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Sellers, Mary Alyce (McGrath) 1924-2012


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Date: 12/25/2017 at 11:41:21

Mary Alyce McGrath Sellers

Birth: Apr. 27, 1924
Lucas County Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 2012
Chariton Lucas County Iowa, USA

Wife of Harris Jay "Harris" Sellers. Daughter of William Edmund McGrath and Mary Veronica "Vera" Luttrell

Mary Alyce (McGrath) Sellers, daughter of William Edmund and Mary Veronica (Luttrell) McGrath, was born April 27, 1924 in Washington Township, Lucas County, Iowa. She passed from this life September 11, 2012 at the Lucas County Health Center in Chariton, Iowa at the age of 88 years.

Mary Alyce attended the Greenville Country School and graduated from Chariton High School in 1940. She was employed from 1941 to 1948 as a secretary in the office of the Farmer's Home Administration.

She was united in marriage to Harris Jay Sellers on June 12, 1948 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chariton, Iowa. To this union three sons were born, William Edward, who died at birth, Harris Joseph, and Thomas Gerard.

Mary Alyce was active in many community organizations: Lucas County Farm Bureau Women's Chairman and served on the 1967 Farm Bureau Women's State Program Committee, President of the Chariton Women's Club and Director and Board Member of Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs. Mary Alyce also served on the Lucas County Extension Council and served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Lucas County 4-H Achievement Show for several years.

She was active in school activities and she was the PTA President of Van Allen School and Chariton PTA Council. Mary Alyce served as a lector at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chariton for many years and on the Parish Council for 3 years. In 2001, Mary Alyce was inducted into the Lucas County Farm Bureau AG Hall of Fame.

Mary Alyce is survived by sons, Tom Sellers and Joe (Cindy) Sellers of Chariton; step-granddaughter, Katie Fiala of Des Moines; sister, Margaret Scieszinski of Des Moines; three nieces, Anne Keen, of O'Fallon, Mo., Jane and Teresa Scienszinski of Windsor Heights; two nephews, John Sellers of Corydon and Patrick Sellers of Orem, Utah; two sisters-in-law, Carrie Jonach and Clara Miner of Sugar City, Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and an infant son.

Her final resting place will be beside her husband and parents in the Calvary Cemetery in Chariton.

Obituary courtesy of Fielding Funeral Home

Family links:
William Edmund McGrath (1896 - 1972)
Mary Veronica Luttrell McGrath (1900 - 1981)

Harris Jay Sellers (1919 - 1997)

William Edward Sellers (1951 - 1951)*

*Calculated relationship

Calvary Catholic Cemetery Lucas County Ia, USA

Created by: Skip
Record added: Sep 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96884959 ~ Find A Grave.


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