Mary Elsie Rowe Duke died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Meadowview Nursing Home in Minden. Mary was born Oct. 8, 1920, in Emerson, Ark. She was a member of Lakeview United Methodist Church.
Mary was preceded death by her husband, Norvin Bruce Duke; parents, Burch and Eula Rowe; two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by one son, James Duke of Minden; daughters, Linda Miller and husband, Jimmie of Minden, Gay Lebowitz of Homer, Vicki Risco and husband, Ron of Evansville, Ind.; grandchildren, Kristie Copeland, Michael Miller, Amanda Evans and Haley Copeland; and seven great-grandchildren.