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Musa M. Duffield

1925 to 2014


Musa M. Duffield, 89 of Chappell, passed away at her home Saturday morning, Nov. 22, 2014. Funeral Services for Musa will be at 10:30 a.m., Wed., Nov. 26th in the Chappell United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ezekiel Koech officiating.

Friends may stop at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow in the Chappell Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Musa's name to the Chappell Senior Center, Adopt-A-Dog of Chappell and the Chappell United Methodist Church.

You may view Musa's book of memories, share photos and stories at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Musa's care and funeral arrangements.

A lifelong resident of Chappell, Musa was born on March 14, 1925 to Fred R. and Julia Ann (Heming) Sudman. She and her older brother Bob, attended school in Chappell and she graduated with the class of '43.

Musa began dating her lifelong sweetheart, Lendyl Duffield in 1947. They married on Oct. 24, 1948 and settled in the Chappell area. To this union two children were born: Julie and Tom.

For several years Musa worked for the Deuel County Assessor's Office as well as the Deuel County Highway Department. She was a seventy-year member of Chapter CI PEO, Luceba Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and an active member of the Hicks and Chicks Square Dance Club, The Chappell Lioness club and the Chappell United Methodist Church. Musa volunteered on numerous boards and often cooked meals for the men in the Lions Club.

Musa loved traveling and did her fair share during retirement. She and Lendyl looked forward to going south to Texas every winter and loved their Camp-N-Dance weekends.

Musa is survived by her husband, Lendyl; her two children and their spouses: Julie and husband Gary Hornicek of Chappell and Tom and wife Terry Duffield of Chappell; her seven granddaughters: Sarah Whiting (Danny), Amy Swanson (Mike), Hillery O'Bannion (Matt), Jennifer Musgrave (Matt), Amanda Deich (Jason), Lacy Reimer (Travis), and Sonja Clyncke (Jeff); twenty great-grandchildren; nieces Pat Sudman and Cindy Johnson (Walt); and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.

Musa was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Bob and his wife, Jeanne; twin infant brothers and a son-in-law, Walt Green.

Musa was well known for her infectious smile and happy personality. She was a consummate hostess and loved being an active member of the community. She had a deep love for her family and always looked forward to family gatherings.


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