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Plains Obits 8-17-13

Marion J. Sellers

Marion J. Sellers, 86, of Wellfleet, Neb., passed away August 12, 2013 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

She was born December 21, 1926 in Lewellen, Neb., to Irvin and Stefina (Policky) Biehl.

Marion lived near North Platte all her early life, graduating from North Platte High School in 1944 with a teaching certificate. She moved to Wellfleet to teach school in 1945 at the age of 18.

On March 23, 1946 she married Harrison W. Sellers. To this union five children were born, Charlene, Douglas, Donald, Norma and Marlene.

Marion was baptized on Easter Sunday 1956 and joined the Wellfleet Methodist Church in 1963. She was active in the church and United Methodist Women.

Her life revolved around her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren’s activities.

Survivors include her children, Charlene (Dean) Fichtner of Maywood, Neb., Douglas (Debra) Sellers of Wellfleet, Neb., and Norma (Dwight) Pinkerton of North Platte, Neb.; daughter-in-law, Margaret Ann (Marty) Pullen of North Platte, Neb.; grandchildren, Dawn (Andy) Miller of Wellfleet, Neb., Kim (Eric) Ryan, Dana (Les) Reinke and Brandon Sellers all of North Platte, Neb., Abby (Chris) Clark of Lincoln, Neb., Tina (Chad) Stewart of Maywood, Ryan (Krista) Sellers of North Platte, Neb., Darren (Amy) Sellers of Wellfleet, Neb., Dallas Fichner of Lincoln, Neb., and Riley (Katie) Pinkerton of North Platte, Neb.; great-grandchildren, Jhett, Rauri, Tyler, Tucker, Braden, Jaylee, Kaylee, Molly, Claire and Britni; sister, Dolores Huffman of Tryon, Neb.; sisters-in-law, Esther, Devona, and Shirley Sellers; brother-in-law, Orval Coykendall; aunt, Helen Policky; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harrison; son, Donald Marion; daughter, Marlene Jo; father and mother-in-law, Leo and Pearl Sellers; sisters-in-law, Donna Coykendall, Vera Sellers and Lois Hall; and brothers-in-law, Clayton Huffman, Vernon Sellers, Lawrence Sellers, Erceil Sellers, Stanley Sellers and Loren Hall.

Services were held August 15, 2013 at the Wellfleet Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Wellfleet Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Wellfleet United Methodist Church, the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.

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Elaine R. Henrichson

Elaine R. Henrichson, 83, of Omaha, Neb., passed away August 10, 2013.

Elaine was born September 1, 1930 to LeRoy and Ruth Johnson at home on a farm in Mead, Neb.

She attended Alma Lutheran Church where she was baptized, confirmed and married.

She graduated from Mead High School in 1947.

Elaine was the first woman school bus driver in the state of Nebraska. She was a single mom who worked hard all her life. After working various cooking and service jobs she retired from Mahoney State Park in 1992. In 1979 Elaine moved to Horseshoe Lake in Ashland to the cabin she built and lived in for 30 years. She spent her final years living in Gretna before recently living at Waterford in Omaha.

Elaine was a truly remarkable woman with inner strength and a capacity to enjoy the special times in life.

She is survived by Daughters Ruth Kennedy, Darlene (Randy) Glazebrook, Grandchildren Brady (Danyel) Glazebrook, Ryan (Jaimee) Glazebrook, Jeni (Josh) Hanson, Todd (Becky) Kennedy, Great Grandchildren Matt, Ryley, Sophie, Turner, Lincoln, Zander, Trever, Skyler, Brothers Dale (Dorothy) Johnson, Eldon (Beverly) Johnson, Brother-in-law Ed Morris, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Preceded in death by Parents LeRoy and Ruth Johnson, Sister Lila Morris, Niece Jolene Johnson.

Services were held August 16, 2013 at Alma Lutheran Church in Mead, Neb. Interment followed at Alma Lutheran Cemetery. ❖

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