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Franklyn Dewey "Ty" Lee
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  • Hoopeston United Methodist Church
    403 E. Main
    Hoopeston, IL 60942
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  • Wellington Greer Fire Department
    Wellington, IL 60973

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“I was saddend to hear of Ty's death. Please accept my condolences I am certain you don't know me, but I met your Dad and Mom when my Mother, Ruth...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy Dyer - Indianapolis, IA

“I SEND MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE LEES. I ENJOYED A PLEASANT VISIT WITH TY & MARJORIE WHEN OUR MOTHER WAS A PATIENT AT HOOPESTON HOSPITAL. TY...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: DONALD E. CLARK - SEQUIM, WA

“What a great guy he was! So sorry to hear of your loss. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Cathy Hatfield - Mahomet, IL

“So many great memories of get togethers at the farm as a child. Those memories are so cherished and deeply imbedded in my heart and being. So much...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Stephen Hatfield - Edisto Island, SC

“It was a privilege to care for the family during a difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you this day and in the days to come. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Iroquois Memorial Hospice - IL

“Ty was certainly a great pillar of strength and leadership in the Wellington area. The entire Lee family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Harlan & Vivian Ziebart

“I want to express my sincere condolences to the Lee Family in the loss of Ty--father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle. I enjoyed...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Doug Hopper - High View, WV

“Please accept my sincere condolences and prayers. I know you will be blessed with many happy memories. I did not know Mr. Lee well,but he always...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Ms. Alice J. Fink - IL

“We are sorry about the loss of Ty. We always enjoyed his smiling face and friendly personality. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Danny and Pat Eckert - MI


Franklyn (Ty) Lee, 93, passed away at 5:55 A.M. on Friday March 8, 2013 at the Country Terrace Independent Living in Hoopeston, IL after an extended illness. The fourth of seven children, he was born in the East Lynn area on March 2, 1920 son of Roy and Ruth (Crane) Lee. He attended the East Lynn schools.
Ty married Marjorie Mae Benbow on January 25, 1942 at her parents' home. They were married for 69 years. Marjorie preceded him in death on August of 2011.
Survivors include two sons: William "Bill" Lee of Tulsa, Oklahoma and John (Theta) Lee of Wellington, IL; five grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, two sisters: Maxine Williams of Hoopeston, IL and Lois (Dick) Cantwell of Spencer, IN; two sisters-in-law: Carol Chaney of Watseka, IL and Eleanor Field of Wellington, IL and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, one brother, one sister-in-law and five brothers-in-law.
Mr. Lee farmed in the Wellington area all of his life. He was a member of the Hoopeston United Methodist Church. Ty enjoyed raising cattle and attending auctions. He also enjoyed square dancing and was an active member of the Sweet Corners Square Dance club for many years. Ty served on the Wellington School Board and the Board of Directors of the Wellington State Bank, now known as the Community Bank. He also served on the Goodwine Grain Cooperative board and was a Life Member of Illinois Farm Bureau. Ty received the Honorary State Farmer degree at the Illinois State FFA Convention in 1966. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.