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Kathryn "Duke" Elliott

August 18, 1945 — December 4, 2021

Kathryn “Duke” Elliott, 76, of Owensboro, Kentucky, passed away December 4, 2021. She was born August 18, 1945 to the late Gerald Duke and Anza Kathyrn Willeford Whitaker. Duke worked at Walmart for several years. She loved music and movies. Everyone that she encountered was loved, she often told people that “she loved them” whether they were her family or just an acquaintance, and everyone loved her as well.

Along with her parents, Duke is preceded in death by her sister-in-law Phyllis Whitaker and special life-long friend Vickie Simmons.

She is survived by her daughter, Shannon (Thad Richardson) Elliott; grandchildren, Austin (Cheyenne) Hamilton and Lexi Hamilton; one great-grandchild, Adley Rae; sibling Terry Whitaker; niece, Melanie (Scott) Wallace; and great-nephews Colton and Bradley.

Private services will be at Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery on December 10, 2021. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of charitable donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky.

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