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Charlene Monaghan Lee

Mrs. Charlene F. Lee, 59, a resident of Trenton, Missouri, died early Tuesday morning, December 11, 2018 at her residence.

A memorial service is to be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 22, 2018 in Kellerton at the Kellerton Family Worship Center.

Charlene was born July 2, 1959 in Portland, Oregon to William Junior and Jessie B. (Akers) Richman. She attended Grand Valley High School in Kellerton and later she went on to graduate from Southwest Community College in Creston receiving her Registered Nursing degree. Her career path included Creston Nursing and Rehab Center, Greater Regional Medical Center, Creston Home Health, Greenfield Hospital, Nurses on Call, Hospice Services, Fluer Heights Care Center, Sunnyview Nursing Home, Eastview Nursing Home and ending her career at Morning Side Care Center in Chillicothe, Missouri.

Charlene had a heart of gold and touched everyone's lives that she met. She loved crafting and shopping with her girls, getting pedicures and manicures. Some of her memories she often spoke of included spending time going to garage sales with her sisters and attending the infamous Richman family reunions listening to her siblings sing and laugh and have a good time. Her grandchildren were the center of her universe and she made a huge impact on them all. She dedicated her time attending as many sporting events and extra-curricular activities and family functions that time would allow. She never knew a stranger and would go out of her way to help anyone. She always including other families to be part of hers, which included many. She was always willing to give her advice in any situation and spent many hours helping others become successful in their dreams.

She was a member of Family Worship Center in Kellerton.

On September 17, 1977 she was married to Patrick E. Monaghan in the Kellerton Methodist Church. On October 31, 2008, Patrick passed away. On October 16, 2010 she was married to Willis R. Lee of Trenton, Missouri in the Kellerton Assembly of God Church, surrounded by their family and friends.

Her survivors include her husband Willis of Trenton, Missouri, two daughters Nicole (Ron) Carney of Des Moines and Jamie (Chad) Holmes of Kellerton; two step-sons Jeremy (Breanna) Lee of Knoxville and Justin (Sarah) Lee of Meadville, Missouri; eight grandchildren Tristan, Darrian, and Kaidan Holmes, Morgan Carney, Shealyn, Scout, Rhianna, and Chaddlan Supinger. Seven step-grandchildren; Preston, Blake, Abby, Landon, and Kymber Lee, Dominic and Connor Lee; five sisters Jeri (John) Fitzgerald of Elma, Marlene (Dale) Tull of Mount Ayr, Arlene (Bob) Worthington of Mount Ayr, Melinda Richman and Carolyn Holton both of Osceola; two brothers Gene (Karen) Richman of Grundy Center and David W. (Pauline) Richman of Creston; one sister-in-law Katie (Ronche) Still of Mount Ayr; two brothers-in-law Mike Monaghan of Des Moines and Tom Curtis of Henderson, Nevada; nieces, nephews and many extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Patrick E. Monaghan; parents Bill and Jesse Richman; one sister Cheryl Curtis; her mother and father-in-law Ruth and Robert Monaghan and two brothers-in-law Casey and Kelly Monaghan.

Services: 2:00 p.m. - Sat., December 22, 2018 – Family Worship Center – Kellerton

Officiant: Pastor Barton Shields

Food & Fellowship: Following Service - Saturday, December 22, 2018 – Family Worship Center – Kellerton

Private Burial: Elk Chapel Cemetery – Decatur, Iowa

Memorials: Established in her name

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So sorry to hear of Charlene's passing. She was someone special to me from school days at Grand Valley. I hope all of the family is doing well in this difficult time. I will always remember the sweet special person that she was. Take care.

Chris Padgitt Dec 20 2018 12:00 AM

We are sorry to learn of Charlene's death. We look forward to seeing her alive again in the resurrection. Jesus promised, "Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life." John 5:28, 29

Jim & Donna Adams Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. May your memories of happier times comfort you. Char will be missed by many. She was a very special lady with a heart of gold.

Barb Supinger Dec 15 2018 12:00 AM

Jamie and Nicki - I was so saddened when niece Lisa told me of your mothers passing. I am at a loss for words. My deepest condolences to you and your families. Your mom was such a kind person. I know she will be missed. Cherish your memories.

Michelle Jones Dec 15 2018 12:00 AM