Kathy Duke


Kathy Duke, 62, of Merriam, Kansas, went home to Jesus on July 16, 2012 at home. A visitation will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Amos Family Chapel, 10901 Johnson Dr., Shawnee followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to K. C. Hospice, www.kansascityhospice.org.

She was born June 7, 1950 in Ft. Worth, TX, daughter of Billie and Ernestine Pitts. Kathy was an avid race fan, loved flowers and her pugs. She lived life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by her family and many, many friends.

Kathy enjoyed 30 great years with her husband, Dave Duke. Also surviving her are her two daughters, Kimberly (Brent) Beets and Theresa Mellon and grandchildren, Logan, Courtney, Trever and Hannah.


  1. Alan & Dana Perry on August 8, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Theresa, we’re so sorry to hear of your mother’s death. I don’t believe we ever had the chance to meet her, but I imagine she was a lot like you–a good friend, a good person.

  2. Theresa Mellon and family on July 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Thank you for all of your support. We are very grateful to each of you from the bottom of our hearts. -Theresa, Kimberly and Dave

  3. Frank & Michele Bartlett on July 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Theresa and Hannah,

    We were so sorry to hear the news about your mother (and grandmother). Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  4. Deborah Rushing on July 19, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Theresa and Kim,

    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I will be praying for comfort and strength for you and your families in the coming days.

  5. Dena Douglas on July 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    My heartfelt sympathy go out to you Dave and the family. We always had a lot of fun going to Morgans before the races on Saturday. Kathy will be missed by her friends and family. I have known you two for many years and always enjoyed Kathy’s sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  6. Gina Shields on July 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Theresa and Hannah,

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Know that she is in peace with the Lord.

    Sleep well and rest.

  7. Sam, Laura, Jefferey, William, & Matthew Debus on July 18, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Around 15 years ago Kathy and Dave came into are lives she was a bright loving smile every Saturday night and from that point on are lives had changed she was the sister my mother never had a mom and grandma when my mother passed we are missing her with every breath are Love, Thought, & Prayers are with you.

    Love you.

  8. Corey Hutton on July 18, 2012 at 10:01 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort and please let me know if I can do anything to help.

    Fly With the Angels
    In Heaven Above
    You Will Never Be Forgotten
    You Have Your Family’s Everlasting Love.

  9. Cindy Frantsen on July 18, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Theresa, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I saw this quote some time ago that really touched me. “A mother’s death are the first tears shed without her” So very true. With hearfelt sympathy, Cindy

  10. Karon Hink on July 18, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Kathy for very many years, but it felt like I had known her all my life. She will be greatly missed. I know she is in a beautiful place now. My prayer would be that God would watch over and comfort her family left behind.

  11. Kathy and Todd Holm on July 18, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Dave we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. She was always such a sweet lady. Thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

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