Robert Lee Sellmeyer, 64, of Slater, died suddenly Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Boone Hospital Center, in Columbia.
A funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Slater, with Father Joseph Shetler officiating. Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday evening at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery near Gilliam, with Bill Horgan, Rich Mohs, Ross Page, Bill Jackson, Gabe Ramsey and Ben Gallup serving as Pallbearers. Memorials are suggested to All Saints Cemetery or Akeman-McBurney Slater Medical Clinic or Missouri Conservationist in care of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home, 112 Market St. Glasgow, Mo. 65254.
Born Nov. 13, 1946, in Marshall, he was the son of the late Jerome and Loretta Hagedorn Sellmeyer. On May 31, 1975, he married Lois Barnett, who survives of the home. He was a 1964 graduate of Slater High School and continued his education at the University of Missouri completing his bachelor's degree in animal husbandry and a master's degree in education. Bob taught agriculture and was the FFA Advisor for 30 years in Brunswick, Malta Bend and Marshall High Schools. He retired in July of 2001. Bob was an active volunteer as the Beef Supertendant at the Missouri State Fair for a number of years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, FFA, FarmHouse Fraternity, Boy Scouts of America and was an Eagle Scout.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Clay Sellmeyer and his wife, Katie, of Ashland, Ill; one daughter, Julie O'Neill and her husband, Brian, of Omaha, Neb.; four grandchildren, Grace and Sam O'Neill and Ben and John Sellmeyer; one sister, Linda Page of Slater; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth and
Juanita and one brother, Charles.
Additional information provided per family recompense.