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Eleanor (Ellie) Canegali Duncan, 86, of Blue Ridge (formerly of Delaware) passed away Tuesday (June 5, 2012) and is now resting peacefully.

Ellie loved her family more than life itself. Her other loves were football games, music and scratch-off lottery tickets. She stated numerous times how thankful she was to God for allowing her to spend one more day with her five children and for the chance to see one more football game. Ellie was a graduate of the Columbus School of Practical Nursing. She served in the emergency room at the Jane M. Case Hospital, later specializing and moving to the Cardiac Care Unit. She was one of the original nurses to help set up and serve in the Intensive Care Unit.

Surviving are her children, Scott (Carol) Duncan, David (Barbara) Duncan, Teresa (Tony) Davenport, Bob Duncan and Becky Duncan; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jefferson F. Duncan; brother, Robert Canegali; and parents, Harry and Marjorie Thatcher Canegali.

A celebration of Ellie’s life will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, June 18, at St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church 1204 Hardy Road Vinton, Va. The Rev. Troy Mays will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service.

A very special thanks to the Amedysis Hospice Team and to Dody Raplee, FNP at Lewis Gale for the excellent care they provided during Ellie’s illness. Arrangements are by Simpson Funeral Home.

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