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Obituary – Bessie I. Sellars

Bessie Irene Sellars, 86, of Licking, passed away June 30, 2023. Bessie was born on February 10, 1937, in Winona, Mo., the daughter of Daniel John Bradshaw and Cora Jane Dennings.

Bessie married James Hamill in 1953. They had five children together. James passed away in 1960. Bessie married Victor Sellars in 1966, one child was born to this union.

Throughout her life, Bessie worked as a waitress, bartender, in a sewing factory, in a TV factory and as a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and spending time with her family.

Bessie is survived by her husband, Victor Sellars, of Licking; children, Patricia Colvard (JB), of Licking, Ethel Mitchell (Eddie), of Goodman, Kimberly Sellars (Kenny), of Licking, and James Hamill, of Goodman; sister, Ethel Hines (John), of Shawnee, Kan.; 19 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, and 12 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Hamill; son, Danny Hamill; parents; and brothers, Lee, Glen, Everett, Herman, Lester, Ray and Elmer.

Services for Bessie were held on Monday, July 3, 2023, at Fox Funeral Home. A visitation was held from 2 – 3 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 3 p.m. with Pastor Richard Franz officiating. Interment followed at Boone Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bessie’s name may be made to the Gideons. Arrangements entrusted to Fox Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

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