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Marion Eleanor Seelye

Jan. 19, 1895 – Aug. 5, 1988

Marion Eleanor Seelye, the daughter of Alfred Barnes and Jennie Taylor Seelye, was born Jan. 19, 1895, in Abilene, the elder of two daughters. She departed this life in the Abilene Memorial Hospital on Aug. 5, 1988, having attained the age of 93 years, six months and 16 days.

A lifelong resident of Abilene, she attended the Abilene schools and was graduated from Abilene High School with the class of 1914. She attended the University of Kansas.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Abilene, 68 year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, served as a Kansas State Regent, of the DAR, as National Vice President of the DAR, served as the first secretary of the Dickinson County Historical Society and had served as the secretary of the National Organization of the Seelye Genealogical Society.

A kind and friendly woman, she was an accomplished musician having studied piano under Dr. Boguslawski. Besides music, she loved flowers and gardening, cooking and sewing and answering the many questions from the people touring her home.

Surviving are one sister, Helen Seelye of Abilene, and two grandsons, Terry and Jerry Tietjens of Abilene; and several other relatives.

Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 8, 1988, at 10:30 a.m, at the Seelye residence with the Rev. Robert Frasier officiating. Music was furnished by Ruth Hagstrand at the piano, and Dr. Steven Henry on the viola. Burial was in the Abilene Cemetery with Derald Kauffman, Lee Horst, Al Jones, Virgil Wenger, Eugene Howard and Sidney Hammond serving as casketbearers. The Martin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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