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SHERMAN -- Agatha R. Lee, 88, of
Sherman, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at 1:45 a.m. at St. John's
Hospital in Springfield.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at St. John Vianney
in Sherman, with Monsignor Carl Kemme officiating. Visitation will
be from noon to 2 p.m.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln.
Arrangements are being handled by
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Mrs. Lee retired from Bergner's in Springfield
and volunteered at the Marian Center and as a
Samaritan at St. John's Hospital.
She was born July 22, 1921, at Hanson to Henry
and Anna Margaret Rakers Sommer. She married James
Patrick Lee on June 21, 1947, at Oconee. He preceded
her in death on May 29, 1989.
She is survived by one son, Patrick (and Melissa)
Lee of Lincoln; five daughters, Angela (and Stan)
Anderson of Elkhart, Cynthia (and Jim) Tierney of
Williamsville, Sheila (and Jack) Caldwell of
Williamsville, Deanna (and Mike) Steinhauer of
Dawson and Bernetta (and Randy) Polley of
Springfield; two nephews whom she and her husband
raised, Lyndon (and Hilary) Sommer of St. Louis,
Mo., and Barry (and Dawn) Sommer of Beaumont, Texas;
15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers
and two sisters.
She was a dedicated Catholic her entire life and was
a member of St. John Vianney Parish and Women's
Auxiliary in Sherman. She served her faith by
teaching religion class at St. Patrick's Parish,
Elkhart, and was a former member of the Altar and
Rosary Society. She was a member of the American
Legion Auxiliary in Elkhart for more than 60 years.
Memorials may be made to St. Teresa Catholic High
School in Decatur, St. John Vianney in Sherman or
the donor's choice.
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