Martha Anna Sellers of Cuba, Missouri was born Thursday, May 3, 1934 at Charlotte, North Carolina to Leo and Martha Ellen (nee Rountree) Winkels and passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 at the age of 85 years.
Martha married Ralph S. Sellers on May 3, 1958 at Chokio, Minnesota.
Martha graduated from St. Theresa College, Winona, Minnesota and she earned a doctorate in chemistry from Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. Martha retired from Northern Virginia Community College, as a professor, after 25 years of teaching chemistry.
In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Gone with the Wind and 1776. She was an avid fan of baseball, especially the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox. In her younger years, camping at the Grand Teton National Park and traveling were some of her favorite things to do.
She was an excellent cook, talented teacher, fan of folk music and she loved her dogs “Boo” and “Roo.”
She was preceded by her parents, Leo and Martha Ellen Winkels; husband, Ralph Sellers; grandson, Daniel Sellers; two brothers, Leo and John Winkels; sisters-in-law, Mary Lee Brennan and Elizabeth Adcock; and brother-in-law, Richard Sellers.
She is survived by her children, Ralph B. and wife Sabra Sellers, William Sellers, and Martha Ellen Sellers, all of Cuba, Missouri; four grandchildren, Alex Sellers and fianceé Claudia Garcia of Cuba, Missouri, Sabra Ellen Sellers and companion John Hackett of Ellisville, Missouri, Sylvia Sellers of Ellisville, Missouri and Grace Sellers of Cuba, Missouri; one great grandson, Seamus Hackett of Ellisville, Missouri; brother, Charles Nicholas and wife Evelyn Winkels of Springfield, Virginia; brother-in-law, Donald and wife Loretta Sellers of Cuba, Missouri; sister-in-law, Patricia Jane Sellers of Raleigh, North Carolina; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Celebration of Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Cuba, Missouri with Father Paul Clark as celebrant.
Interment and prayers will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.