Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
May 29, 1902
OBITUARY - JOHN LEE.
John LEE was born March 17, 1831, in Morristown, Belmont County, Ill.
He was married to Mary Esther FASSETT, April 20, 1856. They moved with
their family of small children to Decatur County, Iowa, March 1869, and
bought a farm. He has resided in the same county continuously till the
time of his death, 11:15 a.m. May 19, 1902, at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. C. F. SMITH, in Lamoni, after an illness of several months with
heart trouble. He leaves his lonely wife after 46 years of married
life, and four living children; Mrs. W. W. PEASLEY, of Kellerton; W. E.
LEE of Davis City; Mrs. C. F. SMITH, of Lamoni, and Mrs. H. E. PERKINS of
Kellerton. Their oldest daughter, Mrs. J. W. TURNER of Eagleville, Mo.,
died in July, 1881, and an infant son died in January, 1872. They have
nine grandchildren living and four dead.
No one enjoyed life on having his children and grandchildren home more
than he did, or did more for them to enjoy themselves. He has been a
member of the Masonic Fraternity since 1l856, enjoying the workings of
the Order as few men are capable. Large and warm hearted, generous to a
fault, beloved in his own family which he idolized, he will be sadly
missed by each one.
The funeral services were conducted from the home of C. F. SMITH Tuesday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by President Joseph SMITH, after which the
remains were taken to the Creveling Cemetery, where the Masonic Lodge of
Davis City took charge of the services.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, December of 2008
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