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Diane Renee Gleason Duke

September 2, 1948 August 15, 2018
Diane Renee Gleason Duke
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On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Diane Renee Gleason Duke, wife, mother, daughter and sister, passed away at the age of 69 years in Oak Ridge, Tennessee after a 4-year battle with cancer. Diane was born September 2, 1948, in Johnson City, New York. Diane graduated from Johnson City High School in 1966. After high school, she attended the Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, where she met Kenneth Miles Duke. Diane and Kenneth were married in Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 29, 1968. After marrying, she worked as a lab assistant at the University of Georgia for a brief time before starting a family. She spent the next two decades in Columbus, OH as a devoted mom, raising her four children. In 1991 she moved to Knoxville, TN and took classes at the University of Tennessee, studying to be a health care professional. In 1997, the family moved to Brevard, NC where she trained as a certified nursing assistant. She worked as a CNA at the Bryan Center in Brevard, NC, and as a private nursing and child care assistant in Brevard before she retired and moved to Oak Ridge, TN in 2014. Diane was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served many callings in the church over the years, including organist, Primary teacher and President, and Compassionate Service Coordinator. Diane enjoyed gardening, reading, and spending time with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Diane was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Carey and Lillian Louise Lesko Gleason. Diane is survived by her husband of 50 years, Kenneth Miles Duke, and children Jennifer Duke-Sylvester, Lafayette, LA; Jonathan Duke, Spring Hill, TN; Jessica Duke, Tallahassee, FL; and James Duke, Oak Ridge, TN. She is also survived by her sisters, Deta Smellie, Danielle Baird and Donna Abbott. In addition, she is survived by 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Weatherford Mortuary from 1:30 – 3:30 PM on Saturday, August 18th. A graveside service for family members will be held at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. An online guest book may be signed at

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1:30 PM 8/18/2018 1:30:00 PM - 3:30 PM 8/18/2018 3:30:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

A graveside service at Oak Ridge Memorial Park will be PRIVATE.

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

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