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Velma Virginia Elizabeth Duke

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Velma Virginia Elizabeth Duke, daughter of the late Andrew and Hattie Bear Carroll, was born on March 6, 1930, in Farin-burg, Mo., and died at her son's home in Puxico, Mo., on Oct. 1, 2012, at the age of 82.

She had lived in Belleville, Ill., and New Madrid County most of her life and recently moved from Bloomfield to Puxico. She was a member of the Mormon Church.

On Jan. 7, 1950, she married her lifelong love, Raymond Duke, Jr. in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on July 15, 2012.

Surviving are two sons and spouses, James Ray and Linda Duke of Dexter, and Louis Wayne and Nancy Duke of Puxico; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, J. D. Carroll of Killeen, Texas, and James "Woody" Carroll of Durant, Miss.

Other relatives and many friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by one son, Roger Duke, on Oct. 21, 1999, and one daughter, Raymona E. Duke, on Dec. 19, 2011.

Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Interment will be in the Dogwood Cemetery in Dogwood, Mo., with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.