|Birth: ||Jun. 3, 1907|
|Death: ||Aug. 31, 1981|
Beleville Telescope newspaper - Thursday, September 10, 1981
Ida Dean Badger, daughter of James and Mollie (Pate) Lee was born on June 3, 1907 at Grand Pass, Missouri and passed away on August 31, 1981 at the Republic County Hospital in Belleville, Kansas at the age of 74 years, 2 months and 28 days.
Ida grew up arund Marshall, Missouri and accepted Christ at an early age. She was united in marriage to Robert J. Badger on August 3, 1926 at Wyandotte, Michigan and to this union the following children were born, Robert J. Badger Jr., Ina Ilene, Roland L., Garold Dean, Lorena Mae, and Gail Lee. The cuple's first home was near Webber on a farm where they lived for seven years. In 1933 they moved south of Mankato where they farmed.
Ida was a wonderful wife, helping Bob on the farm and then a loving mother to their children, and still found time to be an active member of the Christian Church of Mankato and her neighborhood clubs.
In 1971 the couple retired and moved to Belleville. Ida again enjoyed the church and transferred her membership to the Central Christian Church of Belleville and was active in the circles and quilting.
Ida suffered a cancerous surgery but still didn't let this shake her faith or her courageous smile and Ida and Bob enjoyed trips to Mission, Tesas in the winters. Ida Broke her first hip on one of these trips and suffered with another round with cancer and was flown home but her faith let her mend and return to the valley one more time. Ida broke another hip and a diabetic condition caused her to make her home at the Belleville Health Care center for almost a year. No matter what Ida was suffering from she gave encouragement to her husband, children, grandchildren and friends by her faith and lovely smile.
Ida and Robert were married 55 years, and celebrated their 50th anniversary with a reception at Central Christian Church, hosted by their children. They celebrated their 55th anniversary together at the Republic County Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, James Lee, Robert Lee and Harry Lee; two sisters, Bertie Lee and Angie Lee; a daughter Ina Ilene Spatz and sons, Gerold Dean and Gail Lee; grandchildren, infant sons of Ina and LaVern Spatz, Ronald and Donald. James Wade, son of Garold and Coleen; and a great grandchild, Katherine Bates, grandchild of Roland and JoAnn Badger.
She is survived by her husband R. J. Badger, Sr. of the home; two sons, Robert Badger, Jr. and family of Burr Oak and Roland Badger and family of Mankato; one daughter Mrs. Lorena Unerwood and family of Belleville; 18 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; several other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted at the Central Christian Church of Belleville on Thursday, September 3, 1981 at 2 p.m., conducted by the ministers, Lon Hardy and Lloyd Jordan. Interment was made in Belleville Cemetery.
James Napoleon Lee (1858 - 1934)
Mary M. Pate Lee (1872 - 1911)
Robert Jay Badger (1903 - 1981)
Robert Jay Badger (1927 - 1999)*
Ina Ilene Badger Spatz (1930 - 1967)*
Roland L Badger (1931 - 1999)*
Garold Dean Badger (1933 - 1970)*
Lorena Mae Badger Underwood (1944 - 1994)*
Gail Lee Badger (1948 - 1979)*
Bertha Ann Lee Singleton (1888 - 1930)*
James N. Lee (1893 - 1960)*
Angeline M. Lee Biesemeyer (1896 - 1966)*
Harry B. Lee (1899 - 1971)*
Dewey Lee (1904 - 1909)*
Ida Dean Lee Badger (1907 - 1981)
Note: Married Robert J. Badger on Aug. 3, 1926.
Created by: Nancy Hofer
Record added: Jul 30, 2008
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