Update April 13, 2013:
HAZARD, Ky.(WYMT)- Funeral arrangements are set for former Hazard city commissioner Elizabeth Duncan.
The visitation will be held April 14th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and Duncan's funeral is scheduled for Monday, April 15th at 10:00am. Both are at Maggard's Mountain View Chapel. Duncan died on April 11th, she was 86 years-old.
HAZARD, Ky (WYMT-TV) --- The first woman to be elected city commissioner in Hazard is dead.
Duncan served for nearly 30 years. She and her husband also operated a drug store on Main Street and she was known for playing the organ.
Elizabeth Snyder Duncan spent her entire life in Hazard except for her college years at Centre in Danville and UK in Lexington.
In the late 1940's, she began a Sunday morning radio show from her living room on WKIC.
Duncan also played the organ at different Hazard churches; most recently at First Baptist where she was a member for more than 25 years.
In January, 1970, Duncan became the first woman to be sworn in on the Hazard City Commission after being elected in 1969. She served until December, 1996 and was mayor pro-tem for many of those years. It was a time of tremendous growth in Hazard.
Elizabeth and Joe Duncan were married nearly 60 years. Joe died in October, 2012, not long after Elizabeth suffered a stroke that she never fully recovered from.
Duncan died just before 6:00 Thursday morning at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.
She was 86 years old.
Maggard Brothers Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Here is a link to her obituary on the funeral home website: http://www.maggardfuneralhomes.com/cgi-bin/CompanyInternal?stdout+115+maggardfuneralhomes.com+2024+4+9103:Lcgi_html/