Emma Killgore Duncan Obituary (1938 – 2021) – Rush Springs, OK
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home, with officiants.
Emma will rest next to her first husband, James Killgore, at Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.
At five o’clock on her 83rd birthday, Emma Lou Bryant Killgore Duncan returned home
God. She was born on October 6, 1938 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to her parents, William
Bryant and LaRue Lena Goldsmith Harrell. Emma grew up in and around Chickasha and
Marlow, Oklahoma. On June 5, 1955, she married James Alfred Killgore and they had two
daughters: Elizabeth Ann Killgore Revuelta and Barbara Kay Killgore Dolan. “Liz” is married
to Manuel Revuelta and resides in San Louis Potosi, Mexico. They have two sons, Jason Manuel
Revuelta from Atlanta, Georgia and Brandon Eduardo Revuelta and his wife Claudia from San Diego,
California. Brandon and Claudia have two children, Paolo and Ines. Barbara is married to
Jimmy Doyle Dolan and resides in Prosper, Texas. They have two children, Marcus Doyle
Dolan from Lubbock, Texas and Amanda Casey Dolan Gilliam and her husband, Joshua Gilliam from
Frisco, Texas. Casey and Josh have three children: Aiden Kither, Quinn Emmarie (both
namesakes of the great-grandmothers) and Noah Robert.
After getting married, James and Emma moved to Hobbs, New Mexico, where they resided until 1966.
when they then moved to McCamey, Texas. They were longtime residents of McCamey, both
work and volunteer in community and school functions. In 1974 Emma started working at
McCamey State Security Bank. She was there for over thirty happy years working with her
colleagues and the public. James died in February 1987 and on March 2, 1990 Emma married her
second love, Melvin “Slick” C. Duncan also of McCamey. They continued to live in McCamey
until they moved to San Angelo in 2008. After Slick passed away in 2014, Emma moved to North
Texas to be close to the family. She lived a few years first in Frisco and later in
McKinney. In February 2021, she returned to Frisco to live at the Cottages of Chapel.
Creek, an assisted memory care facility.
Emma was a spirited woman who loved life and loved being around people. She was kind,
caring and fun social butterfly. Her favorite things in life were to be around her
family and friends, play bridge and make Christmas ornaments decorated with jewels. She was a fabulous
seamstress and for more than 17 years, she made with love and joy all the clothes of Liz and Barbara:
shorts / pants, tops / jackets, skirts, swimwear, formal dresses; you name her and she did.
Emma was loved by many and will be sadly missed.
The carriers will be Manuel Revuelta, Jason Revuelta, Brandon Revuelta, Jimmy
Dolan, Marcus Dolan and Josh Gilliam.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Emma Killgore Duncan at the
Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or
Online condolences can be sent to www.callawaysmithcobb.com
Posted by Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow on October 8, 2021.