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Elsie Lee

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[September 07, 2007]  Elsie Marie Lee, 88, of Normal, formerly of New Holland, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at 1:58 a.m. at Manor Care Nursing Home in Normal.

Her funeral will be at noon Monday at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Francis Gallagher officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service time at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Lee and her husband farmed near New Holland from 1948 until 1970. She was also an elementary teacher in Tazewell and Logan counties, retiring in 1983.

She was born Jan.17, 1919, in Green Valley, to Russell G. and Florence Alexander Nichols. She married P. Vincent Lee in Elkhart in 1942. He preceded her in death in 1991.

Mrs. Lee is survived by her son, Paul V. (and wife Peggy) Lee of Elkhart; three grandchildren, David V. Lee of Boulder City, Nev., Katherine (and Mike) Strickland of Fort Collins, Colo., and Megan (and Matt) Strange of Avondale, Ariz.; and one sister, Helen (and Bill) Duncanson of Pekin.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers.

She graduated from Green Valley High School and Illinois State University in Normal.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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