Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 06, 2013
OBITUARY ~ WILLIAM EDWIN "BILL" DUKE
William (Bill) Edwin DUKE was born on April 2, 1953 to William Ernest DUKE and Ruby Marie DUKE in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He
passed away on May 26, 2013 at his home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Bill was raised and educated in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He
had one year at Creighton Prep in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Lake Side high school in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Bill participated in swimming and basketball during his school years.
Bill resided in Nebraska, Iowa and Hot Springs,
Arkansas. He enjoyed fishing, bird hunting and the best of it all, his chocolate lab, Laudie.
Bill is survived by his
sister, Deirdre DUKE, and son Alexander of Portland, Oregon; son, Justin STEVENSON and his wife, Cindy, and their two
daughters of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The last 26 years of his life were spent with his partner, Karen ARNOLD, and her
children, DeLoris HARDNETT and Shelly HAYES. Their grandchildren include Dylan, Anthony, Alexa, DeAndra, Quentin,
Charlene, Ashley, Tyler and Alyssa, whom provided him with love and joy for the remainder of his life.
Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr was in charge of the arrangements.
Graveside services were held at North
Fairview Cemetery in Lenox, Iowa on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, with Larry HAYES officiating. Casket bearers included
Larry HAYES, JJ THOLEN, Joe GASNICK, Rob COOP, Dylan COOP and Quentin HINGELEY, Sr. Honorary pallbearers were Wendell
PRINDLE, Dave McCULLEN and Tom VAUGHT.
Burial was in the North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2013
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