Nettie Ellen Duke, 87, of Memphis, MO, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Conway, MO.
The daughter of Harvey Harold and Audrey Oletha (Russell) Sedore, she was born on April 18, 1926, in Milton, IA.
On October 9, 1943, she married Gordon Russell Duke. He preceded her in death September 13, 1979.
In the past, Nettie was involved with the Bar B Saddle Club. She participated in a local bowling league and was involved with the Antique Fair Association. Nettie was also a lifelong member of the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 Ladies Auxiliary in Memphis.
She also enjoyed sewing, gardening and playing cards. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Nettie professed her faith early in life.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sisters, Ethelyn and Pearl; and two brothers, Russell and Doyle.
Survivors include a son, Gary Duke of Memphis; three daughters, Karon Dieterich of Memphis, Kathy Hyde of Conway, MO and Kim and husband David Swisher of Kirksville; twelve grandchildren: Penny Trueblood and husband Gene of Syracuse, NEB, Peggy Hudson and husband Brad of Arbela, Patrick Fountain and wife Vicki of Hamilton, IL, Kevin Fountain and fiancée Kaitlin Grubb of Memphis, Becky Webster and husband Norman of Phillipsburg, MO, Gary R. Duke, Jr. of Wichita, KS, Randy Duke and wife Monica of Spring Valley, CA, Leah Lee and husband Zeb of Lebanon, Johanna Green and husband William of Memphis, Damon Swisher and wife Paula of Kirksville, Dayna Swisher of Kirksville, and Darin Swisher of Kirksville; two sisters, Donna Van Laningham of Fairfield, IA and Hazel Reisch of Cantril, IA; a sister-in-law, Esther Sedore of Keosauqua, IA; sixteen great grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 10 a.m. in the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Leland Hyde officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Milton, IA.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. in the Gerth Funeral Chapel.
The family requests that memorials be made to the family and may be left at or mailed to Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main, Memphis, MO 63555.