Barbara Jean Lee, age 84 of Linn, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at Autumn Meadows Skilled Nursing Facility in Linn.
Barbara was born September 26, 1929, in Kirkwood, MO, a daughter to the late Virgil M. and Edith Irene (Imler) Wilcox.
On August 19, 1950, she was united in marriage to Don Monroe Lee in Kirkwood. He preceded her in death on January 7, 1972. Then on February 14, 1974, she was united in marriage to Jewell Miller in Manchester. He also preceded her in death on June 26, 1996.
Barbara was a graduate of Kirkwood High School. She was employed at Parkway School District for over 25 years as the Payroll Supervisor. In her later years, Barbara assisted the elderly in completing their income tax returns.
Barbara was a very active member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Linn. She was an avid gardener and loved being outdoors. She enjoyed growing flowers and cactuses. Barbara was a member of the Henry Shaw Cactus Society of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, where she was awarded a Gold Medal for her efforts. She liked to watch the wildlife and enjoyed feeding the birds, hummingbirds, and squirrels. Barbara was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing. She loved spending time with her children but her greatest love was the time spent with her grandchildren.
Barbara is survived by: one son, James Lee and his wife Angie of Linn; one daughter, Chris Nicastro and her husband Charles of St. Louis; one stepson, Mark Miller of Seattle, WA.; seven grandchildren, Kevin Wright, Chadd Bailey, Katy Chambers, Lucas Lee, Chance Lee, Ethan Lee, and Emma Lee; one sister, Lois Ann Botkin of Waterloo, IL., seven great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her spouse and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, John Lee.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Morton Chapel in Linn. Funeral Services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Fr. I.C. Medina officiating. Inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in St. Louis.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, MO (897-2214)