The Ottumwa Courier

January 12, 2013

Marguerite Lee, 99, Fremont


FREMONT — Marguerite Lee, 99, of Parsons, Kan., formerly of Fremont, died Jan. 8, 2013, at her home in Parsons.

She was born Dec. 8, 1913, at Fremont, the daughter of Walter and Nelle (Coen) Ehrenhard. She was raised in Fremont and attended school there, graduating from the Fremont High School in 1932. She then attended the William Penn College at Oskaloosa. She began her teaching career in a one-room school house in Fremont and taught there for five years. She then spent one year in California, where she worked as a nanny. On March 20, 1938, she was united in marriage to Mac Lee at Fremont, and he died on Sept. 11, 1956. In 1963, she returned to teaching and taught fifth grade at the elementary school in Fremont, retiring in 1978. In 2000, she moved to Parsons, Kan., to be near her daughter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ottumwa and attended First Baptist in Parsons. She was also a member of the Sew and So and Just a Mere sewing clubs in Iowa. Marguerite enjoyed gardening, reading, painting and antiques. She was interested in people and their lives. She was patriotic. Her loves were her church, family and friends.

Her family includes a son, James (Lila) Lee of Topeka, Kan.; two daughters, Amy (Don) Cunningham of Parsons, Kan., and Elaine Christy of Princeton, N.J.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and three brothers, Coen Ehrenhard, Erwen Ehrenhard and Robert Ehrenhard.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church at Parsons, Kan. There will be another service held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fremont Funeral Chapel at Fremont. Burial will be in the Cedar Township Cemetery, north of Fremont.

A visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. Monday at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with the family present to greet friends and relatives.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Parsons, Kan., or the First Baptist Church of Ottumwa.

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