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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lee Ellen Alexander, 77, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Lansing, Kan., died Friday, May 13, 2011, at her home in Lansing. She was born March 18, 1934, in Bolivar, Mo., the daughter of Fred C. Bagby and Audrey Ellen Farmer Bagby. Lee married William Ray Alexander on July 23, 1953, at Harrison, Ark. He preceded her in death on May 11, 2009. Lee was a member of the Fort Scott First United Methodist Church and had served as president of the United Methodist Women. She was also on the church administrative board and served as chairperson of the worship committee. Lee played an active roll in her daughters' youth activities. She served as a Bluebird and Campfire leader and also served on the PTA. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the Nile. She had served as secretary for the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce and had also worked for U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum.

Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Norris and husband, Phil, Fort Scott, Kan., and Melissa "Missy" Medill and husband, Tabor, Lansing, Kan.; five grandchildren, Megan Vincent and husband, Cameron, Lyons, Kan., Andrew Norris and fiancÚ, Dani, Fort Scott, Carah Medill, Gardner, Kan., Tabe Medill and wife, Kim, Dallas, Texas, and Troy Medill, Lansing; and seven great-grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Mitchell, McKayla and Adam Vincent, George Medill V, and Tyler Szala. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Billie Jo Ingaslbe.

Hospice Chaplin Martin Bush will conduct graveside services at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2011, at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Scott.

Family and friends may meet at the Cheney Witt Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to either the Sunflower Home Health and Hospice, the Shriner's Children's Hospital or the Sharing Bucket and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.