|Roy Ernest Duckworth, 83, retired city electrical inspector, died Saturday
afternoon in Golden Age Lodge where he had been a resident since Feb. 1,
He was born Sept. 28, 1891 at Chariton, Iowa, the son of Ernest and Mary Bell Abell Duckworth.
He attended schools there, coming to Coffeyville in 1916 where he graduated from Coffeyville Business College.
On May 16, 1920, he married Bernice Elizabeth King at Coffeyville. She died June 20, 1966.
Following their marriage, he worked for Ludowici-Celadon Roof and Tile Co. for 10 years and later in the county treasurer's office at Independence before joining the Coffeyville electrical department in 1934. He retired in 1958 as electrical inspector.
The couple moved to a farm in West Coffeyville in 1957. Following her death in 1966 he moved to Bartlesville to live with his sister.
He was an active member of the First Christian church where he was a former deacon and member of the official board and was a charter member and former treasurer of the First Christian Church Credit Union. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the East Brown Grange.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. George W. (Doris) Chambers of 302 S. Glendale, a son, Eldon of 311 W. Martin, a sister, Mrs. Louis Whitson of Bartlesville, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ford Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
The family would welcome memorials to the First Christian Church scholarship fund."
Contributed by Juanita Alloway