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Catherine Louise Thomas Duke

Catherine Louise Thomas Duke, age 80 of Brandenburg, KY passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020 in Louisville, KY.

She was born in Muldraugh, KY on February 18, 1940 daughter of the late Robert Thomas and Florence McHolan. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her: husband, Russell Lee Duke; children, Milton Maxwell “Mackie” Duke and Brenda Sue Duke; brother, Marvin Thomas; and grandson, T.C. Duke.

She was a member of Ekron Baptist Church; loved life, gardening, flowers, kids, and family. She was the kind of person who never met a stranger and she will be greatly missed by many.

Catherine is survived by her: children, Russell Lee Duke, Jr. or “JR” of Brandenburg, Timmy Duke of Rhodelia, Mark Duke of Ekron, Claudia (Lee) Davis of Battletown, Trena (Ricky) Coffey of Laconia, IN, and Scott Duke of Brandenburg; sister, Joyce McHolan of Ekron; brothers, Mack (Carole) Thomas of Valprasso, FL, Jack (Delma) Thomas of Willisburg, KY, Larry Joe (Sue) McHolan of Little Rock, AR; sister-in-law, Edna Thomas of Ekron; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Due to the current pandemic and COVID-19 restrictions, all services will be held privately for family members only. Please feel free to reach out and leave an online condolence for the family through our website. Burial will take place in the Ekron Baptist Church Cemetery next to her husband.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home

198 Lawrence Street

Brandenburg, KY 40108

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