Obituary for Phyllis Frenchy Kemp Duncan

Phyllis Frenchy Kemp Duncan, age 91 of Barren Springs passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at her daughter’s home. Born April 1, 1928 in Kimball, West Virginia she was the daughter of the late French Malcolm Kemp & Bessie Alice Bond Kemp. Her brothers and wives, John Clayton (Carrie Lee) Kemp, Kelsie K. Kemp, Malcolm Wythe (Jane) Kemp and infant daughter, Marcia Joy and infant son also preceded her in death.

She retired from Pulaski Hospital as a registered nurse with 20 years of service, starting in 1967.

She was in the Cadet Nursing Program at Johnston Memorial Hospital (Abingdon, VA) starting in 1945 and received her Registered Nursing degree in 1947.

She is survived by her 


Glen Douglas Duncan – Rockville, MD

Sally D. (Larry C.) Bolling – Dublin


Courtney (Brad) Mills – Dublin

Step Grandson

Brian (Jennifer) Bolling

Great Grandchildren

Logan, Emily, Wyatt, Isaiah, Maggie, Conley and Brittiany


Elsie Kemp – Barren Springs

Numerous nieces and nephews 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM – Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Glenwood Methodist Church, Barren Springs, VA with Chaplain Robbie Vance officiating. Interment will follow at the Bond Cemetery, Barren Springs, VA.

Visiting will be one hour before service time Saturday at the Church.

The family would like to extend a Special Thanks to Phyllis’ Special Friends and Caregivers, Linda, Patty, Tina and Medi-Home Hospice.

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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.