Anita Martina  (Tina) Duncan, 50, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, March 9, 2018, at 7:05 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a resident since July 3, 2016. The years-long complications and rigors of multiple sclerosis no longer control her spirit as it is now in the realm of a greater power.

She was born January 4, 1968, in Darmstadt, Germany, the youngest daughter of Ernest L. and Edda Riedel Bevilacqua.  At the age of six months, she accompanied her parents and older sister, Edda, to Santa Maria, CA where she grew up to become a responsible member of family and society.  She worked at a number of jobs while going to high school and college.  Following graduation from Fresno (CA) State College, she gained teaching credentials and her first teaching position.

Following her marriage, she moved to Texas, then to Ohio, extending her teaching career and positively touching numerous lives along the way.

She will be remembered as a lovely person with a happy smile and a willingness to help.  Throughout her youth and early years, she was a positive light in family affairs and extended those qualities through her schooling, friendships, teaching career and family life.  Her kind spirit, care, concern and love will dwell in the memories of the people whose lives she touched.

Tina was preceded in death by her mother in 2015.

Survivors include two children, Ryan Duncan of Circleville and Megan Duncan of Washington Court House; her father, Ernest L. Belvilacqua and sister, Edda, both of Santa Maria, CA.

Arrangements for a celebration of life service for family and friends will be announced later by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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