Elwanda Roslyn Duke

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Aug 26, 2013 - 2:28:14 PM

Elwanda Roslyn Duke, 92, of Rush Springs died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Duncan.
Services are planned for Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Rush Springs, with the Rev. Michael Dye officiating. Burial will follow in the Rush Springs Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs.
Elwanda was born Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1920, in Rocky Ford to John W. and Eva Mae (Bruner) Carter. She lived in the Rush Springs and Cement areas most of her life and graduated from Cement High School. She later attended Oklahoma College for Women, where she obtained a master’s degree in education. During her teaching career, she taught in Pep, Texas, and Rush Springs.
Elwanda married Harold Hogan Duke, Sr., in Chickasha. He preceded her in death on April 7, 1955. Elwanda was honored as Teacher of the Year and received the Pioneer Award in Rush Springs. She loved traveling and taking cruises. Elwanda was active in the local senior citizens group, helped design Somerset Manor, and was a member of the board at the Methodist Church in Rush Springs.
Elwanda was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a son, Douglas Ovyle Duke; and a daughter-in-law, Debra Duke.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Harold Hogan, Jr., and Jackie Duke of Rush Springs; two grandsons, John Duke and wife Denise of Rush Springs, and Douglas Duke and wife Amanda of Rush Springs; four great-grandchildren, Brandon Duke, Kirk Duke, Jacob Duke and Gentry Duke; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Joe Dorman, Waylon Smith, Dan Teel, David Teel, Lonnie Brown and Duane Rich. Honorary bearers are Joe Kuntz, Tommy Holding, Ed Buss, Terry Rackley, Donnie Cosby, Gary Bruner and Raymond Rust.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.callawaysmithcobb.com.