Billee Rae West Lee, age 84, La Cygne, Kansas passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014. She was born on January 14, 1930 at El Dorado Springs, Missouri 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 October 17, 1948. This union lasted sixty-five years. Billee and Fred owned and operated Lee and Thatch Grocery, Appleton City, Missouri and Food Fair at Mound City and La Cygne, Kansas. 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, eight grand and four great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 11 AM Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the La Cygne Christian Church. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM Friday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. The family suggests contributions to La Cygne Christian Church or Alzheimer's Foundation. On line condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.