The Ottumwa Courier

July 22, 2013

Alice Lee


Ottumwa Courier

---- — OTTUMWA — Alice Nadine Lee, 95, formerly of 729 Wabash, was called home by her Lord Jesus at 10:15 p.m. July 21, 2013 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

She was born June 5, 1918 in Eddyville to George and Emma Morris Chitwood.

A 1936 graduate of Eddyville High School as valedictorian, she earned a B.A. degree from William Penn College and a M.A. degree from Northeast State University in Kirksville, Mo.

Alice touched many lives while here on earth as she loved and served the Lord. She was a teacher for 43 years, 33 years which were as kindergarten teacher at Agassiz Elementary School in Ottumwa.

Alice attended Pennsylvania Avenue Free Methodist Church where she was a volunteer in many activities. She also volunteered at five care centers, and loved giving programs of encouragement to the residents. She loved her church family and had many friends whom she cherished. She will long be remembered for her kind-heartedness, not only to people but to virtually all of God’s creatures. She was known by many as the “Candy Bar Lady” and as “Grandma” by Britney Mclaughlin.

She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Wapello County Retired School Personnel and a life member of Iowa State Education Association.

Surviving is a nephew and a niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Ruth Chitwood Wells.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Ward officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Eddyville.

Visitation will be open after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to Pennsylvania Avenue Free Methodist Church.

 


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