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Ruth V. Lee

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Ruth V. Lee, 93, passed away at 9:45 a.m., Friday, May 30, 2014, at her home. She was born Jan. 15, 1921, in Springfield, the daughter of Charles and Pauline Scheidegger Neuner. She married Frank J. Lee in 1945 and he preceded her in death in 1976. Her parents, brother, Fred Neuner, and sister, Bertha Isenberg, also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Suzann K. (Mick) Weissberg and one son, Charles E. (Linda G.) Lee, both of Springfield; six grandchildren, John Lee, Joe Lee, Jim Lee, Monica Lee, John Weissberg and Andrea Weissberg; and seven great-grandchildren.

Ruth graduated from Springfield High School and Browns Business College. She worked for several attorneys and for 30 years was Secretary/Manager of the Sangamon County Democratic Headquarters. She was a life member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Ruth volunteered at numerous places including Contact Ministries, Food Bank and Memorial Medical Center. She also line danced with a group from the Senior Center entertaining twice a week at various nursing and retirement homes. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

Memorial Gathering: The family will host a memorial gathering from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at St. John's Lutheran Church.

Memorial Service: 12 noon, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at St. John's Lutheran Church with Pastor Greg Busboom officiating. Private family burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or Senior Services of Central Illinois.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on June 1, 2014
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