GLENN ROBERT ABRAHAMSON
Glenn Robert Abrahamson was born Feb. 9, 1924, in English township, Lucas County. Glenn was the sixth child born to Charley O. Abrahamson and Cynthia Miller Abrahamson. Glenn was raised on a farm and attended school in Lucas County. He was baptized in 1936 at the May Baptist church. Glenn married Justine O. Gartin on Aug. 24, 1947. To this union three children were born: Glenn Robert Jr., Charles Dewey and Elizabeth Ann.
Glenn loved farming and was proud of the thresher he bought when only 16. He was also an avid woodworker and greatly enjoyed making dollhouses, toy boxes, wheelbarrows, workbenches and many other things for his grandchildren. He took great joy in the two horse-drawn wagons he made, and in teaching his grandchildren some of the skills of woodworking.
Glenn was active in many organizations. He was chairman of Cedar Township ASC. He served as president of Lucas County Farm Bureau and served as voting delegate for five years for Lucas County Farm Bureau. He was a 4-H leader and served on the extension council. He also served on the Republican Central Committee. He was an active member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Russell and served on many committees. He served as mayor of Russell for eight years.
Preceding Glenn in death are his parents, Charley and Cynthia; sisters, Mildred Abrahamson, Mary Feight and husband Stanley, Evelyn McCormick and husband Thomas, Lavon DeJoode and husband John; brother, Pearl and wife Dorothy and great-granddaughter, Avery Ann Palmer.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 65 years, Justine; sons, Glenn Robert and wife Jolene of Albia, Charles Dewey and wife Janet of Centerville; daughter, Elizabeth Ann and husband Gary Palmer of Corydon; grandchildren, Travis and wife Cindy, Heidi and husband Tyson, Joshua and wife Jaimie, Brian and wife Dottie, Megan and husband Felix, Sara and husband Josey, Daniel and wife Shelly, Eric and wife Beth; thirteen great-grandchildren and one on the way.
Funeral services were held Oct. 10 at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton.
Memorials are requested to the Russell Museum or the Faith United Methodist Church in Russell.
Mildred Marcelee Casey was born Dec. 14, 1924, to Emmet Casey and Bertie (Elson) Casey in Wayne County, Iowa. She departed this life Oct. 9, 2012, at the Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa.
Marcelee grew up in Wayne County, graduating from Lineville High School. As a young woman, she moved to Des Moines and married Gaither Greene Jr. in 1948. To this union two sons
were born Bruce (now deceased) and Mark of Humeston. The family lived in Iowa and other states with Marcelee, Gaither and Mark moving to Humeston several years ago.
Marcelee attended the First Baptist Church in Humeston and her faith was very important to her over the years.
She was a kind and caring person who will be greatly missed by her son, Mark; granddaughter, Caitlin of California; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law and their husbands and many friends and neighbors.
Her parents; husband, Gaither in 1994; three sisters; brother and son, Bruce, preceded her in death.
Memorial services were held Oct. 15 at the First Baptist Church in Humeston with Pastor Brian Hargrave officiating.
The musical selection was “In The Garden” with vocalist Reva Drake.
Interment was in the Humeston Cemetery.
Randolph-Black Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
ELLEN MARIE LEE
Ellen Marie Lee, 89, Manchester, Mo., formerly of St. Joseph, died Sept. 19, 2012, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
She was born Aug. 14, 1923, to John H. and Sarrah M. (Remster) Evans in Chariton, Iowa.
In 1942 Ellen married Eldon R. Lee. He preceded her in death in 1955.
Mrs. Lee worked as a secretary for Operating Engineers Local #101, where she retired in 1985.
Ellen was known for her many stories about growing up in Corydon, her love of scouting, Camp Geiger and the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and her generosity to friends and family.
Her parents; sister, Virginia Bettis and two grandsons, Ben and Tim Trost, preceded her in death.
Survivors are son, Rick Lee and wife Mikki of Manchester, Mo.; grandson, Ryan Lee and wife Laura of Indianapolis, Ind.; brother, Richard E. Evans and wife Pat of Wichita, Kan.; great-grandchildren, Malaya and Spencer Lee and Olivia, Benjamin, and Charlie Trost and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Oct. 21 at Camp Geiger, St. Joseph.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, c/o Pony Express Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1704 Buckingham, St. Joseph, MO 64506.
JEAN ELAINE SELLERS
Jean Elaine Sellers was born at the Yocum Hospital in Chariton, Iowa, on Aug. 9, 1945. She is the younger of two daughters of Charles and Dorothy (Linville) Collins.
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 her 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 at Kansas City and Chicago.
Jean was office manager at the 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.
She is survived by her husband, John E. Sellers Jr.; two sons, Charles Sellers and wife Ericka and Travis Sellers and wife Tina; three grandchildren, Chelse, Jordan and Taylor; sister, Carol Ann Hanson; brother-in-law, Patrick and wife Kristi Sellers and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, Charles and Dorothy Collins; brother-in-law, Jack Hanson, sister-in-law, Susan Porter and parents-in-law, John and Harriet Sellers, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Oct. 11 at the Randolph Funeral Home in Corydon with Rev. Alva Skiles officiating.
Musical selections were “In The Mirror” by Yanni and “Four Strong Winds” by Johnnie Cash.
Honorary bearers were Dr. Gary Runyon, Dr. John Harmon, Dr. Lucas Whitney, Dr. Rob Gassman, Thomas Sellers and Joe Sellers.
Interment will be at a later date.
Randolph-Black Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Nora Anna Lee (Annie) Snyder, daughter of Forrest and Ethel (Hamilton) Clark was born on a farm near Modena, Mo., on Nov. 27, 1935, and passed away Oct. 6, 2012, in the Decatur County Hospital in Leon, Iowa, at the age of 76 years.
Annie was united in marriage to Max Snyder on Jan. 17, 1960, at the First Baptist Church in Princeton, Mo.
Annie Lee was raised in the Modena area and graduated from Spickard High School in 1954. After graduation, she moved to Cedar Rapids and worked for Collins Radio for five years. She moved back to Trenton, Mo., and worked at the Trenton National Bank for a year before marriage. After marriage, she kept books for the Lineville Elevator and MFA, retiring in1976.
She was a member of the Mercer Assembly of God Church. She dearly loved her grandchildren and enjoyed making porcelain dolls, attending craft shows, gardening and cooking for family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Max, of the home in Lineville; sons, Michael and wife Stacy of Lineville and Jeffery of Mercer, Mo.; two grandchildren, Rayleigh and Rayce of Lineville, and other relatives and friends.
Her parents; six brothers, Raphael, George, Hubert, Paul, Jim and Doyle and two sisters, Allie Finney and Arnetta Richardson, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Oct. 10 at the Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Chapel in Lineville with Pastors Danny Moore and Max Carmichael officiating.
Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery near Lineville.
Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Danny Zaputil, 81, of Centerville, Iowa, died Oct. 7, 2012, at the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospital in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Oct. 16 at St. Marys Catholic Church in Centerville with Fr. Bill Hubmann officiating.
Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Centerville.
A memorial has been established to St. Marys Catholic Church and may be left or mailed to the Lange Funeral Home and Crematory.