Nancy Sellers

April 13, 1933 ‒ April 21, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Nancy L. Sellers, age 87, of Mount Vernon passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Mount Vernon Health and Rehabilitation.

Nancy was born to Fernand (Dutch) and Billie Lannoy on April 13, 1933. A graduate of Mount Vernon High School, Nancy spent her entire life in Mt. Vernon, and on April 4, 1954 married Joseph W. Sellers Jr., also of Mt. Vernon.

In her early years, Nancy bowled in several local bowling leagues, and worked hard at being a wife and mother.  After her father’s death, Nancy helped manage their family business. She also worked at Lenki Brothers Cabinet Shop and the Cougar Den on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Most weekends you could find Nancy camping at Wahlers’ Campground on East Harbor in Marblehead, Ohio. Fishing was one of Nancy’s favorite pastimes, and she spent many weekends with her husband and mother fishing on Lake Erie. Upon retirement, Joe and Nancy spent countless hours with their grandchildren, and Knox Lake became a favorite fishing spot.

Nancy will be remembered for her many opinions, quick wit and dry sense of humor. One of her favorite sayings was “If you don’t like my peaches, don’t shake my tree.” Another of her favorite sayings was often delivered to an unannounced visitor: “You better ring the phone before you knock on my door.”  One need only mention Nancy’s grandchildren to see her softer side.  They were her pride and joy.

Nancy was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon and attended New Life Community Church in Fredericktown. She was also a long-time member of the Mount Vernon Colonial City Moose Lodge #2555.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.  She is survived by her sister, Lynda (Joe) Bell, daughters Mary Beth (Mark Wilson) Fischer and Janet (Herman) Tice, her son Joe (Zo) Sellers, grandchildren Rachel Fischer, Leigh (Josh) Shank and Mitch Sellers, Walker and Campbell (Elaine Caw) Tice, great-granddaughter, Riley Shank, nephew Jay (Monica) Bell, and a great-niece, Molly Bell.

In keeping with Nancy’s wishes, the family will observe a private graveside service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice, 112 Harcourt Road, Suite 3, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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  • We are so very sorry to hear about Nancy. She will be missed greatly by many.
    We will always remember her for her wit and humor. She was “one of a kind”.

    Andy and Mary Lonzo

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time…. God Bless!!!

    Chuck and Pam McNeil

  • I am so blessed to have known Nancy. It’s been such a long time, she worked with my mom (Lois Hunter) at Lenki’s way back when. I remember visiting at your home and oh the hand me down clothes, I was really sporting those bell bottoms. Mary Beth,I still have your clarinet too. Our paths crossed again when Mitch and my daughter played baseball together. Your mom remembered me and I loved he wit and sarcasm. She was so much fun to be around. I am so sorry for your loss. Six foot hugs and prayers.

  • Mary Beth and family ,,so sorry for your loss. I have known Nancy many years. Having been her hairstylist I have seen the many sides of her personality over the years. She was a very unique lady. She will be remembered by many and missed by all. God bless and comfort you in this time.

  • Joe, Zo, Mitch, Leigh and Mary Beth we are sorry for the loss of Mimi Nancy. She was one of a kind and I loved having conversations with her. She always made me laugh and smile. I will never forget at Leigh’s graduation party she kept feeding my grandson more cupcakes and she would just look and me and give that grin. That is just how Nancy rolled.

  • It was a disappointment that I couldn’t stop and see Nancy for her birthday last week if I hadn’t had my nose buried in a book I could’ve at least sent her a card. Nancy and Joe were 2 of Harmons friends that I truly enjoyed. If I called her the old bat when I saw her she told me she was old enough. I loved her wit she didn’t cut no slack. Harm and I know you all were loved greatly but she’s back to giving Joe the devil so she’s happy. Rita and Harmon Gaddis

  • Dear Lynda and Joe, Joe and Zo, and Families, Sending you all, our deepest sympathy for the loss of Nancy. A “bright light” has been snuffed out with the loss of such a vibrant gal. I can remember her being such a fun person in high school, so I am sure she is bringing that joy to all she will meet in Heaven. Please know that you have friends, neighbors, and classmates thinking about you all and sharing in your sorrow Sincerely, Susan (Nash) and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • We remember Nancy from camping at Wahlers’ Campground on East Harbor in Marblehead, Ohio. Every Friday after Dean got off work at Kokosing we would head up there and my Uncle Carrold McGugin, cousins Joan Body, Alma Cocherham, and many friends like your family were there. There were many good times, fishing, water skiing, Uncle Carrolds soup over the fire, etc. Didn’t even matter that we had to carry our water and go to an out door johnny. Those times along with many of the people are truly missed.

  • Joe and Zo,
    Sending condolences for the loss of your mother. I know she made your lives
    better just because she was a part of it. Praying for you in your loss.

    Janenne Burgett

  • Joe, Janet and Mary Beth
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Sorry to hear the news about Nancy .I would always stop in for a visit when i was back in Mt.Vernon,Ohio.