Ilene Ann Lee, 67, of Newton, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Memorials to the Women of the Moose or to the Accura Health Care of Newton East Activities Fund may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Ilene, the daughter of Kenneth and Jennetta (Jessop) Green, was born Sept. 8, 1950, in Spencer. She grew up in Royal, before moving to Newton in 1983, to run the Cozy Rest Motel. Ilene was a home care caregiver and CNA and also worked in food service at many area restaurants. For 11 years, she cooked and bartended at the Moose Lodge in Newton. Ilene was very active in the Women of the Moose and enjoyed gardening, crafting, canning and spending time with her family. She also had volunteered many hours at Accura Health Care of Newton East and the Moose.
Those left to honor Ilene’s memory are her significant other of more than 20 years, Terry Shaver of Newton; children, Ron “Butch” Green (Amy Gilbert) of Newton, Daniel (DeAnn) Lee of Newton, Tammy Oertel (Kevin Bru) of Gilman, Ken Shaver of Newton, Ronald Shaver of Newton, and Misty Shaver of Newton; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Mary McDaniel of Storm Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Robert Lee; daughter, Terry Shaver; grandson, Hunter Lee; brothers, Claude “Bud” Green and Larry Green; and sister, Ruth Knephof.