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Sylvan Sellers

August 29, 2010


Sylvan "Red" Sellers, age 94, of Kahoka, MO, died Sunday, August 29, 2010 in Kindred Hospital in St. Louis, MO following a brief illness.

"Red" was born July 5, 1916 at Memphis, MO, a son of Edwin R. and Lottie E. White Sellers.

Survivors include a sister, Marguerite LaMaster of Keokuk, IA; nieces and nephews and their families: Larry and Gayle LaMaster of Independence, MO, Judy and Steve Comfort of Kirkwood, MO, Gary and Elodie Sellers of Fairfield, IA, Linda and Darrell Lamer of Salina, KS and Randy and Marla Sellers of Lenexa, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clarence "Ted" Sellers and Elmer Sellers and his wife, Erma; a brother-in-law, Donald LaMaster; and a nephew, Ronald LaMaster.

He graduated from Gorin High School where he was captain of the basketball team. During World War II, "Red" was a foreman for Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, CA. He returned to Missouri following the war where he farmed in partnership with his brother, Ted, until retirement. They moved to Kahoka following retirement and enjoyed bowling, golfing, dancing and visiting with friends and playing cards at the Senior Center. "Red" was a charter member of the Twin Lake Golf Course and recently had participated in the Old Settler's Parade as King of the Clark Co. Senior Center. He was an active member of the Kahoka United Methodist Church and a familiar face on each Sunday. He enjoyed the fellowship and friendships he made through each activity he participated in. He lived every area of his life with integrity and honesty.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Barb Hagerla officiating. Burial was in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Memorials were suggested to the Kahoka United Methodist Church.

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