Martha Elizabeth  Duke


Martha Elizabeth Duke, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 in Marlow, at the age of 89.


Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Eternal Life Church in Marlow. All arrangements have been entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.


Martha was born Friday, October 18, 1929 in Duncan, to John and Pearl Viola (Rummons) Legg. She graduated from Duncan High School with the Class of 1947. She lived in various places throughout Oklahoma working for Southwestern Bell and AT&T. She began her career with Southwestern Bell as a switchboard operator in Marlow. Martha retired in 1998 and returned to Stephens County and opened Martha's Beauty Shop in downtown Duncan. Martha was active in bible study and enjoyed gardening, sewing, and fishing.


Survivors include, 2 daughters, Susan Kay Stevenson and John of Duncan, Patricia Lanham and husband Ed of Rehoboth Beach, DE, 4 grandchildren, Brent Harris, Kelli Little, Zachary Lanham, Melissa Lanham, 9 great-grandchildren, Dawson, Hudson, Hannahlaine, Harper, Evie, Josie, Ashley, Taylor, and Lydia.


Along with her husbands, Kenneth Duke and John, Martha was preceded in death by a daughter, Josie Elaine Harris, a granddaughter, Tracey Ossenkop, her parents, a young brother, and 3 sisters, Opal Pack, Dorothy White, Mable Ray.



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