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Leota "Lee" Kueser

August 1, 1933July 19, 2021

Leota Ann Coughlin Kueser (Lee) was born August 1, 1933 in Florence, Kansas to James and Helen Coughlin. She grew up in the towns of Leavenworth, Kansas and Richmond, Kansas.

She married Francis Blaise Kueser (Frank) on May 30, 1952. Frank and Lee raised seven children and made their home in Overland Park, Kansas, West Bloomfield, Michigan, Great Falls, Virginia and Williamsburg, Virginia.

Lee was a devout Catholic. Her faith and love of the Lord was apparent in everything she did. She was friendly to everyone she met and made all feel welcome. Forever the optimist, Lee always believed the best in others. She saw the good, the potential, and never judged. Lee loved others and many people love her.

She loved her family unconditionally. Her seven children and their spouses, 21 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren were her most precious jewels. Having family around her filled her with joy.

Lee volunteered for FISH in Williamsburg for over 25 years, was a member of the Kingsmill Ladies Golf Club, volunteered for the Kingsmill LPGA events, was a JOY minister and a hospice volunteer for many years. She was an avid reader, a master at cross stitch, expert sudoku solver, and especially loved a good game of bridge. Lately, her favorite game was Rummikub, challenging anyone who would take her on.

Lee was a great example to her children: Butch and his wife Jackay, Pam and her husband Mark Sexton, Cindy and her husband Mike Hill, Jim and his wife Michelle, Chris and wife Christine, Joe and his wife Carla, and John. Grandchildren are Jessica, Jimmy, Erin, Patrick, Justin, Roxanne, Nick, Brian, Zachary, Kaylea, Annette, Kirsten, Alec, Jaisen, Kacie, Thomas, James, Mary, Sydney, Izzy and Grace and great grandchildren are Blaise, Amy, Rylan, Wesley, Rowan, Marlee, Vera, Kaelin and Levi.

She is also survived by her sister, Mary McCain; brother, Mart Coughlin (Marlys); sisters-in-law, Theresa Schermerhorn, Annette Kueser and Marie Robertson (Jerry).

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 66 years, Frank.

Lee’s radiant smile, halo of white hair, twinkling brown eyes and big heart will never be forgotten! Mass will be held on Monday, August 2, 2021 beginning at 11AM at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Lee’s name to FISH of Williamsburg at

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Susan Voigt

July 27, 2021

Lee and Frank were long time volunteers with FISH in Williamsburg. They both served on the Board of Directors of this non-profit food pantry and clothing closet for the needy in our community. Their values and faithful service provided guidance to many volunteers that have come after them. As a member of the FISH board myself for over 20 years, I know that the monetary donations to FISH were carefully managed by Frank for the many years he served as Treasurer. Our community has greatly benefited from their faithful service. I feel honored to have worked with them.

Jeff McCain

July 24, 2021

Aunt Lee was the best Aunt in the world. I remember so many great times but I really loved the summer she let me come stay I’m Michigan and be part of the family for the summer. I liked the late evenings watching her putting the lock guts as I called them back them together. She was so full of joy and love. She smiled and laughed so much. Even when us boys were into boy stuff we should have not been in to. She will be missed but never forgotten. I love you Lee and will see you and the family someday. Have a game and that lovely smile and laugh waiting for me!