Velma A. Sellers, 90, of Champaign passed away at 12:42 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital.
Velma was born on November 26, 1929 in Peoria Illinois to parents Howard and Madge (Clark) Johnson. She graduated from Old Manual High School in Peoria in 1948. Velma married her husband Gary Sellers on June 15, 1952 in Peoria. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Peoria, a member of the Red Hats in Champaign and a member of the Home and Community Education group in Champaign. During her career she worked at the Keystone Steel and Wire for many years where she placed the shipping labels on every shipment. Her husband served bravely in the Korean War where he was wounded several times. While recovering from his injuries, he was given the task of unloading incoming shipments. He noticed while working that these packages were from Keystone Steel and Wire with the labels made by his wife Velma!
Velma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gary Sellers and her sister Charlene Barnewolt.
Survivors include her son Greg Sellers (Ellen Holy) of Champaign; her daughter Linn (Merrill) Kaney of Tennessee; her grandchildren Graham (Kelly) Sellers, Tyler Sellers, Aubrey (Christopher) Kaney, and Jason (Sara) Kaney; and her great grandchildren Olivia Sellers and Morgan Sellers.
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