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Kathleen W. Duke

February 11, 1923 April 16, 2018
Kathleen W. Duke
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BUTNER: Kathleen W. Duke, 95, died Monday, April 16, 2018, at White Oak Manor in Burlington. She was born in Durham, the daughter of the late Berry Collins Whitley and Alice Lesker Husketh Whitley. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Clifton Duke, Sr.; sisters, Ila Mae Teasley, Lois Cooley, Nell Wagner, Alice Whitley; and brother, Pervis Whitley.

Ms. Duke was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Durham. She was a devout Christian who loved the Lord was saved for 58 years. Ms. Duke also loved gardening.

Ms. Duke is survived by her son, Cliff Duke and wife, Wendy; sister, Violet L. King; grandson, Dillon Duke; nieces, Donna Garner, Cathy Rigsbee; and nephew, Dennis Toney.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:30am at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. A graveside service will follow at 11am on Thursday, April 19th at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jimmy Hall officiating.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Amedysis Hospice and White Oak Nursing Facility in Burlington.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Send condolences online to

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