Imogene “Jean” Irene Lee

March 01, 1929 ‒ November 06, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Imogene “Jean” Irene Lee, age 89 of Marion, passed away on Tuesday November 6, 2018 at Heartland of Marion.

Jean was born on March 1, 1929 in Marion, the daughter of Clifford and Margaret (Overly) Bowman.

On March 28, 1948, Jean was united in marriage to her soulmate, James Lee, III. The couple shared 66 years of until he preceded her in death on December 25, 2014.

Jean was a devoted homemaker her entire life. She and James enjoyed traveling the United States. She was an active member at the Marion Senior Center and organized trips and got members wherever they needed to go.

Jean is survived by her children: Kathy (Jerry) McManus of Lubbock, TX and James Lee IV of Blacklick, OH; grandchildren: Paul (Mai) Gerlach, Brian (Michelle) Medley, Eric (Heather) Medley, Brandon Lee and Evan Lee; great grandchildren: Catelyn, Deric, Hannah, Elsie Jean and Dakota Medley.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband James Lee, III; daughter Karen Smith; and her brother Richard Bowman.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 East Center St., Marion from 1PM to 2PM; Funeral services will immediately follow at 2PM; Burial will be in the Chapel Heights Memorial Gardens.

If so desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving Jean’s family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

  • My condolences to the family and all who loved Jean. The seeming finality of death is what makes it especially difficult. But we can have confidence that God yearns to bring back to life the dead who are preserved in his memory. (Job 14:14,15) His Word, the Bible, gives us a wonderful hope of living in a paradise on earth and seeing the resurrection of our dead loved ones. (Luke 23:43; John 5:28,29) May this bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

  • Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with your family. May your treasured memories along with our Heavenly Father bring comfort during your time of loss. Our prayers and sympathy are with you during this most difficult time.

    Gwen and Willis Thomas

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