Shirley Duke

Shirley Duke

Friday, March 30th, 1945 Sunday, October 6th, 2019

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Obituary for Shirley Ann Duke

Shirley Ann Duke, 74, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Shirley was born March 30, 1945, in West Plains, Missouri, to Henry and Mae Shipley. Shirley married John Duke on April 20, 1963. During their marriage they lived in Pensacola, Florida; Ridgecrest, California; and Springfield, Missouri.

Shirley is survived by her husband John of 56 years of marriage, her daughter Jennifer (Sean) Fleming, granddaughters Lauren and Maegan Fleming, brother Jerry (Shirley) Shipley, sister Nadine (Wade) Marchant, brother-in-law Arthur (Judy) Duke. Several nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, sister Donna Dobbs and infant brother Duane.

She was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many.

Shirley was a Christian, a member of Second Baptist Church, and enjoyed singing in the choir for many years.

Shirley and John enjoyed many hobbies and activities during their marriage including fishing, golfing, golfing vacations, cruises, and MSU and Drury Men’s and Women’s basketball programs. Lauren and Maegan loved spending time with and traveling with their Nana.

Visitation will be at Greenlawn East Funeral Home from 11am to 1pm on Monday, October 14, 2019. Memorial service will follow at 1pm. Burial will be at Hazelwood Cemetery immediately following.

The family wishes to thank all those at Springfield Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center who cared for her during her last days.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, October 14th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Greenlawn Funeral Home East
    3540 East Seminole
    Springfield, Missouri
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, October 14th, 2019
    11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Monday, October 14th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Greenlawn Funeral Home East
    3540 East Seminole
    Springfield, Missouri
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    Monday, October 14th, 2019
    Pastor Gene Gibbons
  • Interment

    Monday, October 14th, 2019 |
    Hazelwood Cemetery
    1642 E. Seminole Street
    Springfield, MO
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    Monday, October 14th, 2019

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The Enger Family

Love and peace as you remember your mother and grandmother.
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Comment | Posted at 05:58pm via Memorial Tree

mike todnem

We are so sorry to read of your loss, John. Cathie and I will keep your family in our prayers. Please accept our sympathies.

Mike and Cathie Todnem
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Jack Easterling

Jen, Sean and family:
Lois and I were saddened to hear of you loss. May you find comfort in the sweet memories of your mother and in your confidence that she rests in the arms of Our Father.
Jack and Lois Easterling

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monte white

Jenn, Sean and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls during this difficult time.
Monte and Jacquelyn
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The Wessels

Jenn, Sean, Lauren & Maegan,
Thinking of you!
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