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Mary Lou Lee

July 17, 1931 — July 6, 2012

Mary Lou Lee, daughter of Lawrence Dale and Tessi Belle (Howell) Adams, was born on July 17, 1931 in Gravity, Iowa. Mary Lou entered eternal rest on Friday, July 6, 2012 at the Bedford Nursing and Rehab Center in Bedford, Iowa at the age of eighty years and eleven months.
Mary Lou was united in marriage to Jim Lee on February 26, 1949 and to this union five children were born: Mick, Sherry, Kathy, Randy and Teresa. The couple later divorced.
Mary Lou was a homemaker until 1972 she then worked as a waitress at the Corner Café Coffee Shop. Later, Mary Lou worked in housekeeping at the Rosary Hospital in Corning until retiring in 1988 for health reasons.
Mary Lou loved life and enjoyed a variety of things. She loved going to the casino and playing cards. She was an avid fan of puzzle books and liked putting puzzles together. She enjoyed hand held video games and cherished time with her grandchildren. She loved the St. Louis Cardinals, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Tiger Woods. Mary Lou was known for her pie making skills and was known to have the best around.
Left to cherish Mary Lous memory is her son, Mick (Mary Jo) Lee of Massena, Iowa; son-in-law, Max Scott of Des Moines, Iowa; daughter, Kathy (Tim) Hoegh of Atlantic, Iowa; son, Randy (Joan) Lee of Fletcher, North Carolina; daughter, Teresa Matheny and Rod Willets of Bedford, Iowa; ten grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Linda (Deak) Schafroth of Corning, Iowa brother-in-law, Herbert Rogers of Council Bluffs, Iowa; sister-in-law, Donna Adams of Omaha, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Phyllis Adams of Carter Lake, Iowa; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sherry Scott; sister, Donnie Rogers; brothers: Dean Adams and Junior Adams; ex-husband, Jim Lee; great granddaughter, Gage; mother-in-law, Gladys Lee and father-in-law, Spray Lee.

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