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August 2, 2012

Evelyn B. Lee, 84, of Delaware died Saturday afternoon (Oct. 15, 2011) at the SICU, Ohio State University Hospital Medical Center.

She was born on Jan. 5, 1927 to Arthur and Mary Whitcomb Battles in Chesterland. She graduated from Chester High School in 1943 and from OSU in December 1947. She received a B.S. in Home Economics and was a member of Chimes, Mortar Board, Phi Upsilon Omicron and Omicron Nuhonoraries and Alpha Gamma Delta service sorority. She married Richard Earl Lee on Aug. 23, 1947. They lived in Ada before moving to Delaware in 1949. She taught school in the Dola School System and then at Willis High School.

Her joys were family, friends and volunteering. She was active in the First Baptist Church of Delaware for more than 62 years and was a member of Delaware County Home Economists, PEO Sisterhood-Chapter CW and Delaware Women’s Club. She served as a Cub Scout Den mother, Homestead Guys & Gals 4-H advisor for 26 years, received the 1994 State 4-H Alumni Award and served two terms on the Delaware City School Board including service as vice president and president. She also served with Church Women United, was a long-time board member of Delwood Children’s Home of Delaware, served on Agricultural Home Economics & 4-H Extension Committee, the Delaware Speech and Hearing Board and was a volunteer for American Red Cross and Andrews House Second Friday Dinners.

She is survived by two sons, Richard E. (Marcia) Lee Jr. and Douglas A. (Linda) Lee; daughter-in-law, Barbara N. Lee; six grandchildren, Bethany (David) Wray, Daniel (Brittany) Lee, Justin Lee, Brittany Lee, Alexander Lee and Jocelyn Lee; great-grandsons, Elijah and Judah Wray; sister-in-law, Carol Battles; and eight wonderful and special nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 43 years in 1990; son, Bruce Lee in 2000; sister, Arvilla B. Lee; brother, Thomas Battles; and nephew, Ben Lee.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Body donation will be to OSU Medical Center. A private burial will be at a later date in Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware.

Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 380 Hills Miller Road, Delaware, OH 43015 or People In Need, 138 Johnson Drive, Delaware, OH 43015.

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