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Joan “Jody” Sell

Graveside Services:
Saturday, April 7, 2018
11:00 AM
Glenwood Cemetery
1105 N. Locust Street
Glenwood, Iowa 51534

Joan Gaenelle “Jody” Sell, 88 of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Glenwood, Iowa entered into eternal rest on April 4, 2018. She was born on April 11, 1929 to Leon and Irene Burchett in Afton, Iowa. Her Dad worked for the Burlington Railroad and moved the family to Pacific Junction, Iowa in 1937. They moved to Glenwood in 1940 where she attended and graduated from Glenwood High School in 1946.

She was united in marriage to Lyle Sell on October 12, 1947. To this union three children were born, Randy, Suzanne and Larry. She enjoyed raising her family and was a wonderful cook and pie baker. Jody and Lyle were members of the First Congregational U.C.C. in Glenwood.

Preceding Jody in passing were her parents; sister, Betty Burchett and brother Jim Burchett. Survivors include her husband Lyle of Omaha, Nebraska; sons, Randy and wife Heidi Sell of Omaha, Nebraska; Larry Sell of Marshalltown, Iowa; Suzanne and husband Neal Lemonds of Omaha, Nebraska; 9 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; extended relatives and many friends.

Memorials may be directed to First Congregational UCC, Glenwood, Iowa.

11 Condolences

  • Vicki Bird Posted April 5, 2018 10:22 am

    So very very sorry. She was a wonderful sweet lady—but of course you know that

  • Gary & Linda Vinton Posted April 5, 2018 1:38 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss. She was a great lady! Always so friendly and sweet! Hope your memories will get you through this difficult time.

  • Barbara Crouch Posted April 5, 2018 8:56 pm

    I will always remember Jody’s laugh and her sense of humor. Remember chili with beans on choir practice nights? Oh how she’d laugh!

  • Melanie TROUTMAN Posted April 5, 2018 10:42 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all of Jody’s beloved family and host of friends. I always loved going to Suzie’s house and seeing Jody- her home seemed spotless and boy she could cook. May God comfort each of you in all your ways through this new journey.

  • Lonny & Ricki Achenbach Posted April 6, 2018 12:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful lady. It is never easy but the memories will always be there to help through this difficult time.

  • DeAnna Johnson Posted April 6, 2018 2:45 pm

    Keith and I are so sorry for your loss. We are surprised to find this…I was checking for Pat McManigal’s mother’s obituary. Sad times. Prayers for strength your way????????. I am sure there are lots of wonderful memories❣

  • John & Marcia Wright Posted April 6, 2018 3:20 pm

    So very sorry for your loss! I’ll always remember Jody’s sense of humor!

  • Linda Schoening-Jens Posted April 7, 2018 10:01 am

    Dear Lyle, Randy, Susie, Larry & families, I just learned of Jody’s passing today. I am so very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful, sweet, kind lady. I always was so glad to visit with Jody at the Sell family get-togethers. Jody had been through so much, and yet always had such a wonderful outlook on life. She was such warm and loving person. And although she is gone for now, Jody was welcomed by Our Good Lord, and the family that had gone before her. And someday, you will all be together again. My thoughts and prayers are with you, as you go through this difficult time. God Bless each, and everyone of you.

  • Conni and Mike Munson Posted April 9, 2018 12:41 pm

    Today we heard the terrible news of Jody passing. Our payers go out to you. Jody was a lovely sweet lady who we loved to visit with when walking by your home. You and Jody would greet us and Lucy eith wonderful smiles and goid fun talks. God bless.

  • Pam Mayberry Posted April 10, 2018 9:25 am

    Suzie & family, Just heard about your mom 🙁 She was the sweetest lady I had the pleasure of knowing. She always made me feel welcomed in your home. I still remember her EYE ROLL when she saw us pulling out the ironing board to iron your hair!!

  • Dan Sandy Benscoter Detroit Lakes, MN Posted April 21, 2018 1:30 pm

    Our Hearts and Prayers are with the entire Sell Family as Mrs. Jody Sell is now walkig with the Good Lord in the Garden of Heaven.

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