|Birth: ||Jan. 8, 1927|
|Death: ||Dec. 25, 2002|
Retha Mae Lee was born on January 8th, 1927 in Virginia, and died Christmas morning in 2002 in Thomasville, Pennsylvania from congestive heart failure, at age 75. Retha donated her body for research; her remains later cremated and given to family.
She was the daughter of Robert Edward Lee and Carrie Blanch Speak; Granddaughter of William Andrew Lee and Lovy Saylor, and Mitchell Marion Speak and Letitia Elizabeth Kinser; Greatgranddaughter of David E. Lee and Nancy Taylor, and Levi W. Saylor and Mary "Polly" Helton.
Retha Mae Lee married John Henry Harless. Her husband John died 8 months earlier in the same year of 2002 in Maryland. John and Retha had five children named John Jr., Brenda L., Thomas W., James A., and Barry Harless, one step-son named Emerson Harless, and grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Retha's siblings were Lovy Elizabeth Lee 1928-2003, married Hubert Ferguson. James Franklin Lee 1930-1996, married Hazel. Fred Eugene Lee 1932, married Irene (from Germany). Alma Gene Lee 1934, married (1) Edward Boone Sr., (2)George Bainbridge. Mitchell Marion Lee born in 1936, married his (1)wife in Japan. His wife lived with their son Martin Lee in Japan, neither coming to America. Joseph Charles Lee 1938-1987, married Barbara Brockway. Ruth Marie Lee 1942, married Louis Mingee
Robert Edward Lee (1904 - 1966)
Carrie Blanch Speak Lee (1907 - 1979)
John Henry Harless (1914 - 2002)*
James Anthony Harless (1952 - 2011)*
Note: Son John Henry at Find A Grave Memorial# 36491851
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Patti
Record added: Dec 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81463461
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