Shelly Amber Duncan

September 24, 1968 - February 16, 2020

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Shelly Amber (Goetz) Duncan, 51, of Union, KY passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. She was preceded in death by her beloved father: Stanley Goetz. Shelly is survived by her devoted husband of 20 years: Troy Duncan; loving daughter: Alexa Duncan; mother: Sharon Goetz; sister: Stephanie (Wayne) Pike; brother: DeAndre (April) Florence and brothers-in-law: Tony Duncan and Mark (Julia) Duncan. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews who she loved dearly. Shelly was a devoted worker in the Covington Independent School System for 26 years. She served as the Youth Service Center Coordinator at Holmes High School for 22 years where she advocated for and touched the lives of many students and coworkers. Shelly had a contagious laugh and smile. She never met a stranger and lit up every room she entered. Her favorite past time was spending her weekends at Lake Cumberland with her family and friends. Visitation will be on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at St. Pius X Church, 348 Dudley Road, Edgewood, KY 41017 from 9:00 AM until the Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Covington (Latonia), KY is serving the family. Memorials are suggested to the Shelly Duncan Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Holmes High School, 2500 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41014. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Jeannie Binkley and Austin Koth - Feb 21, 2020
Thank you Shelly for giving me the courage and support in making the biggest life changing and fulfilling decision I've ever had to make! Austin and i will miss you!
Amber Fuston - Feb 20, 2020
Mrs.Duncan touched so many students lives at Holmes especially mine she was such a nice person was always there when you need something or talk to someone. It's such a tremendous lost for the Covington Indpendent School district she's always going to be missed but never forgotten... My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
Veverly Gibson - Feb 20, 2020
Such a sweet lady. You will be truly missed.R.I. P.
Katherine Mosier - Feb 20, 2020
Mrs. Duncan was an angel walking here on earth. She was an amazing woman who touched so many lives including mine. She had a heart of gold. My thoughts and prayers go out to her daughter, husband, mother and the rest of Mrs Duncan’s family. She will truly be missed by many.
Theresa Young - Feb 20, 2020
Sending prayers and condolences to her family, friends and all the students she touched throughout her years of service with FRYSC.
Landan Hoffman - Feb 20, 2020
She was a dedicated public servant. She helped innumerable people overcome obstacles, challenges and all out adversities. Her presence at Holmes High School will always be felt. The good she did with the time she was given will always be known. She will always be missed.
Donna Bush - Feb 20, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you strength through this very sad time. God bless.
Michael L. Broom - Feb 19, 2020
Prayers to Duncan family on Shelley's death way too soon. I have fond menories of the times we spent together at Holmes H.S. I served 6 years as Ast. Principal before retirement. She and I worked together supporting students and parents for a successful education. She will surely be missed by students, parents, faculty, and staff. Blessings.
Chris Bradburn - Feb 19, 2020
On behalf of the Housing Authority of Covington's staff and residents, we wish to extend our sincerest condolences to both the Duncan and Goetz families. Shelly was a dedicated professional who cared deeply about Covington youth. She worked closely with our staff for more than 10 years in support of our youth programs, including but not limited to the Teen Summer Work Program which provides paid employment opportunities to inner city youth. We will sincerely miss Shelly's warm, caring spirit, her contagious laugh, and her eagerness to go the extra mile for Covington teens.
The Edelen Family - Feb 19, 2020
Lexie, you were such a great friend to Spencer. He would talk all the time about the fun he had with your family. Our prayers are with you and Troy.
Virinda Garland Doddy - Feb 19, 2020
Shelly will truly be missed by everyone who knew her. I'm heartbroken. Troy, Lexie, Mrs Goetz and family you all are in my thoughts and prayers. She helped everyone who sought her assistance. She often help cover the cost of the Career Day luncheon ran by the NAACP Youth Group. Gone but never forgotten ?
Virinda Garland Doddy - Feb 19, 2020
Shelly will truly be missed by everyone who knew her. I'm heartbroken. Troy, Lexie, Mrs Goetz and family you all are in my thoughts and prayers. She helped everyone who sought her assistance. She often help cover the cost of the Career Day luncheon ran by the NAACP Youth Group. Gone but never forgotten ?
Tommy - Feb 19, 2020
My sincere condolences Troy. My family and I are praying and thinking about you and your daughter.
Kristy Spivey Kabakoff - Feb 19, 2020
Shelly will be missed by everyone she touched. RIP my dear friend. Sending love and prayers to the whole family.
Elijah Crosby - Feb 19, 2020
I love you mrs Duncan Prayers to your family Until we meet again ? my Guardian Angel
Dave MACHLITT - Feb 19, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss, Shelly was a very genuine and caring person, and always made people smile. Shelly will be missed. Prayers to the family, GOD BLESS.
Ray C. Finke Jr. - Feb 19, 2020
Shelly was one of the finest people I worked with during my time at Holmes High School. Always willing to help, kind and generous. She will be sorely missed.God bless her family.
Robyn Rashell Hitter Brickler - Feb 18, 2020
Memories are pictures taken with your heart. Love & prayers to the Goetz families.
Elizabeth Chipman - Feb 18, 2020
My deepest condolences to her family & friends! Prayers ??????
Lauri O'Halloran - Feb 18, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Please let us know if you need anything.
Shelly (Landers) Clarke - Feb 18, 2020
I am so sorry for you loss.
Ken & Barb Spivey - Feb 18, 2020
Prayers & blessings for your whole family! Shelley will be sooo missed! God Bless!
Stacy, Blake, Brendan & Brooke Jordan - Feb 18, 2020
It is with deepest sympathy that we write this message. Troy and Lexi, we will be forever grateful for the kindness, humor, and love Shelly shared with our family. Her contagious smile and generous heart was felt in all that she did. Words cannot express how truly saddened we are for you and the family.
Scott and Tonya Norris - Feb 18, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with Shelly and her family a very sweet and caring person who will be missed dearly.
Jim & Linda Schwartz - Feb 18, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family of Shelly. We will always have such won derful memories. God Bless, Jim & Linda Schwartz
Elijah Jump - Feb 18, 2020
Ms. Duncan touched so many students lives at Holmes including my own. She always greeted you with a smile; and was always there when you fell to pick you up dust you off and point you in the right direction! When we needed a place to feel safe or just to vent her office was where you went. She was an ally and mentor for so many. She was definitely one of my favorite people at Holmes and so glad she made the impact she did on our lives. keeping her family in my thoughts and prayers! RIP and fly high???
Cindy Cobbe Greener - Feb 18, 2020
A dear friend spanning decades who was a ray of sunshine in my memories, dating and wedding memories, our baby girls born months apart. Although I had moved away, I could always call Shelly and reminisce our Edgewood roots and funny stories of being young and silly or catching up about our daughters and families. Loved this girl and will cherish the memories of laughing until we cried. She brought so much fun and happiness to my life. Sending love and prayers for the Goetz and Duncan families.
Darla Payne - Feb 18, 2020
Sweet Shelly. I cant believe this. I will miss your warmth, smile, and laughter! Boy did we have some great times. Your memory will forever be dear to me. My prayers are with Lexie and Troy. May God send you comfort and peace.
Amanda Mays - Feb 18, 2020
Mrs Duncan you really touched our hearts in so many ways we love you and will miss you I will forever be Snickerdoodle because that’s what you nicknamed me and one more thing don’t forgot our motto Once a bulldog always a bulldog much love to your family
Paula Wyatt Gerding - Feb 18, 2020
I pray for everyone who is having a difficult time with the passing of Shelly Duncan. It is hard not to shed tears upon hearing the news of the death of such a DYNAMIC woman! She touched sooo many lives in a Shelly kind of way. My heart breaks for Troy Boy and Lexi , Sharon and Stephanie Goetz Pike and so many others. I was blessed to have known her ! Her laugh was magical and contagious! I can’t tell you how many times she made me cry while laughing ?. God Bless!
Destinee Matthews - Feb 18, 2020
This woman was so amazing and so selfless. Thank you for helping me every time I was out of dress code, and thank you for helping me through my senior year. I will never forget you Mrs.Duncan!
Kimberly Terry - Feb 18, 2020
Shelly was not only an amazing coworker but an extraordinary friend. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
DeMarco Hambrick - Feb 18, 2020
There are so many precious memories you leave behind with many. Shelly you were such a gracious sprit to be around no matter what you were going through. All the time you have spent counseling students, providing for their needs when no one else would, making sure youth were in school to receive an education, being someone who will keep it truth with you, and just being such a great pioneer throughout your life. We spent so much time together working, talking, joking, laughing and not one memory will be forgotten. Shelly you loved me and treated me as if I was your own son and I will always remember that! Rest In Heaven Shelly Duncan can’t wait to see you someday ?❤️?!
Matt Reed - Feb 18, 2020
Shelly touched so many lives at school. Sending deepest of prayers to her family.
Pam Studer - Feb 18, 2020
I still can't believe you are gone. Rest easy my friend. You will be missed. Troy and Lexie you are in my thoughts and prayers. know I love you and your family and am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers as well.
Faye Schmidt - Feb 18, 2020
Can’t Believe you have left us. We will miss your Sweet Smile and Pretty Face. Will never for forget You !! Prayers to Your Mom,Tony, Lexie,Stephanie and all the Family. Love Always -Faye Schmidt

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