Joan Sallee, 82, Iola, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Allen County Hospital.
Joan was born Dec. 13, 1930, on a farm west of Humboldt, the daughter of Fred L. and Mary Inez (Wamsley) Dice Sr. She graduated from LaHarpe High School in 1948.
On Nov. 24, 1949, Joan married William “Gene” Sallee, LaHarpe, and they made their home in Iola. He worked for Southwestern Bell for 41 years and she was a homemaker. Gene preceded her in death Nov. 16, 1996.
Joan was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and Wesley United Methodist Women. She enjoyed caring for her cat, Lily.
She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Hehr and husband Rich, Overland Park, and Donell Gregory, Cincinnati; grandchildren, Justin Spray and wife Tuesday, Casey Hehr and wife Tara, Tag Gregory, Alexis Gregory and Abigail Hehr; great-grandchildren, Vivienne Spray, Coburn Hehr and Cole Hehr; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Dice, Garnett.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Fred L. Dice Jr., and sisters, Christena Corner and Virginia Collison and husband Dale.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Inurnment will be in the LaHarpe Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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