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Babette M. Duncan

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Babette M. Duncan, 68, of Erie, IL, died August 18, 2022 at home. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Gibson – Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Cremation will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Babette Marie Vale was born June 9, 1954 in Rock Island, Illinois, the daughter of Dewey and Harryetta (Morton) Vale. She was educated in the Matherville grade schools and graduated from Sherrard High School. She married Kevin Mitchell Duncan on August 25, 1978 in Morrison, Illinois. Babette drove school bus for the Erie School District for 27 years. She also worked at Resthave in Morrison. She held a special place for elderly folks and enjoyed caring for them. This includes being a caregiver for her parents in their senior years.

In her earlier years, Babette liked to crochet. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of her flowers. She was an excellent baker and enjoyed sharing her delectable creations with her family. Babette was a member of the Fenton United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Kevin; daughters, Jody (Jack) Stites, Kasie (Patrick) Linder, Becky Duncan; grandchildren, Michael Stites, Gabriel Stites, Elizabeth (Jacob) Gleason; and sister, Darlene (Gene) Basala. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, John Rice and Dewey Vale. Share a memory or condolence at

Posted online on August 20, 2022

Published in Aledo Times Record

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Gibson – Bode Funeral Home
August 23, 2022 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM