Janet Pauline (Lee) Van Natta Zeigler, 79 of Clinton, Missouri passed away February 28, 2015 at Golden Living Westwood in Clinton. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Mullinax Funeral Home – Drexel Chapel (660) 679-0009. Visitation will be prior to services from 10-11 at the chapel. Burial will be in Sharon Cemetery near Drexel. Contributions are suggested to Children’s Mercy Hospital. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Pauline was born June 28, 1935 in Duke, Missouri, daughter of Joseph Leslie and Martha Anna (Robbins) Lee. She attended Blooming Rose High School. She met and later married Donald Van Natta at Fort Leonard Wood. They were married until his death at the age of 39. She continued running the Drexel Meat Locker which they had purchased prior to his death. She waitressed for many years at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Harrisonville.
Pauline moved to Illinois to live with her sister Bess, where she worked at the Oregon Aire as a waitress. That is where she met and later married Robert Zeigler, and they were married for nearly 20 years until his death. Then she moved to Clinton, Missouri where she resided until her death.
She was preceded in death by husband Donald Van Natta; father Leslie Lee, mother Anna Lee, sister Maxine Dougan, brother Robert Lee, and husband Robert Zeigler. She is survived by her son Rick Van Natta and wife Kathy; brothers Russell Lee and wife Mabel, Harvey Lee and wife Ruth, and Ray Lee and wife Helen; sister Bess Brantner and husband Steve; grandsons Mike Van Natta and wife Kari, and Donny Van Natta and wife Cindy; great-grandchildren Sophia, Abigail, and Tyler Van Natta; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.