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Jean Elaine, Sellers Obituary


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“I met Jeannie my first day at Iowa State University in the fall of 1963. She roomed with her Cambria Corydon classmate, Adrienne Thomas. We worked...Read More »
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Jean Elaine Sellers was born at the Yocom Hospital in Chariton, Iowa on August 9, 1945. She is the younger of two daughters of Charles and Dorothy (Linville) Collins.
She is survived by her husband John E Sellers Jr., two sons Charles (Erika) Sellers and Travis (Tina) Sellers, three grandchildren Chelse, Jordan, and Taylor, her sister Carol Ann Hanson, brother-in-law Patrick (Kristi) Sellers and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Dorothy Collins, her brother-in-law Jack Hanson, her sister- in-law Susan Porter, and her parent-in-laws John and Harriett Sellers.
Jean attended Cambria Corydon High School and graduated in 1963. She then went to Iowa State University graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1970.
Jean had a life long affection for animals. Her pony and father's farm animals were her playmates as a girl. She showed a Hereford steer that won at the County Fair and then continued on to show her steer at Kansas City and Chicago. Jean was Office Manager at Corydon Veterinary Clinic for 29 years. She enjoyed the customers and their animals, as well as her time spent at the sale barn working with staff and putting in many long cold nights.
She dearly loved raising her two sons and was a very active, vocal, and enthusiastic wrestling mother. She especially enjoyed raising her family on the farm where she could take in the changes of nature and watch her lilacs bloom. She enjoyed attending Tuesday coffee and sharing family stories with neighborhood friends in and around the Millerton area. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband John as well as attending quilting retreats with her sister Carol and dear quilting friends at Grand Lake Stream in Maine. Even in her last years while battling breast cancer, she enjoyed attending her grandchildren's activities.

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