Obituary Notice: Richard M. Duckett

Obituary Notice: Richard M. Duckett (Provided photo)

Richard M. Duckett, 93, of Clearfield died Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Penn Highlands DuBois.

He was born Nov. 3, 1923 in Boardman, a son of the late Albert and Christina (Ogden) Duckett.

Mr. Duckett was employed by Kurtz Brothers as a printer before retiring in 1986 after 40 years.

He was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church, Clearfield, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge No. 540, the International Typographical Union and also a charter and past member of the Keystone Travel Trailer Club. 

He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Clearfield American Legion John Lewis Shade Post No. 6.

He is survived by four daughters, Phyllis Rode and her husband, Dave of Kissimmee, Fla., Bonnie Morgan and Peggy Hebrank, both of Clearfield, and Jan Harry and her husband, the Rev. Harold of West Decatur; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Rose Smith of Clearfield.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian (Lawhead) Duckett, on July 30, 2007 and to whom he was wed July 4, 1945.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Esther Duckett and two brothers, Thomas and Chester Duckett.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, with the Rev. Harold Harry, son-in-law, officiating.  Burial will be in the Centre Cemetery, Hyde.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675 or visit

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