Reta Joy Duncan entered into rest on September 17, 2022, in her home at Grand Lake in Grove, Oklahoma. She was born on October 13, 1934, in the town of Miami, Missouri to Bert Duncan, and Hazel Ridehour. Reta attended Business School of Kansas City, Missouri. She worked at Bendix KCM and was head of accounting at CJ Patterson in KC, Mo. In 1977 she went into business with her friend Charlotte Johnson in Kansas City, Kansas, and founded DJ Catch Penny and was President from 1977 to 1992. Reta and Charlotte would often take trips to Grove, and eventually moved there and purchased Indians Hills Resort & Marina. Reta ran and expanded the resort with Charlotte from 1992 to the sale of the resort and her retirement in 2008. Indian Hills was the #1 Playcraft Hampton dealer in the U.S. and a leading boat dealer on Grand Lake.
During her time on this earth, Reta enjoyed fishing and just spending time out on the lake with friends and family. She had a natural green thumb and could spend hours tending to her garden. Reta had a love for nature and animals and had many pets throughout her life, part of her love of nature was watching the wildlife around her and she would feed the foxes and raccoons as they came to her door.
Reta is Preceded in death by both of her parents Bert and Hazel, as well as stepmother Leah Brightwell, Brother Stanley Burton Duncan, and Nephew Howard Duncan.
Reta is survived by her business partner and dear friend of 50 years Charlotte Johnson, Nieces Stephanie Fuemmeler-Steinman and family and Stacey Myer and family, and close friend Kathryn Bunnell.
Reta will be laid to rest with her parents in their family plot, in Slater, MO at a later date.
Visitation will be held at Worley-Luginbuel Chapel in Grove, Oklahoma on Tuesday, September 27, from 4 pm to 7 pm. A celebration of her life will be at 6:00pm during the visitation.