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Lee Absten

Lee "Web" Absten, 72, of Buffalo, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, April 11, 2014, in the arms of his loving wife. Lee was a devoted Christian man that attended numerous churches throughout the area. He was a mechanic and a member of the Laborers Union No. 1353. He will be affectionately remembered as a "jack of all trades" by his friends and family.

Born June 12, 1941 in Liberty, he was the son of the late Charlie O. Absten and Gertie Gibson Absten. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Genvie Stitley and brother, Don Absten.

Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Hazel Craig Absten; daughters, Mary (Terry) Ashworth of Cottageville, Kimberly (Dale) Jividen of Davisville and Melissa (Philip) Blake of Buffalo; grandchildren, Joshua Jividen, Brandi (Nathan) Somerville, Cierra Justice, Hillary Justice, Steven Ashworth, Shauna Blake, Salina Blake, Owen Blake, James Elswick and Kaleb Doman; great-grandchildren, Anna Echard, Natalee Somerville, Brielle Doman, William Doman and Jacoby Doman; sisters, Reba Unrue, Sylvia (Noel) Turner and Mona Starcher; brothers, Estel Absten and Pete (Shirley) Absten.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor with the Rev. Randy Parsons officiating. Burial will follow at Oldaker-Kirkpatrick Cemetery, Buffalo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Eleanor Chapel.

Online condolences may be sent to the Absten family and the online guestbook signed by visiting

Raynes Funeral Home, 303 Ash Circle, Eleanor is in charge of arrangements.

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