Dave Duncan's wife dies after long battle with brain cancer

News-DemocratJune 8, 2013 

— Jeanine Duncan, the wife of former St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan and the mother of former Cardinal Chris Duncan, died late Thursday after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.

The Cardinals offered the following statement Friday:

"The entire Cardinals organization was saddened upon hearing of the recent passing of Jeanine Duncan. Jeanine fought her illness with courage and dignity. She will always be remembered as a devout wife and mother who supported her baseball family with passion and encouragement.

"We wish to extend our thoughts and prayers to the entire Duncan family and their many friends."

Dave Duncan served as the Cardinals' pitching coach from 1996-2011. Chris played for the Cardinals from 2005-09 and was a member of their World Championship team of 2006.

The Duncans also have another son still playing professional baseball leagues, Shelley, who is a member of the Tampa Bay Rays' Class AAA team, the Durham Bulls.

Services for Jeanine Duncan are planned for 11 a.m. on June 15 at Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell Blvd., in St. Louis.

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