She was a graduate of the Puxico High School class of 1950. On June 13, 1953, she was united in marriage to Bill Lee in Yuma, Ariz. They lived near the Marine base at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, Calif. After Mr. Lee's service in the Marines, they made their home in St. Louis, Mo., for 36 years. Following retirement, they moved to Dexter where Josephine enjoyed sewing, playing the piano, writing poetry and other hobbies.
She had a love for the Lord. Before entering high school, she had an early conversion, joined Rockhill Baptist Church, and was baptized. When she came from St. Louis, she chose Sadler Chapel United Methodist Church as her home church.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Mickey and husband C.E. Tuley of Dexter; by one sister, Bessie Bridges of Puxico, Mo.; and by one granddaughter, Jennifer Rowland of St. Louis, Mo.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, William Hill, and by one granddaughter, JoAnna Lee Tuley.
Visitation was held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, from 5 until 8 p.m. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at 10 a.m.
in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Pastor Sue Welborn and Pastor Dave Fowler officiating.
Interment followed in the Sadler Chapel Cemetery.