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Carol Hamilton Duncan, 71, of 6th Street, died July 14, 2013 in New Harmony.

Born July 12, 1942 in Washington, D.C., Carol was the granddaughter of Thomas Raymond Charshee of Havre de Grace, Md. and Jessie Grimes Charshee of Alexandria, Va., and Ray Duncan and Faye Duncan of Indianapolis, the daughter of Robert Dillion Duncan of Indianapolis and Mary Hunter Charshee of Washington, D.C. Carol was predeceased by her sister, Mary Hunter Duncan and her nephew, Christopher Hunter Campbell.

Carol is survived by her nephew, David Richards Campbell, Jr. (Patricia Ann Maunsell); great-nephew, David Riley Campbell; great-niece, Kathryn Annette Campbell; great-nephew, Hunter Friedman Campbell (mother, Mary Lou Friedman); brother-in-law, David Richards Campbell (Vicki Turber Campbell and daughter, Laura Victoria Campbell) and family and friends in New Harmony Sharon, Conn., Belle Haven, Va., Havre de Grace, Md., Washington, D.C., Columbus and elsewhere.

Carol graduated from George Washington University (BA, Psychology) in 1971 and The American University (BS, Criminal Justice) in 1972. Living in Washington, D.C., she had a career in law enforcement which included Research Assistant, National Commission on the Study of Gambling and Criminal Justice Planner in northern Virginia. In her 25 years at the Alexandria Police Department, Carol worked in planning, policy development, human resources and facilities management and retired as Division Chief and moved to Columbus in 2004.

Carol enjoyed foreign and U.S. travel. She traveled to Africa, China, South Africa, Barbados, Jamaica and all over Europe. She helped in Louisiana post Katrina. A quilter, she loved reading and making new friends. Carol followed politics, was active in peace vigils, raising funds to help fight Aids in Africa, issues of social justice, education for all and hunger programs.

Services will be held in Columbus at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 4 p.m. A service at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Washington D.C. will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. with interment of her remains.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s Spiritual Life Fund, 2651 California Street, Columbus, IN 47201 and Academy Prep of St. Petersburg, DRK Graduate Support Fund, 2301 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712.

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