Mrs. Brien retired after working 23 years as the secretary at Benton Elementary School. She was a member of Central Church of Christ.
She is survived by two sons, Michael D. Brien of Nashville, Tenn.; and Charles W. Brien of Benton; one sister, Nancy Mathis of Benton; her 5 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Volney A. Brien; one daughter, Teresa Poe; one sister, Kate Henton; and two brothers, Joe Duke and A.N. Duke. Her parents were Alvin Naamon Duke and Cleo Lents Duke.
Funeral services were held January 8, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial followed in the Benton Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Central Church of Christ, P.O. Box 1162, Benton, KY 42025 or Starfish Orphan Ministry, P.O. Box 7083, Paducah, KY 42002-7083.