Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

November 16, 2012

Duane Neet

EFFINGHAM —     Duane R. Neet, 79, of Effingham, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Centenary United Methodist Church, Effingham. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham, with a 4 p.m. Masonic Rites service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Effingham Unit 40 Foundation – English Department, 2803 S. Banker, P.O. Box 130, Effingham, IL, 62401 or Centenary United Methodist Church – Music Department, Effingham, IL, 62401. Online condolences may be expressed at  www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.

    Duane was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Jamestown, Ind., the son of Parke R. and Bertha B. (Clarke) Neet. He married Patricia A. Porter Sept. 4, 1955, at the Wabash College Chapel in Crawfordsville, Ind., and she survives. Duane was a veteran of the United States Army, where he served as the organist for the Post at Fort Hood, Texas. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church (CUMC) in Effingham, where he served as an organist. Prior to being a member at CUMC, he was a member and organist at the First Presbyterian Church, Effingham. Duane was a member of Effingham Masonic Lodge 149. He was a member and organist of Danville Scottish Rites. He was a member of the Sons American Revolution (S.A.R.) where he held the office of the secretary treasurer of the state chapter and had received many honors. For many years, Duane taught English at Effingham High School and developed the pre-college rhetoric program for gifted students. Upon retirement, he held the position of Assistant Superintendent in charge of Curriculum and Development.

    Duane is survived by his wife, Pat Neet of Effingham; daughter, Deborah (Kevin) Neet West of Ashland, Mo.; son, Bradley D. Neet of Hastings, Neb.; grandchildren, Brian (Genese) Marshall, Jessica (Michael) Fowler, Lauren Neet and Breanna Neet; great-grandchildren, Kayla Marshall, Jacob Marshall and Tessa Fowler; sister, Marlene (Gene) Miller of Crawfordsville, Ind.; brother-in-law, Robert (Barbara) Porter of North Salem, Ind.; and nieces and nephews.  

    He was preceded in death by his parents.

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