Mary Elsie Rowe Duke died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Meadowview Nursing Home in Minden. Mary was born Oct. 8, 1920, in Emerson, Ark. She was a member of Lakeview United Methodist Church.
Mary was preceded death by her husband, Norvin Bruce Duke; parents, Burch and Eula Rowe; two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by one son, James Duke of Minden; daughters, Linda Miller and husband, Jimmie of Minden, Gay Lebowitz of Homer, Vicki Risco and husband, Ron of Evansville, Ind.; grandchildren, Kristie Copeland, Michael Miller, Amanda Evans and Haley Copeland; and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at Pilgrims Rest in Shongaloo with the Rev. William Peeples officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home in Haynesville.
Pallbearers were Michael Miller, Connor Copeland, Caden Copeland, Dr. David Tyler, Scott Kennedy and Steve Rowe.
The family would like to thank Meadowview Nursing Home and Gamble Hospice for their loving care.
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