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Elaine Lee

d. November 30, 2022

Elaine Lee, Lawrence Kansas, passed away on November 30, 2022. Memorial services will be held on December 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, KS. She was born on May 28, 1954, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Elliott Lee, Jr. and Ellen Dean Lee. Her parents and twin brother, Dwayne Lee preceded her in death.

Elaine grew up in Joplin, Missouri until her family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1963. There she received her high school diploma from Bassett High School. After high school, she began working at Security Pacific National Bank until she moved to Newton, Kansas in 1980 and worked for Koch Oil and the Sedgewick County Sherriff’s Department. After the birth of her son, she moved to Lawrence, Kansas where she worked at Sallie Mae, and the University of Kansas, and was an avid sports mom and a member of Calvary Church of God in Christ. Later, she returned to Newton, Kansas where she was a faithful worker with All Nations Church and became a para-educator with the Newton Public School District, while also working at Walmart. Elaine finally settled again in Lawrence, KS and this is where she concluded her work career with Walmart.

Elaine was known for her sweet and loving spirit. She was someone whom many confided in and she would offer a kind word and intercessory prayer. She had a great sense of humor, which she needed growing up with six siblings. Elaine was the quintessential older sister taking care of her younger siblings.  She was creative and loved to write and crochet and presented many hand-made gifts to those she loved through the years. The signature dish she loved to prepare was apple pie.

Elaine was so proud of her family and was very close to them. Left to cherish her memory and legacy are her son, Jonathan David Lee (Angela Kaye Lee) of Wichita, Kansas and granddaughters, Jacey Blaire Lee, Jordyn Raye Lee, and Morgan Joy Lee. Also in remembrance of Elaine are her brothers, Larry Elliot Lee (Barbara Ann Lee) of Newton, Kansas, Robert Gary Lee (Lavanda Rose Lee) of Menifee, California, and Lindsay Kerwin Lee (Joyce Lee) of Newton, Kansas. Also in remembrance are her sisters, Linda Kay Swan (Samuel Lee Swan) of Downey, California, Donna Marie Bell of Lawrence, Kansas, Michele Ann Lee of New York City, New York, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends. Most of all Elaine leaves a spirit of thankfulness for others to emulate. She was always smiling, always appreciative, and always thankful. She will forever be missed. Please send flowers and cards to Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main St., Newton, Kansas 67114

Memorial service is Saturday, December 10, at 11:00 a.m. at Petersen Family Funeral Home, with burial the following Monday, December 12, at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, Kansas






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