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Billee Rae West Lee, 84, La Cygne, Kan., passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. She was born Jan. 14, 1930, at El Dorado Springs, Mo., the daughter of Earl and Alberta Hazelwood West. She graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in the Class of 1948.
She married her high school sweetheart, Fred Lee, on Oct. 17, 1948. This union lasted 65 years. Billee and Fred owned and operated Lee & Thatch Grocery, Appleton City, Mo.; and Food Fair at Mound City and La Cygne. She was a member of La Cygne Christian Church and the Red Hat Society.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by three daughters, Karen Lee Ringgenberg and husband Robert, Denise Lee Debrick and husband Kevin, and Gayle Lee Boone and husband Kenny Dan; a brother, Ken West; and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the La Cygne Christian Church. Burial was in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to La Cygne Christian Church or Alzheimer’s Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.

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