Miriam P. Lee

08/13/1932 - 01/10/2024


Obituary For Miriam P. Lee


Miriam P. Lee, 91, passed away January 10, 2024 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Miriam was born August 13, 1932 in Bluffton to the late Marden and Minnie (Mueller) Basinger. On June 12, 1953 she married Robert Lee who preceded her in death on January 26, 2019.

Miriam graduated from Pandora High School. She worked at Community Pro Hardware in Pandora with her husband, Bob and previously had worked at Triplett Corporation in Bluffton. Miriam was an active member of St. John Bible Church (formerly St. John Mennonite Church) in Pandora where she helped with Sunday School, the migrant camp and various other activities. She was a prayer warrior that loved studying and spreading the word of God. Miriam enjoyed reading, traveling with her husband and family, watching her grandchildren's sporting events and also watching the Ohio State University basketball and football teams.

Survivors include four sons, David (Corinne) Lee of Bluffton, Darrell (Vickie) Lee of Bluffton, James (Malissa) Lee of Alger, John (Beth) Lee of Pandora; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ann Herr of Bluffton and a sister-in-law, Ruth Anne Bixel of Bluffton.

Miriam was preceded in death by a son, Scott Lee; a brother, Alfred Basinger; an infant brother, Milburn Basinger; a sister-in-law, Joan Basinger and brother-in law, Don Herr.

Miriam's services will begin at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 13, 2024 at St. John Bible Church, Pandora. Pastor Paul Perkins officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Bible Church Mission Fund or Youth for Christ.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton is honored to be providing services to Miriam's family.


13 Jan


09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. John Bible Church 15988 Road 4 Pandora, OH 45877 Get Directions »
13 Jan

Funeral Service

11:00 AM

St. John Bible Church 15988 Road 4 Pandora, OH 45877 Get Directions »
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  • 01/12/2024

    Prayers to Mims family. She was a true JOY to be around. I learned a lot while taking care of Mim. She always had a kind word and a smile🤗 She was truly God like. Wonderful woman!! God blessed her with a seat around The Table of Eternal life! Sandi S. Hilty Memorial Home

  • 01/12/2024

    Dave, Darrell, John, Our thoughts are with you at this time. Know that you are in our prayers. Your mother always had a smile and a true joy to be around.

  • 01/12/2024

    Family of Miriam, So sorry for your loss. Miriam always had a smile and kind word. Memories are precious. Friend, Vicki Hauenstein

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