Barbara Ellen Duke, age 90, of Belle, passed away, Friday, September 5, 2014, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City surrounded by her family.
Ellen was born on June 17, 1924, in Vienna, a daughter to the late Lyle Willard and Maude Mae (Sudheimer) Terwilliger.
Ellen attended school at Bloomgarden School in Vienna.
On June 19, 1944, Ellen was united in marriage to Joseph C. Duke in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He preceded her in death on August 22, 1996. .
Ellen was a homemaker and an active member of the First Baptist Church of Belle. Ellen was a Sunday school teacher, a member of WMU and served on the Hostess Committee. When her children were younger, she was involved with the Dixie 4-H Club.
She enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her children, grandkids and great grandkids.
Ellen is survived by: one son, William "Bill" Joseph Duke, Sr. and his wife Sandra of Belle; three daughters, Mary Ellen Newbound of Belle, Carolyn L. Holt of Rolla, and Patricia A. Jones and her husband Sam of Belle; nine grandchildren, Ronald, Lori, Linda, Lisa, Joseph, Katherine, Amy, Abby, and William, Jr.; ten great grandchildren, Cody, Marissa, Allyson, Lauren, Evan, Mersadie, Emma, Robert, Madison, and Mason, as well as nieces, nephews, and friends.
In addition to her parents and spouse of 52 years, Ellen was preceded in death by: two brothers, Charles and John Terwilliger; one sister, Charlotte Tackett; and one son-in-law, Robert Newbound.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 8, 2014, at Sassmann's Chapel in Belle.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Belle with Bro. Jimmy Bickell. Interment will be held at the Union Hill Cemetery near Vienna.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Research or the First Baptist Church in Belle.