Services for Jessica Coe-Duckett, 28, of Des Moines and formerly of Knoxville, who
died of cancer Aug. 7, 1987 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, were held Aug.
10 at the Altoona Christian Church.
Grandview Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Interment was in Highland Memory Gardens in Des Moines. James S. Kratz and Maxwell
James Webb officiated at the services. Music was provided by June Gregory, organist.
Pallbearers were Lonnie Baer, Larry Wood, Daniel Kuchera, Barry Anderson, Scott
Stuart, and Mike Earp.
Mrs. Coe-Duckett was born Jan. 4, 1959 in Knoxville, the
daughter of James and Lois Taylor Coe. Graduating from Knoxville High School in
1977, she lived in Des Moines and was employed as the assistant food and beverage
manager at the Des Moines Playboy Club.
She is survived by her husband Benjamin;
her mother, Lois Ford of Bussey; her father of Knoxville; one brother, James Jr.
of Knoxville; four sisters, Connie See of Albia, Helen Kay Ford of Bussey, and Cris
Eck and Joan Nunnikhoven, both of Knoxville; and her grandmother, May Taylor of
A memorial fund has been established to the Mercy Heritage Fund.