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Ellen Marie McKee

Graveside services for Ellen Marie McKee, 86, Dora, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 3, 2021 at Ledbetter Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. McKee passed away at 9:15 p.m., Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Ozarks Medical Center.


She was born October 13, 1935, in Howell County, Missouri, to Ellis Fox and Ethel Collins Fox.  On October 14, 1950, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to James P. McKee, who preceded her in death on November 14, 2013.  Mrs. McKee was an excellent cook and enjoyed flowers, gardening, canning, sewing and making rugs.


She is survived by six children, Joyce Ledbetter, Keith McKee, Jo Unruh, Kelly McKee, Kevin McKee and wife, Carol Shinberger and Kerry Dean McKee; seventeen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby Joe Fox and wife, Laverne and Donald Fox and wife, Helen; six sisters, Lena Story and husband, Glen, Shirley Collins and husband, Charles, Bonnie Tackitt and husband, Kenneth, Dixie Leroy and husband, Bill, Imogene Tilson and husband, Nevin and Vanetta Sexton and husband, Don; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Her parents, husband, one daughter, Pamela Sue, one son, James Kenneth McKee and two brothers, Leonard Fox and David Dwight Fox, preceded her in death.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Ledbetter Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at