Lawrence Edward Lee

July 29, 1936June 11, 2018

Lawrence E. Lee, age 81, U.S. Navy veteran, was born July 29, 1936 and passed away June 11, 2018 in Belle Plaine, KS. In 1999, he retired from Beechcraft after 26 years. Lawrence was also a member of the Belle Plaine Masonic Lodge and a Wichita Shriner for over 25 years. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Donna Belle Plaine; daughter, Nancy Belle Plaine; sister, Sharon (Glen) Horine Wichita; 8 grandchildren, Joshua (Jessica) Lee Bullhead City, AZ, Jonathon Lee Winfield, Heidi Strickland Belle Plaine, Nicki Strickland Haysville, Mandi (Jerrod) Portenier Haysville, Chanista (Kyle) Hagen Mesa, AZ, Jennifer Lee Wichita, Bobbie Slobojan Wichita and 21 great-grandchildren, Kyra, Sabrina, Cayden, Kalianne, MaKinzey, Kyle, Donna Jo, Sammi, Tyler, Landon, Danicka, Skyler, Pyper, Shauntaye, Mataya, Rustyn, Madison, Pheonix, Dylan, Jayden, Bryson . Preceded in death by parents, Ruby McKnight and Johnnie Lee, sons, Johnnie and Ronnie Lee, in- laws, Maxine and Raymond Briggs. A visitation will be held Thurs., June 14th from 5-7p.m. and funeral service Fri., June 15, 2018 at 10a.m. at Resthaven Mortuary.


  • Donna Lee, Wife
  • Nancy Lee, Daughter
  • Sharon Horine, Sister
  • Glen Horine, Brother-in-law
  • Johnnie Lee, Son
  • Ronnie Lee, Son
  • Joshua (Jessica) Lee, Grandchild
  • Jonathon Lee, Grandchild
  • Heidi Strickland, Grandchild
  • Nicki Strickland, Grandchild
  • Mandi (Jerrod) Portenier, Grandchild
  • Chanista (Kyle) Hagen, Grandchild
  • Jennifer Lee, Grandchild
  • Bobbie Slobojan, Grandchild
  • Johnnie Lee, Father
  • Ruby McKnight, Mother
  • Raymond Briggs, Father-in-law
  • Maxine Brigss, Mother-in-law
  • Mr. Lee also leaves behind great-grandchildren, Kyra, Cayden, Kalianne, MaKinzey, Kyle, Donna Jo, Sammi, Tyler, Landon, Danicka, Skyler, Pyper, Shauntaye, Mataya, Rustyn, Madison, Pheonix, Dylan, Jayden and Bryson to cherish his memory.

  • Josh Lee
  • Jon Lee
  • Kyle Hughes
  • Tyler Jimenez
  • Jerrod Portenier
  • Kenny Byers
  • Jerry Fanholz, Honorary
  • Heidi Strickland, Honorary
  • Nicki Strickland, Honorary
  • Mandi Portenier, Honorary
  • Bobbie Slobojan, Honorary


  • Funeral Service Friday, June 15, 2018

Lawrence Edward Lee

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Mel Greenman

June 15, 2018

Sorry to miss your Going Home Party. My Payers to Your Family He was a Good Man didn't get to know Him as well as My Brother but could see why my Brother felt the way he did about him. I thank Him for His Service to our Country and the Many Lives He has touched in such a positive way. He will surely be missed but never forgotten. Enjoy Those Clam Waters.

Judy Cox (formally Phillips, Potts)

June 14, 2018

Nancy and family, so sorry for your loss.
Privileged to know and work with Lawrence at Beech. Always so sweet, pleasant to be around. A true bright spot, not only in the jig shop, but in society in general. He will be missed.

Harry Simpson

June 13, 2018

Fair winds and following seas sailor.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Jerry Pratt

June 13, 2018

Worked with Lawrence at Beech for many years and in the Shrine, belong to the same Lodge.
Lawrence will be greatly missed.
God Bless

Paul Greenman

June 12, 2018

Sorry for your loss....He was always cheerful, helpful and fun to be the last Christmas dinner while meeting in the guard shack and saying Hello we
both kissed each other like Father and son....proably first and last mustache kiss for him...ha ha....just one of those things that just happened and I'm grateful that it did..Loved him like a father. Will miss seeing and talking with him. Prayers for comfort and peace...