Irving Terrill Duke
Vice Admiral, United States Navy
VICE ADMIRAL IRVING TERRILL DUKE
Gunnery Officer, USS Helena (pre War)
From a contemporary press report:
Helen Shannon Duke of 19 Kensington Road, died at home in Greenville, South Carolina, on Sunday, July 15, 2001, at the age of 100.
She was the widow of Vice-Admiral Irving Terrill Duke.
Born in Neihart, Montana, she was the daughter of the late Peter Shannon and Mary Jane Eddy Shannon. Prior to her marriage, she was for a number of years a legal secretary in Bremerton, Wash. She was active in a number of garden clubs and Officers' Wives Clubs and served on several Altar Guilds. She was a member of Christ Church Episcopal.
She is survived by a daughter, Terrill Duke Walters; a granddaughter, Amy Rebecca Walters; two nieces; and three nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Markley Chapel of Christ Church. She will be interred beside her husband at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to
Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg, South Carolina 29301;
Meals on Wheels, 15 Oregon Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29605; or
the charity of one's choice.
Admiral Duke, then a Captain, at te USS Missouri Change of Command Ceremony.