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Duane Carl Whitford

April 8, 1936 — March 2, 2022

Duane Carl Whitford

     Duane Carl Whitford, age 85, of Elizabeth, KY, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Kensington Nursing Home, Elizabethtown, KY.

     Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI, on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 11:00 A.M.  Burial will take place at North Star Cemetery, North Star, Michigan. Dinner will be provided after the graveside service at Ashley United Methodist Church, Ashley, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 11, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

     Duane was born in Elsie, Michigan, on April 8, 1936, the son of Carl and Hilda (Bigelow) Whitford.  He was a member of College Heights United Methodist Church and a past member of the International Harvester Collectors Kentucky Chapter #24.  He served in the United States Army in Yokohama, Japan, as a teletype operator.  He resided in Ashley and Lansing, Michigan before moving to Elizabethtown, KY.  He worked as a machinist for Industrial Welding and Hancock Mechanical.

     He is survived by four children: Connie (Bob) Allen, Margaret Weeks, Tina (Mike) Serra, and Maureen Denham; eight grandchildren: Sean (Donnita) Weeks, Terry (Caprial) Moran, David Woodward, Krista (Matthew) Jenkins, Rachel (Corey Vaughn) Serra, Maria Serra, Michael Allen, and Daniel Allen; two great-granddaughters: Elizabeth and Hannah Jenkins; two sisters: Sharon (Art) Nott and Pat (Larry) Parks; one brother Wilford Whitford; and several nieces, nephews, and brothers-in-law.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Gloria, one brother RG, and one sister Carlene.

    Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, Michigan.

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Visitation

Friday, March 11, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Smith Family Funeral Home - Ithaca

1333 East Center Street, Ithaca, MI 48847

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am

Smith Family Funeral Home - Ithaca

1333 East Center Street, Ithaca, MI 48847

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