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Lila Jean (McKee) Sell

Graveside Services:
Friday, June 1, 2018
10:00 AM
Glenwood Cemetery
1105 N. Locust Street
Glenwood, Iowa 51534

Lila Jean (McKee) Sell, 96 of Glenwood, Iowa passed away at her home on May 29, 2018. She was born on October 9, 1921 in Barnard, Missouri to Edward H. and Golda Gertrude (Moberly) McKee. Following high school, she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse and served her country in the Army during WWII. Jean worked at Jennie Edmundson Hospital and later did home health care. She was united in marriage to Robert Glen Sell on March 31, 1948 in Glenwood, Iowa. To this marriage four children were born, Michelle, Pamela, David and Janene.

The family were raised on a farm near Mineola. She enjoyed cooking and taking care of her children. Jean enjoyed playing bridge and reading. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, as well as UMW, where she assisted with the prayer chain. Jean was a member of VFW and Friends of the Library. Jean was a caring and compassionate person who graced the lives of those she touched.

Preceding Jean in passing were her parents, husband, grandson, Curtis Lee Williams, sister, Yvonne Rooney and brother, E.H. McKee.

Survivors include her children, Michelle Ostrander of Glenwood, Iowa; Pamela Williams of Columbiana, Alabama; David (Catherine) Sell of Hutchinson, Kansas; Janene Prose of Oregon, Illinois; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert McKee of Bellevue, Nebraska; nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many friends.

1 Condolence

  • Candy Kennedy Boucher Posted June 1, 2018 1:37 pm

    Dear Michelle, Pam, David and Janene, I am so sorry that I wasn’t able to be present with you this morning as you laid your Mom to rest. Know that I was in prayer with you and for you all morning, as first Friday is the day I go to the nursing home to visit and play for a worship service there. But, I wanted to so much to be with you – because family is a strength at these times. Please be assured of my continued support – long distance – as you begin this part of your life without your Mom’s presence. She was a beautiful, caring and helpful lady. May God give her the rest she deserves and a happy reunion with her love in heaven.

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