Leo Milton Sellers, 93, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Chariton Specialty Care, located in Chariton, Iowa. Leo was born on April 20, 1924 to Ray and Grace Sellers at their home in Russell, Iowa. He grew up in Russell and graduated from the Russell High School.
He married Dorothy Shrader on December 25, 1943 in Princeton Missouri. They had two daughters, Linda Lea and Sandra Kay, who passed away at three days old. Leo worked for Lucas County on the bridge crew for a few years. At that point in their lives, they lived in Williamson, Iowa. They later moved to Russell to begin farming. Leo loved farming and was the first one there when a neighbor needed a helping hand. He later worked part-time, for the City of Russell.
Leo and Dorothy enjoyed working on the farm together. In their relaxing time, they liked to play cards, square dance, camping, and listen to country music. Besides farming, Leo’s hobby was horses. He always had some on the farm to ride. In his younger years, he trained and broke horses to ride. He was lucky to have only one broken shoulder, when a lively stallion decided he was the most stubborn and Leo found himself on the ground.
Leo was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, of 72 years; his infant daughter, Sandra Kay; his parents, Ray and Grace Sellers; his twin brother, Cleo Sellers; his brothers, Carl and Clell Sellers, and his sister, Thelma McKray.
Leo is survived by his daughter, Linda (Jack) Christensen of Chariton, Iowa; two grandchildren, Stacie (Kyle) Hardin of Chariton, Iowa and Chad (D.J.) Christensen of Afton, Iowa; five great grandchildren, T.J. (Mackinzie Welch) Hardin, Dustin (Jessica Love) Hardin, Brett Hardin, Slade Christensen and Cassie Christensen; two great great grandsons, Kasen and Khyler Hardin; brother-in-law, Ted Shrader; sister-in-laws, Helen Shrader of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Barb Steinbach, Jan Shrader, and Irene Vincent, all from Chariton, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and close family friends.