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Charles Leo Duke

January 1, 1920 — February 5, 2009

Charles Leo Duke

Mr. Charles Leo Duke passed away late Thursday night, Feb. 5, 2009, at Parkland Health Center, South, in Farmington, at the age of 89 years, 1 month & 4 days. Charles was born on January 1, 1920, in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, and was the son of Joel Duke & Jessie 'Ellison' Duke. Also preceding-in-death were: 3 Sisters: Velma Blue; Florence Maynard; Juanita Taylor. 5 Brothers: Bill Duke; Joe R. Duke; Jack Duke; Bob Duke & Beryle Duke. Also, 1 Brother-In-Law: Ronald Johnson; 2 Sisters-In-Law: Melba Seabaugh and Dana Barner.

Charles was a member of the Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church. Charles was a US ARMY Veteran of World War II. Charles was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action near Buna, New Guinea on Nov. 30, 1942. Charles was a member of Norman L. Rigdon VFW Post #5896 & LePere-McCallister American Legion Post #416, both of Farmington. Charles and Alsie were married Aug. 9, 1947, in Hernando, Mississippi.

Survivors Include : his wife of 61 1/2 years, Alsie Fern 'Johnson' Duke, of Farmington; 5 Sisters-In-Law: Alta Miller, of California; Irene Frohock, of Farmington; Jean 'Mrs. Ed' Kuntz, of Farmington; Rowena 'Mrs. Freeman' Jones, of Farmington; and Sherry 'Mrs. Doyen' Williams, of Fredericktown, MO. Also surviving are numerous Nieces & Nephews.

Visitation : Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Visitation resumes Monday at 6:30 a.m.

Funeral : Monday, 10:00 a.m., February 9, 2009,

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Rev. Steve Thomas officiating.

Interment with military honors follows at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Ste. Genevieve County, MO.

Memorials to : * The Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, Building Fund &/or * The American Cancer Society.

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