Frances T. “Tommie” Sellers, 88, of Carlisle, died on Friday,
December 25, 2015 in the Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home, Carlisle. She was born on February 25, 1927 in Lyndhurst,
NJ, and was a daughter of the late George and Paula (Leyden) Thompson. She was the widow of LTC (Ret) Cloyd
W. Sellers, USAF, who died Jan. 15, 2003.
Frances graduated from high school in Lyndhurst, and studied for several
years at Penn State University where she met her husband. She later went back to school and received both
a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Maryland. She worked
for the Prince Georges County Maryland School system. After relocating to Carlisle, she worked for the
Carlisle Area School District for many years as head of Library and Media Services until she retired. Frances
was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, Carlisle and the Carlisle Garden Club. She was an avid Penn
State football fan and held season tickets and continued to support the team with her attendance into her 87th year.
She is survived
by three sons; C. David (wife, Beth) Sellers of Laurel, MD, Robert A. Sellers of Woodbridge, VA and Douglas W. Sellers of
Alexandria, VA, four grandsons; William, Andrew, Robert Jr. and Matthew Sellers and one nephew, Charles Sidletsky of Gouverneur,
NY. She was predeceased by one sister, Paula “Dolly” Sidletsky.
will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. in the Second Presbyterian Church,
528 Garland Dr., Carlisle, with Rev. Jeff Gibelius and Rev. Jennifer McKenna officiating. Burial at Arlington
National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of
the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carlisle Garden Club or Second Presbyterian
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Frances was a lovely lady. I will miss her I was a caretaker for her for 2 yrs. My prayers
are with the family at this time.
a good women. I learned a lot from her when I worked in the library. She'll be sadly missed
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