Marcia Diane Duffy, 79, of Ferris, passed away peacefully at 5:15 A.M. Monday, March 16, 2020, at the St. Vincent Home in Quincy after a hard fought battle with cancer. She spent her final days surrounded by the love and support of her family.
Marcia was born October 23, 1940, the daughter of Clarence and Eunice (Poland) Dighton in Keokuk, Iowa. She attended school in Colusa, Illinois. On October 6, 1963 she welcomed a son, Nicholas. On March 24, 1973, she was united in marriage to Junior Duffy at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Marcia had worked at Nicor Gas in Carthage for many years. She enjoyed collecting antiques; With one of her favorites being Aladdin Lamps. Her and her husband were active members of the Aladdin Knights. Marcia liked spending her time gardening, traveling, completing puzzles on her iPad, and reading Amish love story novels. She also enjoyed visits from her great-grandchildren and attending their events. Marcia was so loving and selfless; her greatest joy was caring for her husband and raising their two granddaughters. Marcia was a member of the Ferris Christian Church and knew the importance of raising her family in the church.
Marcia is survived by her husband, Junior, of Ferris; two granddaughters, Jaclyn (Ryan) Burns of Brookfield, Missouri and Taylor Duffy of Columbia, Missouri; and two great grandchildren, Emmett and Jentry Burns.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Nicholas Jay Duffy; a brother, Roy Dighton; and a sister, Elaine (Dighton) Reidner.
Marcia’s granddaughters will meet friends from 9:00-11:00 AM- Friday morning, March 20, 2020 at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage. There will be a private family service with family and close friends by invitation only with burial in Moss Ridge Cemetery. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
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