Katherine M. Lee, 85, of Newton, lost her battle with heart disease Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Kathy was born on Nov. 23, 1923 to Charles and Frances Ziska. She graduated from St. Cloud, Minn., high school in 1940. While working in Minneapolis, she met and married Robert E. Lee on Dec. 27, 1945. Their married life led them to several places in Iowa, including Leon, Centerville, Coralville, Marshalltown, and Newton. Many friendships were formed from these places and from their travels.