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Cathy Jo Lee

January 12, 1961 — December 12, 2021

Cathy Jo Lee, 60 of Auburn, died at 6:51 a.m. on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Taylorville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Cathy was born on January 12, 1961 in Beecher City to Daniel & Lenora (Montgomery) Reed. She grew up in Palmer and graduated from Morrisonville High School. Cathy became a CNA and worked in the Taylorville area for many years. She had the sweetest personality, and everybody loved her. Cathy adored her grandchildren more than anything, and she will be dearly missed.

Cathy is survived by her significant other: Mike Miller of Auburn; her three daughters: Megan Lee of Taylorville, Patricia Lee of Virden, and Debbra Lee of Virden; four grandchildren: Emmett, Gabriela, Abel, and Wyatt; siblings: Gerri (Keith) Conrath, Becky (Floyd) Reed; Madonna; Krystal (Steven) Lopez; brother-in-law: Wes Streight; and her best friend: Sheri Sunderland; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Cathy was preceded in death by her father: Danny Reed, her mother and stepfather: Lenora and Duane Steele; sisters: Vicki Charles and Lavon Straight.

Cathy will be cremated, and services will take place at a later date. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Cathy, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at


  1. Shari Sutherland on December 15, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    My sweet girl…I will miss u honey..I feel so bad I wasn’t able to be by your side.I had surgery on my heart..Cat..I will see u on the otherside..We sure shared alot of memories…love you well my sweet sweet friend.

  2. Nikki on December 15, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss she was a wonderful person I’m glad to have known her

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