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Ethan Duckworth

April 25, 2009


Ethan T. Duckworth, age 20, of Kahoka, MO, died Saturday, April 25, 2009 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, MO, following an ATV accident.

He was born Feburary 12, 1989 at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, MO, the son of R. C. and Glee Howell Duckworth. He and his family lived in Macon, MO until 1993 when they moved to Clark County, south of Kahoka.

Survivors include his parents, R. C. and Glee Duckworth of Kahoka, MO; his sister, Bethany C. Duckworth-Butner and her husband, Joey, of Macon, MO; two nephews, Braden Butner and Elias Duckworth-Butner; two nieces, Shelbe Butner and Ariana Duckworth, all of Macon, MO; an uncle, Gale "Topper" Howell of Whitefish, Montana; special relative, East Burke and his wife, Beth, of Kahoka; also several cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and two brothers in infancy, Troy Scott Duckworth and Terry Shawn Duckworth.

Ethan graduated from Clark County R-1 High School in the class of 2007. In high school, he was active in band and F.F.A. He had also been a member of Jakes and of the Indian Creek Muzzle Loaders. He was a student at Linn State Technical College in Linn, MO, and would have graduated on May 8, 2009, with a degree in Aviation Maintenance. He was President of the Aviation Club at Linn State and last year was Vice-President.

He was baptized with his father at the First Baptist Church in Kahoka by Rev. Gary Payne and was active in the youth group, R.A.'s and Mimes. He later attended the Church of the Nazarene in Keokuk and was involved in their youth activities until entering college. Recently, he had attended the Wyaconda Baptist Church.

Ethan had worked at the Farm and Home in Keokuk for the past four years. He really enjoyed his life in rural Clark County, fishing, hunting deer and turkey, and shooting guns. He always had a fascination with airplanes and had been flying since the age of 14. At college, he had recently taken up golf and was learning to play the guitar. He was full of life, a little ornery, and had a lot of respect for others. He was a wonderful uncle to his nephews and nieces and loved to spend time with them.

A funeral service celebrating his life was held Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Rev. Gary Payne officiating. Burial was in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Memorials were suggested to the Aviation Dept. in Ethan's name at Linn Tech State College to be used to activities. Make checks payable to "Linn State Foundation, Aviation Dept. (Duckworth)".

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