STERLING – Callie Louise Lee, 91, of Sterling, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
Callie was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Murphysboro, the daughter of James and Pearl (Logan) Steele. She graduated from Pinckneyville High School, where she was the state speech champion. She married Robert June Lee on March 22, 1941, in Pinckneyville. He preceded her in death on May 7, 1993.
Callie was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Sterling. She served many terms as an elder and elder commissioner to the Blackhawk Presbytery. In 1993, she served as the moderator of the Synod of Lincoln Trails. She also served on the Board of Stronghold. She was an avid bridge player, taught many to play, and belonged to many clubs.
She was the loving mother of Robert June (Mary Lou) Lee, Mary (Jake) Amsbaugh, Becky (Kevin) Reiley, Frank (Paula) Lee, Martha (Mick) O’Brien, and Callie Fisher; loving grandmother to Jennifer (Scott) Manzara, Michael (Carrie) Lee, Andy (Rachel) Amsbaugh, Todd (Kate) Reiley, Scott (Kristen) Reiley, Adam Lee, Amy (Mikey) Raudenbush, Samantha, Amanda and Jamie Rodriguez, Robbie (Kara) Fisher, and Kate, James and Hayden Fisher; loving great-grandmother to Jackson Manzara, Abbie, Katie and Ben Lee, Zachary Amsbaugh, Mia and Luke Reiley, Jakob Sarber, and Abbie Barron; loving sister to Maxine Stone, Ramona Mathis, Jack Steele, Fred (Vivian) Steele, and Rex Steele; and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Mathis.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Dec. 21 and a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Dec. 21 at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. At Callie’s request, her body was donated to science.
A memorial has been established.
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