Alice Holcomb 1948-2020

Alice Holcomb 1948-2020

Alice Faye Holcomb, 72, of Holton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Topeka.

She was born June 30, 1948, in Madisonville, Ky., the daughter of Brank and Gracie Pearl (Gates) Duvall. Alice graduated from Earlington High School in Earlington, Ky., then attended cosmetology college. Later she went to nursing school and obtained her LPN.

She had worked as a cosmetologist in Kentucky and later an ER nurse, also in Kentucky and North Carolina. When she moved to Holton in 1994, she helped to establish the Cardiac Rehab Clinic at Holton Community Hospital. She also had worked for Hallmark Cards in both Topeka and Lawrence, from where she retired.

Alice was a member of a Baptist church in Traphill, N.C., a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary #44 Mary L. Bair and was a charter member of the American Legion Riders Post 44.

On April 5, 1985, Alice married Michael C. Holcomb in Dawson Springs, Ky. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her children, Shane Duncan (Joy) of Topeka, Clinton Duncan of Holton, Jason Duncan (Marti) of Morton’s Gap, Ky., and Ashley Boyle of Hiawatha; her sister, Shirley Oldham of Dawson Springs, Ky.; her brother, Jerry Duvall (Claudia) of Earlington, Ky.; her grandchildren, Tyler, Tosha, Chandler and Kendall Duncan, Ian Lee and Katie and Jensen Boyle; and her great-grandchild, Tylin Martin.

A celebration of Alice’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 16 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.

Memorials are suggested to The Alice Holcomb Memorial Fund, to be designated later, and may be sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, visit


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Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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