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, and 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 who 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; two sisters, Maxine Stone and Ramona Mathis; three brothers, Jack Steele, Fred (Vivian) Steele, and Rex Steele; and 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. Saturday and a celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. Per Callie’s request, her body was donated to science.
A memorial has been established.
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