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SHELLER, Arlene 1915-1985


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:06

Services For Mrs. Sheller Held Friday

A private committal service for Mrs. Charles (Arlene) Sheller was held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Sheller Cemetery, rural Eldora, followed by a memorial service at the Ivester Church of the Brethren at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Pastor Raymon Eller officiated. Organist was Mrs. Clarice Kruschwitz. A memorial fund has been established.

Mrs. Sheller, 70, died Tuesday evening, March 26, at Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad, where she had resided for seven weeks.

She was born March 13, 1915, at Froid, Montana, the daughter of Chalmer and Iva Emma Sharp Barley. She moved with her parents from Montana to northern Minnesota when she was a young girl.

Arlene was graduated from Bemidji, MN, High School and attended Bemidji Teachers College for two years, after which she taught in rural northern Minnesota schools. She earned her BS degree from McPherson, KS, College in 1940.

In the fall of 1940 she taught fifth and sixth grades at the Whitten school prior to her marriage to Charles Sheller near Fredericksburg on June 21, 1942. She later served as a substitute teacher at Eldora and other area schools.

Mrs. Sheller resided with her husband on the family farm in Melrose township from 1942 until she entered the Conrad nursing home.

Arlene was for many years, until her final illness, the Ivester area news correspondent for The Grundy Register, and enjoyed corresponding by letter, writing several letters daily.

She participated in the Social Concern for Prisoners by actively writing to many prisoners.

Mrs. Sheller was a member of the Ivester Church of the Brethren, rural Grundy Center.

She is survived by her husband, Charles; two sons, Keith Sheller, rural Eldora, and Daniel R. Sheller, Cedar Rapids; one sister, Myrtle Ward, Sebring, FL; one brother, Delbert Barley of France; and two granddaughters.

Preceding her in death were her parents, one son, and one brother.

Johnston Funeral Home of Conrad was in charge of arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 April 1985, pg 30


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