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Ruth Berdine Duke

Ruth Berdine Duke, 69, of Morgantown, KY, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY. She was a Butler County native, daughter of the late Wesley and Ordry Embry Tomes, and wife of the late Jerlow Duke. She was a member of Christian Home Church of Christ and was a retired store clerk.   She was preceded in death by three sisters:  Frances Tomes, Phyllis Key and Dorothy Embry;  and one brother, Thorston Tomes.

Ruth Berdine Duke is survived by one daughter, Cindy Embry and husband Kenneth of Morgantown; son Brian Duke and wife Marne of Nashville, TN; two granddaughters, Janie Duke of Bee Springs, KY and Audrey Embry of Morgantown, KY; four grandsons, Teddy Russ Duke of Roundhill, Ky, Eli Embry of Morgantown, KY, Ian Embry of Morgantown, KY, and Conor Duke of Nashville, TN; partner Don Lindsey of Morgantown, KY; sister Helen Embry of Morgantown, Ky; brother Charles Tomes of Morgantown, KY and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Jones Funeral Chapel on Wednesday September 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Miles Tomes, Kenneth Embry and Eli Embry officiating.  Burial will be in the Flatwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday September 27 from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. until funeral time at the Jones Funeral Chapel. Online condolences can be made at


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