Eiffel Laurene Seley (born White)

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Gender: Female

Date of Birth: July 18, 1919

Date of Death: December 7, 2010

Birth Place: Thayer, IA

Death Place: Mitchellville, IA

Laurene Seley

Publication July 18, 1919 — Dec. 7, 2010

MITCHELLVILLE — Laurene Seley, 91, of Mitchellville, formerly of Creston, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at the Mitchell Village in Mitchellville.

Eiffel Laurene Seley was born on July 18, 1919, in Thayer, the daughter of Herman S. and Enola Glea (Stropp) White.

Laurene graduated from Thayer High School. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Afton Co-op before her marriage.

She married Cleve Hosier Seley on Jan. 16, 1944, in Afton. He preceded her in death in 2002.

Their marriage was blessed with three daughters, Janet, Judy and Lana. Laurene worked alongside Cleve on their farm all of her married life.

She was a farm wife and a homemaker. She moved to Mitchellville about four years ago.

She was a longtime active member of the Creston United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She also was a member of the Kent Study Club.

Left to cherish Laurene’s memory are her daughters, Janet K. (Charlie) Fife-LaFrenz of Keokuk, Judy (Dennis) McClure of Center Point and Lana (Gary) Parrott of Altoona; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Sodie (Donald) Widener of Creston; sisters-in-law, Betty White of Creston and Eva White of Torrington, Wyo.; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She also was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Lyle and Lowell White.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pearson-Coen-Beaty Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St., Creston, with the Rev. Jim Morris officiating. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the time of the services, with family receiving friends from 1 to 2 p.m.

Burial will be in Spaulding Cemetery, Union County.

Memorials may be directed to Iowa Hospice.

Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com .

Published in the Daily Gate City (Keokuk, IA) – December 9, 2010