Anita L. Duffy, 79, of Loraine, passed away at 4:10 AM, Monday, October 26, 2020, at the Maple Grove Memory Care of Hancock Village in Carthage.
She was born on September 3, 1941, in Loraine, to Virgil E. and Margurite B. (Halsey) Shippey. She married Herbert A. Duffy, from Bowen, on June 7, 1963, at the Loraine United Methodist Church. Herb passed away on June 21, 2013, just after their 50th wedding anniversary.
Anita graduated from Unity High School in Mendon in 1959 and then attended Gem City Business College. She then worked at Channen’s Auto Supply in Quincy, where she met Herb and married him six months later.
Anita worked as a secretary but free time revolved around crafts and cars. She was a skilled crafter from wood crafts to fabric projects. She, her sister-in-law Thelma, daughter Terri and nephew’s wife Kathy operated the 4D’s Crafts. The group set up at craft shows, traveling to attend events and hosted a yearly open house.
She was an active member of the Loraine United Methodist Church, where she published the bulletins for many years. Anita and Herb were charter members of the Great River Corvette Club. Her favorite Corvette was her blue 1968. She was also a member of the Old Thyme Association and the Geronteers at North Adams Home in Mendon.
Anita and Herb also enjoyed taking cruises, attending car shows, auctions, flea markets and swap meets. They also were faithful members of the YMCA, where she participated in water aerobics. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and she was known for her annual parties and Christmas Open House.
Surviving are one daughter Terri (John) Ohnemus of Loraine, two granddaughters Devan (Branden) Engel and great granddaughter Josephine of Quincy and Shelby (Nicholas) Harland of Loraine and great grandchildren Railyn and Cash, her brother-in-law Jim (Thelma) Duffy of Mendon and several nephews, nieces and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Services will be at 6:00 PM, Thursday, October 29, 2020, at the Loraine United Methodist Church in Loraine, with Reverend Connie Jenkins officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thursday, October 29, 2020, at the Loraine United Methodist Church. A Graveside Committal Service will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, October 30, 2020, at the Sunset Cemetery in Quincy. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Loraine United Methodist Church.