Josie Mae Sellens, 94, of Russell, and Bunker Hill, Kansas, died on Monday, July 11, 2016, at the Golden Living Center in Wilson, Kansas.

Josie was born on January 21, 1922, in Beaver, Kansas, the daughter of Rudolph and Laura (Frederick) Wehrli.  She grew up in Bunker Hill and graduated from Bunker Hill High School in 1940.  She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Charles F. Sellens on June 15, 1940, in Ellsworth, Kansas.  From this union Josie and Charles were blessed to raise 5 children, Charles, Carol, John, Beverly and Janice.  She worked hard as a homemaker, taking care of her husband and raising their children.  She was a longtime member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Russell and was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. 

She is survived by her children, son Charles Sellens and wife Paula of Dodge City, Kansas; daughter Carol Hulse and son John Sellens both of McPherson;  brother John Wehrli and wife Gerri of Stockton;  15 grandchildren,  22 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles on March 09, 1989, daughter Beverly Sellens, daughter Janice Nuss and infant daughter Mary and infant son Stewart.

A celebration of Josie's life will be held at 1 P.M. on Monday, July 18, 2016, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell with Pastor Michael Eurit officiating.  Burial will follow at the Bunker Hill Cemetery in Bunker Hill, Kansas.  Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to service time on Monday, July 18th.  Memorials may be given to the Otterbein United Methodist Church or Unit 47, American Legion Auxiliary.  Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.


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