Elsie Christine Sell

Elsie Christine Sell
Elsie Christine (Whittenberg) Sell, 100, of Walnut Grove, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
Sell, the daughter of John Peter and Alice Amy (Hawley) Whittenberg, was born in Walnut Grove, Jan. 22, 1920. On Dec. 31, 1941, Elsie and Lawrence Sell were united in marriage in the home of W. E. Dowell. They shared over 56 years together, before Lawrence (Sammy) passed in 1998.
Sell went to school at Persimmon Grove School, Eagle School and Willard High School, where she graduated in 1939. She was a devoted farm wife, loving mother, and homemaker. She was the oldest member of Rose Hill Baptist Church, where she accepted the Lord, and attended from childhood.    
Sell is survived by her children, Linda Voris and husband Bob of Walnut Grove, and Mary Frances Snider and husband Jim of Fair Grove, son-in-law Cecil Hills of Hollister, seven grandchildren;  two step grandchildren;  10 great-grandchildren;  four step great-grandchildren;  sister-in-law Dorothy Whittenberg of Soldotna, Alaska; numerous nephews and nieces, other family and friends.
Sell was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence; daughter Barbara Canaday Hills, brothers William Whittenberg and wife Olive, Harvey Whittenberg, and Milford Whittenberg and wife Helen, and sisters Ruth Williams and husband Kenneth and Lettie Anderson and husband Kenneth.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions Sell lied in state at Rose Hill Baptist Church, Willard, Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A private family funeral service was at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Rose Hill Baptist Church.  Graveside services followed the funeral at approximately 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery, 9903 N State Highway Z, Willard.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Sell’s name to Rose Hill Baptist Church or Preferred Hospice, Ozark MO, and may be left at or mailed to the Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home, PO Box 217, Ash Grove, MO 65604.


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