Elma Duke
Elma Duke
  • March 4, 1918 - September 22, 2017
  • Bartlett, Illinois

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Elma Duke, age 99, formerly of Cicero, IL passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. Beloved grandmother of Debra (Richard II) Mrozik, Diane Funk, and Leslie (Frank) Rinaldi; loving great grandmother of Brian Valko, Kyle Mrozik, Kelly Funk and Amy (Brad Jakubison) Funk; dear sister of Barbara (Joe) Zalud; sister in law of Penny Duke, friend of Ronald Funk and Daisy Duke. She had many cherished memories of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and close friends. Retired in 1983 from Chemetron CARDOX after 41 years of service as an executive administrative assistant. Elma is preceded in death by her parents Mary and Verne Duke; sisters Dretta (Ralph) Morgan, Betty (Blair) Grames, brother Robert Duke, and her loving daughter, Marianna Baron. Elma lived in Idaho and Utah before moving to Illinois in 1936. She taught 12-13 year-old young woman as a Beehive Teacher strengthening faith, working with others in harmony, cooperation. She was an avid reader of historical books and dedicated her life to researching, documenting and sharing the family genealogy. Elma loved to travel with others and had many exiting tales to tell. Visitation on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home 17W201 Roosevelt Road Oakbrook Terrace from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. followed by a graveside service at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery. For more info 630-941-5860 or visit www.chapelhillgardenswest.com