Beverly Anne "Bev" Lee

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 1932
Date of Passing: 
Friday, February 21, 2020

Beverly Anne “Bev” Lee, 87, of Wooster died on Friday, February 21, 2020 at her home. 

She was born March 1, 1932 in Millersbnurg to Ralph and Lucille Purdy Craig.  On November 28, 1950, she married Robert E. Lee.  He preceded her in death in 2016.

Bev was a teacher for many years.  She was a member of Central Christian Church.  Bev loved woodworking, traveling, camping, had been a swim instructor and was an excellent seamstress.  She loved spending time with her family.  She had been a member of the Lion’s Club and had volunteered her time with Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels.

She is survived by her children Julia (Max Farley) Starr of Akron, Marcia Stewart of Ashland, Barbara (Dale Sorchy) Champion, Peg (Doug) Fawcett both of Wooster, Jeff Craig, Tom (Dawn) Lee both of Millersburg and Andy (Patty) Goff of Salt Lake City, UT; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and special friends and caregivers Chris Fry and Donn Appleman.

Along with her husband, Bev was preceded in death by her parents and her sister and brother-in-law Barbara (Dr. Harold) Appleman.

A Gathering of Friends will be held on Thursday, February 27 from 4:00-6:00 PM with a Celebration of Life Service following at 6:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.  Inurnment will be in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.

Contributions may be directed to Habitat for Humanity in Wayne County, 2700 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

Habitat for Humanity in Wayne County, 2700 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675

Visitation: 

A Gathering of Friends will be held on Thursday, February 27 from 4:00-6:00 PM at the funeral home

Service: 

Celebration of Life Service at 6:00 PM on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the funeral home 

Condolences

My sincere condolences to your family. Bev was a very special lady,we had a lot of fun when ever our families got together! From camping on weekends to canning corn. She was a very kind and giving person. She saved my life when I was little and we were camping at Mohican after it had rained and the river was high. I got to close and fell in. She saw me and jumped into action,she grabbed me as I was going passed her and saved me from drowning. I was probably only 5 or 6. So to say she was a special person to me is an understatement. She will truly be missed. Love you Bev.

Prayers and sympathy for your family Donna Rick and Rich Mccoy

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember all the fun times spent at your house growing up. Please know the whole family is in my prayers.

My condolences to the family. You were my teacher in Jr high at west Holmes. I meet my husband in your class. Had a wonderful time in your class.you will be greatly missed. Hugs and prayers to the family.

Our GREATEST LOVE to YOU, AUNT BEVERLY!
You ARE STILL much more than an AUNT to me, as Uncle Bob is much more than a fabulous Uncle. I keep remembering
all the GREAT Touching to you or others small things you have done for me (ie,like your delicious banana bread, the $10 you
persisted to give your 16 year old nephew{ME} going to England in 1969, + TONS MORE!!) Thank-you for inspiring me to be a Special Education teacher, as you were & Uncle Bob was a teacher.
You are MORE than just an AUNT, but a GREAT GREAT PERSON, mother to 7, AUNT to the Appleman boys + sibling to my Mom,
Barbara Appleman. The great times at O'Delles, Mohican, and peeling apples + picking (& EATING!) strawberries. I loved watching the trains there in Bib Prairie as a little kid w/ YOU & Uncle Bob! LOTS MORE!
GOD'S LOVE to YOU, now at PEACE w/ the GREAT ONE & UNCLE BOB! Nephew, Jim

To all of my Lee family cousins, It was always a wonder being with all of you and your Mom & Dad. Always love & lots of laughter, probably some yelling as well. The fun sleepovers (your house and mine), the homemade ice-cream, baseball under the lights watching your dad play and your mom constantly rounding us all up. There were many lessons taught and learned with your Mom. She made my first prom dress, helped me take that first cut as I altered my nieces wedding dress, I cried-she laughed. She taught me how to dive and how to make the best homemade Hot Fudge sauce ever. But the most important lessons were "You're never too old, it's never too late and there is always room for one more!" My love to all of you.

My sympathy to Bev's loving family. Bev was a close HS friend. We had overnights at each other's house. HS noon hour, found us downtown for lunch. We even traded clothes. Bev was a part of our Friday morning Parlor breakfast group.. Don would often bring her when she know longer drove. When Bev was briefly at The Avenue, we had lunch together at the "Cafe" there. Words can not express my feelings of loss.

Sympathy and Prayers,
Maxinee Carmony Shelley

I remember Bev well as a teacher when I worked in Holmes County. She was a tireless advocate for her students and her passions. Our condolences to the entire family. We both remember her and Bob in their schoolhouse workshop/home where they created beautiful things together. May your fondest memories support you in your loss.

Thank you Bev for being such a skilled addition to my classroom. Your love for teaching and students was recognized and appreciated.

Thank you Bev for being such an important and valuable part of my classroom. Your love of teaching and students is recognized and was appreciated.

Beverly was a caring and special teacher. I worked several years with her. She loved her family and students and will be missed. She and her husband, Bob, were also active in the Holmes County Lion's Club. Our sympathy to her family.

Beverly was a caring and special teacher. I worked several years with her. She loved her family and students and will be missed. She and her husband, Bob, were also active in the Holmes County Lion's Club. Our sympathy to her family.

Beverly was a talented teacher that I had the opportunity working with for several years. She and her husband were very active in the Millersburg Lion's Club. She loved her family and she will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Please accept our most sincere sympathy for your loss of Bev. She and Bob added tremendously to education and Habitat for Humanity in Holmes County. They were a joy to work with. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Warmly, Kate and Dave Findley

Aunt Beverly & Uncle Bob:
I forgot to mention THANKS to you for coming to visit here when I moved WAYY DOWNEAST near Canada.
That was so kind of you to come here. YOU are BOTH more than just SPECIAL.....
You are WAYYYY SPECIAL!
LOVE JIM

I feel very honored that I had the privilege to help care for Bev in her home where she so wanted to be at the end of her well lived life. (Her loving family saw to it that wish was fulfilled) I first met Bev at The Parlor where a full table of her high school classmates would gather every Friday.(My mother was blessed to be one of them)I often would join them. What a joy she was-in the short time I cared for her I learned a lot -Bev loved and adored her family. Her house is full of pictures (she told me who each and every one of them were even in her fragile state. She loved her woodworking and especially spending time with her husband doing it together. She thoroughly enjoyed teaching and making a difference in her students lives( it brought her great joy) Family was everything - holidays,birthdays,vacations,weddings or just visits (meant the world to her) She loved her cat Ed and he knew he was loved by her (but she wouldn’t clean his litter box-her girls did that-Bev was smart !!)Special woman-Special family-Life well lived !! Well done Bev !! You will be missed but oh the memories you left behind ❤️ RIP

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