Rev. Raymond Hunt Duff, 99, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Homewood Healthcare in Lebanon, Indiana. He was born in Boone County, Indiana, on August 28, 1919, a son of the late William V. and Blanche (Hunt) Duff.
Raymond was a 1937 graduate of Pinnell High School and attended Indiana Christian University.
He was married on March 8, 1941, in Clinton County at the Manson Christian Church to Geneva (Carter) Duff; she passed away on June 1, 2011. He later married Rosemary “Bobbie” Webb-Duff on August 18, 2012; she passed away on June 18, 2016.
Raymond attended New Brunswick Church of Christ as an adolescent. In his ministry, he served at Old Union Christian Church, Elizaville Christian Church, Dover Christian Church, Mechanicsburg Christian Church and Maplewood Christian Church in Hendricks County. Upon retirement he returned to his roots and became a member of New Brunswick Church of Christ.
During his years of ministry, Raymond also enjoyed the country life and farmed for 54 years. In addition to ministry and farming, he was a well-known carpenter who volunteered his skills and time to Habitat for Humanity. In January 1992, he was honored to receive the Sagamore of the Wabash Award for his distinguished service to Indiana. Raymond was a good man dedicated to ministry and devoted to his family, whom he loved dearly.
Three Sons: David C. Duff and wife, Wilma of Lebanon
John H. Duff and wife, Janet of Greenwood
Thomas K. Duff & companion, Kathi Wakefield-Trimble of Brownsburg
One Daughter: Patricia Gulley and husband, Robert of Fillmore
Sons-In-Law: Raymond Vansickle of Brownsburg
James Stephenson of West Lebanon
Stepchildren: Donna Rugenstein and husband, Carl of Pendleton
Dana Webb and wife, Karen of Omaha, Nebraska
Several Great Grandchildren and Numerous Great-Great Grandchildren
In addition to his parents and wives, Raymond was preceded in death by two daughters, Jeananne Stephenson and Suzanne Vansickle; two brothers, Lawrence Duff and Donald Duff; granddaughters, Angela (Vansickle) Bennington, Katie (Duff) Hill; great grandson, Dennis Ackeret, Jr.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the New Brunswick Church of Christ, 6480 South State Road 39, Lebanon, Indiana with Jim Coyle officiating.
Visitation is planned for Sunday, April 14, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at New Brunswick Church in Lebanon. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Raymond’s memory to New Brunswick Church of Christ, 6480 South State Road 39 Lebanon, Indiana 46052.
Myers Mortuary is handling the arrangements.