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Mrs. Charlene F. Monaghan Lee, 59, a resident of Trenton, Missouri, died early Tuesday morning, December 11, 2018 at her residence.
A memorial service is to be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 22, 2018 in Kellerton at the Kellerton Family Worship Center.
Charlene was born July 2, 1959 in Portland, Oregon to William Junior and Jessie B. (Akers) Richman. She attended Grand Valley High School in Kellerton and later she went on to graduate from Southwest Community College in Creston receiving her Registered Nursing degree. Her career path included Creston Nursing and Rehab Center, Greater Regional Medical Center, Creston Home Health, Greenfield Hospital, Nurses on Call, Hospice Services, Fluer Heights Care Center, Sunnyview Nursing Home, Eastview Nursing Home and ending her career at Morning Side Care Center in Chillicothe, Missouri.
Charlene had a heart of gold and touched everyone’s lives that she met. She loved crafting and shopping with her girls, getting pedicures and manicures. Some of her memories she often spoke of included spending time going to garage sales with her sisters and attending the infamous Richman family reunions listening to her siblings sing and laugh and have a good time. Her grandchildren were the center of her universe and she made a huge impact on them all. She dedicated her time attending as many sporting events and extra-curricular activities and family functions that time would allow. She never knew a stranger and would go out of her way to help anyone. She always included other families to be part of hers, which included many. She was always willing to give her advice in any situation and spent many hours helping others become successful in their dreams.
She was a member of Family Worship Center in Kellerton.
On September 17, 1977 she was married to Patrick E. Monaghan in the Kellerton Methodist Church. On October 31, 2008, Patrick passed away. On October 16, 2010 she was married to Willis R. Lee of Trenton, Missouri in the Kellerton Assembly of God Church, surrounded by their family and friends.
Her survivors include her husband, Willis of Trenton, Missouri, two daughters, Nicole (Ron) Carney of Des Moines and Jamie (Chad) Holmes of Kellerton; two step-sons, Jeremy (Breanna) Lee of Knoxville and Justin (Sarah) Lee of Meadville, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Tristan, Darrian, and Kaidan Holmes, Morgan Carney, Shealyn, Scout, Rhianna, and Chaddlan Supinger. Seven step-grandchildren; Preston, Blake, Abby, Landon, and Kymber Lee, Dominic and Connor Lee; five sisters, Jeri (John) Fitzgerald of Elma, Marlene (Dale) Tull of Mount Ayr, Arlene (Bob) Worthington of Mount Ayr, Melinda Richman and Carolyn Holton both of Osceola; two brothers, Gene (Karen) Richman of Grundy Center and David W. (Pauline) Richman of Creston; one sister-in-law, Katie (Ronche) Still of Mount Ayr; two brothers-in-law, Mike Monaghan of Des Moines and Tom Curtis of Henderson, Nevada; nieces, nephews and many extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Patrick E. Monaghan; parents. Bill and Jesse Richman; one sister, Cheryl Curtis; her mother and father-in-law, Ruth and Robert Monaghan and two brothers-in-laws, Casey and Kelly Monaghan.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Family Worship Center     in Kellerton, Iowa.
Officianting will be Pastor Barton Shields.
Hymns will be “In the Garden”, “Holes in the Floor of Heaven”, “Jealous of the Angels” and
“Tears in Heaven”.
Honorary casket bearers Tristan Holmes, Darrian Holmes, Kaiden Holmes, Morgan Carney, Shealyn Supinger, Scout Supinger, Rhianna Supinger, Chaddlan Supinger, Preston Lee, Blake Lee, Abby Lee, Landon Lee, Kymber Lee, Dominic Lee and Connor Lee.
Food and Fellowship following service at Family Worship Center.
Private burial at Elk Chapel Cemetery in rural Decatur County.

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