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Lena 'Lee' V. Steely-Wright

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Lena 'Lee' V. Steely-Wright
Services for Lena "Lee" V. Steely-Wright, 95 will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Lee passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Friday, Nov. 28, 2008.

Lena "Lee" V. Steely-Wright, the daughter of Charles and Myrtle (Gordy) Ulin, was born Feb. 14, 1913 in Ottumwa, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Sioux Falls, S.D., where she received her education, graduating from Washington High School.

Lee married Guy Nelson Steely on Aug. 4, 1936 and to this union three children were born, Jacklynn, Roger and Richard. Following their marriage, they continued to live in Sioux Falls. During a brief time while Guy was in the Navy during WWII Lee and the children moved to California to be closer to each other. After WWII they moved back to Sioux Falls until moving to Spencer in 1956.

Lee was employed by the Clay County Engineering Department as a secretary following Guy's death in January of 1963. She met another wonderful man, George Wright and they later married and moved to Des Moines, where she was employed as a teller at the Central National Bank. They moved to Mason City, Iowa in 1968. George passed away in 1982 and Lee then returned to live in Spencer.

Lee was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer, where she was a member of the ladies guild. She was a member of the Moose Lodge where she enjoyed socializing with her friends. Later in her years, she resided at Riverview Terrace.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Guy Steely; her second husband, George Wright; and two sisters: Vera Baker and Helen Minier.

Lee is survived by her three children: Jackie Kisecker and her husband, Jerry of Sioux Falls, S.D., Roger Steely and his wife, Carol of Spencer, and Dick Steely and his wife, Kathy of Gilbert, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two sisters: Doris Wells of Long Beach, Calif., and Betty Zuliani of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Friends and family are invited to join us for lunch and a time of fellowship at Grace United Methodist Church, following the committal.