Born February 1, 1920 in Marstellar, PA, she was the daughter of John J. and Sarah Belinda “Sadie” (Kline) Harris. She was a homemaker, a Nurses Aide, and was retired from the former Superior Pet Products of Curwensville.
She is survived by 10 children Darrel Woods and his wife Joyce of Brisbin, Charles Puit Jr. and his wife June of Olanta, Mary Ann Coates and her significant other Jack Craine of Appleton, NY, Dolly McGee and her significant other James Caldwell of Woodland, Robert A. Puit and his wife Linda of Glen Richey, Rose M. Patterson of Clearfield, William Puit and his wife Bonnie of Bloomington, Sara Poole and her husband William of Glen Richey, Gidget Lefebvre and her husband Joseph of Appleton, NY, and John Puit and his wife Cheryl of Middleport, NY.
Also surviving are 35 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. Floyd Harris and Goldie Catherman both of Baldwinsville, NY, Angeline Conley and her husband Ronald of Zepherhills, FL., and Raymond Harris of Clearfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband Charles Puit Sr. and 2nd husband Jim Duke, Infant son James Puit, Grandson Robert Puit Jr., and brothers Richard, John, and LeRoy Harris. Funeral
Services for Martha Duke will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc of Curwensville on Monday May 11, 2009 at 2:00 PM with Reverend Charles M. Lee Jr. Officiating. Interment will follow in the Williams Cemetery, New Millport, PA
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday May 10, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM and on Monday from Noon until the time of services at 2 PM.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Community Care Group of Ridgeview Eldercare Nursing Center, the Clearfield Foundation for Health-Hospice, or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com .
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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