The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 17, 2013

Mary Elizabeth (Overstreet) Sell

Published 1-17-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Mary Overstreet Sell, 88-year-old Woodward resident, and former Enid resident, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Woodward.

Service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Billings Funeral Home Chapel, Woodward, with Deacon Phil Kenny officiating. A private family burial followed.

Mary Elizabeth (Overstreet) Sell was born Oct. 9, 1924, in New York, N.Y., to Jesse Arthur and Elizabeth (Brady) Overstreet.  

After graduating from high school, Mary went to college and received her bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Mary served as a nurse in the United States Army and was stationed in Italy. She was also a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid, and was administrator of an Enid nursing home.

On Nov. 23, 1956, Mary was united in marriage with Freeman Sell in Clovis, N.M.

Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, her church activities, gardening and reading.

She is survived by niece, Brenda Bennie and husband Robert of Wappinger Falls, N.Y.; niece, Nancy Huffman and husband Ted of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.; nephew, Bud Sell and wife Margaret of Mission, Texas; niece, Ann Sell of Clarendon, Texas; many other great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Freeman Sell in November 2002; sister, Ann Cristello; and brother, Edward Overstreet.

Memorial contributions are to be made to St. Peter Catholic Church with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfu neralhomewoodward.com.

(Submitted by family)