Weatherford Democrat

Obituaries

August 18, 2013

Retha Duckworth

Retha Duckworth, 91, a longtime resident of Weatherford, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Weatherford.


Service is 10 a.m. Monday in White’s Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. Interment will be in East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Retha Faye Duckworth was born April 27, 1922, in Bentley, Okla., the daughter of the late Cyrus and Cloey Capps Draper. She married Joe Duckworth in Durant, Okla., in October 1941 and made her career with Continental Insurance of Dallas. Retha retired after 25 years of dedicated service.

She loved to cook and would try to outdo her sister with desserts for family reunions. More than cooking, Retha and Joe absolutely loved children. She was a member of New Haven Baptist Church.


Survivors include a daughter, Joey Furr and husband, Charles, of Weatherford; son, Ronnie Duckworth and wife, Theresa, of Arlington; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Clark, of Victoria; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of loving family and friends.

Retha was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Duckworth; a daughter, Phyllis Duckworth; a great-granddaughter; her parents; a sister; and three brothers.


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