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Frieda Bell Dukes

June 22, 1936 — July 3, 2023

Owensboro

Frieda Bell Dukes

Frieda B. Dukes, 87, of Owensboro passed away Monday, July 3, 2023, under the care of Hospice of W. Kentucky. The Muhlenberg County native was born June 22, 1936, to the late Aubrey Elvis Morris and Dorothy Bell Holland Morris. Frieda will be well remembered by all those whom she served as a postal and photo clerk at the Rite Aid store on Parrish Ave. She was a sweet lady who made friends easily and was loved by all who knew her, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren who affectionately called her “Memaw.” Frieda was an extraordinary seamstress and avid reader. She enjoyed camping with her husband and riding around in their golf cart and continued to do so even after he passed away. Frieda was also an excellent cook whose most popular dishes will be dearly missed by family and friends like her Mexican cornbread, sourdough bread, and cinnamon rolls.      

In addition to her parents, Frieda also was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Joe Franklin Dukes in 2005.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Doyle Dukes and wife Cathy of Owensboro; daughter, Rhonda Wells and husband, Curtis of Calhoun; five grandchildren, Brandon Dukes (Brittany), Zachary Wells (Linzie), Justin Dukes, Nathan Wells (Sarah), and Nolan Wells (Shayna); thirteen great grandchildren, Max, Ellie, Abel, Brantley, Levi, Everly, Noah, Waylon, Ruth Anne, Caroline, Atticus, Kye, and Bella; siblings, Janice Mercer, Harold Morris (Regina), David Morris (Robin), Regina Tapp; numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral for Frieda Dukes will be 10:00 am Saturday, July 8 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 until 7:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am until the time of the service, all at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.   

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of W. Kentucky, 3419 Wathen’s Crossing Owensboro, KY 423012.

Condolences and memories for Frieda’s family may be left at www.glenncares.com.

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Visitation

Friday, July 7, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Visitation

Saturday, July 8, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 8, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Interment

Saturday, July 8, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Owensboro Memorial Gardens

5050 KY-144, Owensboro, KY 42303

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