SIKESTON -- Vera Jean Sellers, 88, formerly of Diehlstadt, died Sept. 29, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Center.
Born Aug. 15, 1917, in Pontotoc, Miss., daughter of the late H.W. and Maudie Warren New, she was a member of the Vanduser Church of Christ and a homemaker. She was a school teacher who taught grades one through four in the Lusk Chapel School for two years. She worked for the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston for 18 years and graduated from the Sikeston LPN school in 1968. She worked for two years at St. Mary's Hospital in Cairo, Ill., and two years at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. From 1972 until 1987, she worked as an LPN at Missouri Delta Medical Center and retired at age 70. She then worked from 1988 to 1990 at Charleston Manor Nursing Home.
On May 18, 1935, in Charleston, she married David J. Sellers who preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1997.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Talmadge and Glynn New and two sisters, Elsie Holt and Bessie Carter.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Nancy Sellers of Athens, Ala., one daughter and son-in-law, Davine and Norman Ray Lambert of Sikeston; former daughter-in-law, Joy Shelby of Encino, Calif., 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A number of nieces and nephews and other relatives survive.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday with Dan Richardson, minister of the Vanduser Church of Christ officiating.
Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Charleston.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: Greg Sellers, Derek Sellers, Mark Sellers, Scott Lambert, Eric Lambert, Chris Lambert and Dana Carter. Honorary pallbearers are Jim New and Kenny New.