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Friday, January 20, 2012

Harry Leland Sellers, 84, of Fort Scott, passed away early Wednesday morning Jan. 18, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

He was born July 3, 1927, in Centerville, Kan., the son of Paul Laverne and Alberta (Downey) Sellers.

He married Betty Faye Flora June 12, 1948, in Fort Scott. She preceded him in death July 8, 1986. He married Priscilla Isaac May 16, 1992, in Fort Scott, and she survives of the home.

Harry graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1945 and served in the U.S. Army during WWII from September of 1945 until November of 1946.

He worked for the Western Insurance Companies for 40 years until his retirement in 1987.

He was a step-on guide for several years for bus tours of Fort Scott and Fort Scott National Historic Site and was a weekend disc jockey for KMDO as "Happy Harry." He was also well known for his pantomime of Phil Harris.

In addition to his wife Priscilla, Harry is survived by his daughters, Linda Sellers Roesler and David of Pearl City, Hawaii, and Janice Elaine Malan and Steven of Pittsburg, Kan.; a step-son, Jeffrey M. Todd and Jacquie of Shawnee, Kan., step-daughter, Liesl A. Todd, also of Shawnee; a brother, Garland Sellers and Norma of Fort Scott, sister-in-law Miriam Tennant and Forest Jr. of West Covina, Calif.; brother-in-law Galen Isaac and Shirley, brother-in-law Eldon Isaac and Joan, both of Fort Scott; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Malan, Denise Malan, Beau Malan, Reid Shigemura, Meredith Todd, Jake Todd, Joe Todd, Julia Todd and Marley Miller; and four great-grandchildren, Blake Packard, Aiyana Losh, Sasha Shigemura and Elliot Shigemura.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Betty, a brother, Ronald Sellers, and a grandson, Sammy Todd.

Rev. Phil Wilson will conduct funeral services 1:30 p.m. at the First Church of God, Fort Scott, Friday, Jan. 20, with burial following at the Fort Scott National Cemetery under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by Olson-Frary-Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Timmons Chapel Scholarship Fund and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701. Condolences may be emailed to express-ions@konantz-cheney.com.