March 11, 2004

(11/7/1918 - 3/1/2004)

Elmer Sellers, age 85 of Mt. Sterling, IA, died March 1, 2004 in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

He was born November 7, 1918 at Memphis, MO, a son of Edwin R. and Lottie E. White Sellers.

On March 26, 1949, he was united in marriage to Erma Herring in Kahoka, MO.

Survivors include his wife, Erma, of Mt. Sterling, IA; two sons, Gary Sellers and his wife, Elodie, of Fairfield, IA, and Randy Sellers and his wife, Marla, of Lenexa, KS; a daughter, Linda Lamer and her husband, Darrell, of Salina, KS; a brother, Sylvan “Red” Sellers of Kahoka, MO; a sister, Marguerite LaMaster of Keokuk, IA; a sister-in-law, Betty Turnbow of Memphis, MO; a brother-in-law, Wayne Eggleston of Memphis, MO; seven grandchildren: Derek Smith of Montreal, Canada, Julie Browning and her husband, Keith, of Alva, FL, Chad Lamer and his wife, Stacey, of Lawrence, KS, Bryant Lamer and his wife, Kari, of Chicago, IL, Aaron Lamer of Salina, KS, Miranda Vose of Overland Park, KS, and Whitney Vose of Lenexa, KS; two great-grandchildren, James and Kaitlyn Browning of Alva, FL; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Clarence “Ted” Sellers; and a nephew, Ronnie LaMaster.

Elmer graduated from Kahoka High School. He was employed by Lockheed Aircraft Corp. in Burbank, CA until entering the U.S. Navy in December of 1943. While in the Navy he was an Aviation metal smith until his discharge in April of 1946. He had been a farmer in the Mt. Sterling area for over 55 years and had raised cattle until this past year.

Elmer was an avid bowler and golfer. He loved being on the farm and outdoors and enjoyed taking grandchildren on 4-wheeler rides. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Funeral services were held March 4, 2004 at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Leon Buford officiating. Mrs. Paula Fox was pianist and Mr. John Spray, soloist. Honorary Pallbearers were Bob Rouse and Russell Gordy. Pallbearers were David Hoover, Irvin Garman, Chad Lamer, Bryant Lamer, Aaron Lamer and Larry LaMaster. Burial was in Combs Cemetery. Memorials were suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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