one sister, Donna Fox and her husband Bob of Wichita; one half-brother, David of Portland, Ore.; one brother-in-law, Jim Ball and his wife Dolores of Eureka; and one sister-in-law, Sue Wade of Russell. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Susan Julian; one brother, Jimmy; his guardian parents; two brothers-in-law, Joe Ball and Lloyd Wade; and two nephews, Timmy Ball and Lloyd Allen Wade.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. Dick Ogle and Pastor Mike Joiner officiating. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials are requested to Kans for Kids or Sunflower Shrine Travel Fund, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at .


Funeral arrangements provided by   

Bryant Funeral Home*        

1425 Patton Road     

Great Bend, KS.  67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 2, 2016