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There will be no public ceremony.
Lexi Darlene Duncan, 27, of Clay City, Illinois, lost her battle with drug addiction on Monday, March 15, 2021, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Lexi had expressed her desire to be an organ donor, and her wish was remembered and granted. Because of this, three other individuals were given the gift of life, helping bring comfort and peace to those who loved her.
Lexi was born October 4, 1993, in Centralia, the daughter of Ashley (Phillips) Strausbaugh. She was a graduate of Clay City High school and attended Olney Community College. Lexi’s love of cooking and baking brought much joy to her friends and family. This was especially true when she made pies with a homemade crust from the recipe which had been passed down by her great-grandmother, Lois, who had also taught her how to sew. As Lexi’s sewing skills advanced, she began to personalize her work with a unique and creative style. Lexi’s compassionate and caring heart led her to serve as a caregiver for seniors.
Lexi is survived by her mother and stepfather: Ashley and Travis Strausbaugh; her sisters: Lacey Weller, Livey Bumgarner, and Kayhla Haller; her aunt: Kelley (Aaron) Billiot; grandparents: Earl and Sherry Phillips; and nieces: Vylet Esparza, Eriella Haller, and Amena Haller. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents: Jack and Lois Sharp and her stepfather: Lowell “Bum” Bumgarner.
There will be no public ceremony. The family wishes to acknowledge your kind and loving thoughts and gestures of sympathy. Memorial donations are suggested to assist the family with final expenses, and these will be accepted through Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com
I am very sorry for your loss. Lexi was a sweet soul with a lovely personality.
I love forever sweet sister u will truly be missed.
You all are in my thoughts and prayers, she was a free spirt who touched many lives.
I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers to the family. Lexi was a great young lady. She babysit my daughter for a long time and Lexi was looked upon as an older sister by my daughter.
I am so very sorry for the great loss you have endured. May the Good Lord wrap his loving arms around you to comfort you during the difficult times ahead. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers
Heaven has gained a very talented and special angel to know her is to love her she lights up a room and will very much missed prays for Family and friends
I'm so saddened to hear this. Lexi was a beautiful, very sweet girl. I remember her well coming into my shop and visiting me years back when she was in high school. I pray God comforts each one of your family through this time.
So Sorry for your loss!
Be at peace, Lexi. You were such a special person not only to me but to Eli. I’m grateful for the good times I do have to hold onto until next time. Love and miss you always.
Ashley and Lacey I am so sorry to hear this. I personally know that there isn't any words that can take this pain from your broken heart. Lexie is a beautiful person both inside and out and will be greatly missed!! I love you both. Missy
I’m so sorry for your loss, my heart aches for Lexi. Such a beautiful soul lost. I will always carry with me the fond memories of our travels and time spent in my kitchen. She’s at peace now.
Sorry for your loss, prayers for the families peace & comfort.
Ashley & family, so sorry for your loss of Lexi. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
My heart breaks for Ashley and the rest of the family. I pray for comfort for Lexi and for her family.
I will not forget one moment i had with you. I love you so very much, until we meet again. Love Always Your Aunt Bethie
Can't tell you how bad l feel for you all. So sorry for your loss.
Very sorry,for your loss.
So very sorry for your loss Ashley. My thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Lexi will always be remembered in my eyes as the beautiful, bubbly girl that I was privileged enough to know and work with at Casey's. She definitely was a free spirit, fly high sweet girl!
I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for all.
I am very sorry for your loss. Lexi was a sweet soul with a lovely personality.
I haven’t seen you in so long. I’m sorry that I didn’t get a chance to tell you I missed you! Fly high! My sincere condolences to the family!
Oh Lexi. You're gonna be so missed by many an especially your family. I'll cherish your memories forever. I always loved chatting with you and watching the expressions on your face. Fly high baby girl. Prayers continue to your family and friends. ❤️
Thinking of you Ashley and your family during such a difficult time in your lives. Our hearts are hurting for you all. May God grant you peace and comfort your hearts.
I am so very sorry. I'll always remember Lexi's laugh and sense of humor. She often worked in the concession stand with me just to help out and lighten the load. I am sorry that she struggled so mightily in her young life against addiction and the accompanying sadness She was loved very much by friends, teachers, and family.
Oh Lexi..I am not surprised that you are a donor. God bless you. Such a sweet, sweet spirit. Fly high baby girl.
I am very sorry for your loss. May the lord send you comfort.
R.I.P. You will be missed, but never forgotten.
We are so sorry to hear this. We all are praying that you will get through this and know the Lord is with you. He will help you through your grieving, He is with us always. We all love you so much you are a big part of our family. If there is anything we can do, just call or message us. I hope your family is gathered together at this time. There is nothing like our loved ones to help us and share a shoulder for you all to lean on, Love you all , Judy Keen. ,
Rest In Peace little sister.. see u on the other side.. unbelievable.
So sorry to this she was a loving person always had a smile prayers to family
My sincere sympathy for your loss. Thank you for your transparency about the battle she was fighting. Lifting you in prayers.
So sorry for your loss. It is amazing that she helped other people!
Ashley, Earl, Sherry and rest of the family and friends we are so sorry to hear about Lexi. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.. Hugs!!!
Earl and Sherry we are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Sherry n Earl, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of your family.
Lexi was in alot of the same classes with me after she moved to Clay City. She always baked cookies or muffins or other goodies for her friends. She had such a unique personality and wasn't afraid to be herself! She was down to earth and talked to everyone. Love and prayers for the family. She will always be remembered for her bright white smile, and for always making the people around her laugh. 💔
Lexi, was one of the most beautiful souls I have ever had the privilege of knowing. She was my very first friend in clay city highschool, and we remained friends all these years after. Although we lost touch for a little while, she was still so dear to my heart. I am thankful, she randomly visited me a couple of months ago. We picked up right where we left off. She was always one of the truest friends I have ever had. I will forever cherish the memories we have together. 💔
So sorry Ashley and family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rest in pece lexi always be remembered
I am so very sorry for your loss! We are thinking of you all!
She was such a sweet girl. She will forever be missed.
So sorry for your loss
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bring you some peace and comfort during this difficult time. RIP Lexi.
Lexi, my friend, you are greatly missed by the girls and I. I hung the painting you and Laken made on the wall. We love you!