Martha Isabelle Lee

November 23, 1920 - May 7, 2017

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Martha Isabelle Lee, age 96, of Edison died peacefully Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2017 at the Woodside Village Care Center in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. Loved ones were present as she passed from her earthly life to her heavenly home. She fell and broke her hip one week prior to her passing. She was born on November 23, 1920 in Ashland County, Ohio to Charles and Dottie (Rinehart) Myers. She married Howard Lee on April 11, 1941. They were married for 62 years until Howard passed away on December 24, 2003.

Martha was a 1937 graduate of Edison High School. She went on to work as the secretary for Edison school and also drove bus for Cardington schools for over 30 years. She was a member of the Cardington First United Methodist Church and was very involved in many church activities. She was also very active with the Gideons.

Martha is survived by her sons, Don (Sue Garverick) Lee and Tom (Donna Haines) Lee; grandchildren, Mark (Molly Keenan) Lee, Sheila (Rick) Tawney, Melissa (Kent) Kessler, Kathy and Kevin Mullins, Mason and Zachary Lee; great grandchildren, Mandy (Brian) McFarland, Melinda Lee, Micah, Keilah, Damaris and Isaac Tawney, Joshua, Allie, Andrew and Jonathan Kessler; great-great granddaughter, Rylee McFarland; and sister, Susie (Myers) Heacock.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Lee; daughter, Janet Mullins; siblings, Perry, Stanley and Rex Myers, Connie Alexander and Bootsie Watkins.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, June 17th at 5:00 p.m. at the Cardington First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Morrow County, Inc., 228 South Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.

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