Duane Thomas Duvall

Duane T. Duvall, 65, of Independence, Missouri, passed away February 17, 2021, at home. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Duane’s life on Monday, March 1, 2021 with a visitation starting at 2:00 P.M. and the service to follow at 3:00 P.M. at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, Raytown, Missouri.

Mr. Duvall was born in Kansas City, Missouri on February 8, 1956 to Walter Bryan and Ruth Pearl Duvall. Duane was a man of many talents. He was a do it yourselfer and all around handy man. He worked for James B. Nutter for over 40 years performing maintenance  duties and restoration work. When he wasn’t turkey or deer hunting, he was fishing, gardening or grilling. It would be hard pressed to find a man who loved his family more than him. He was always there with a helpful hand.

Duane was  preceded in death by his father, Walter Duvall mother, Ruth Duvall, and brother, Danny Duvall.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Cathy Duvall, daughter, Catrina Rittenhouse, son in law, Travis Rittenhouse, his three grandchildren, Lucien, Jillian and Roman, brothers, Dennis Duvall, Donald Duvall, and David Duvall, and sisters Donna Bente, Denise Vogel, Diane Bohannon, and Dayle Tankesly.

Duane will be greatly missed.


  1. Christina Kitterman on February 23, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    Prayers for Cathy and Catrina and all the family. He was one of the uncles I remember most, always had a smile when I saw him. I know you will miss him very much and I’ll be sending up prayers for all for comfort and understanding. Love you, Christina Duvall- Kitterman and family.

  2. Rose Fisher on February 23, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Every time I sit down to write something, I choke up in tears. It’s ironic how you you think that we are all going to live forever. But only through Jesus we can do that. I had not kept in touch with Duane until recently. And we shared this and memories of laughter and tears. Duane and I had a special bond, and he will greatly be missed.
    Dear Cathy and Caterina, my heart and prayers are with you. His favorite cousin~Rosalie ??

  3. Sheila Pycior on February 23, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Catrina – May you and your family find peace among the sorrow some how. Although I only came in contact with your Dad a few times, it was evident as to how proud he was to be your Dad, and your kids grandfather. He loved you & Travis, your Mom and your kids very much…easy to tell! Please let your Mom know she’s also in our thoughts and prayers. You know how much I love you. Call me for anything. Sheila

  4. Natalie Gray on February 23, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    Cathy & Catrina I am so very sorry for your loss. I would see Duane periodically at the credit union where I work, and he was always so happy and generally concerned how I was & my family. He will be missed. Praying for you and your family.

  5. Karen Daley on February 24, 2021 at 10:26 am

    So fortunate to have known Duane. His chuckle could be counted on to brighten the day. May your memories comfort you – sending prayers and sympathy for the family.

  6. Terri Krueger on February 24, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    My husband Kevin and I worked with Duane , loved his smile, and our many talks, he will be missed by many here at James B Nutter. Prayers to his family during this difficult time.

  7. Diane Bohannon on February 28, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    What an awesome video. Catrina Cathy and family. So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. He was the only brother to have my back, always there when you needed him. Rest in peace brother. Miss you ???

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