Betty J. Sell, 78

January 08, 2011

JAN. 21, 1932-JAN. 7, 2011    

WALKERSVILLE, Md. Mrs. Betty J. Sell, 78, of Walkersville, Md., passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Edward G. Sell, who died Sept. 15, 2002. They had been married 53 years.

Born Jan. 21, 1932, in Carroll County, Md., she was the daughter of the late J. William and Hazel B. Stambaugh.

She was a longtime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, formerly serving on the council, was a Luther League adviser and choir member.

She was a 1949 graduate of Elmer Wolfe High School in Union Bridge, Md. In the 60's and 70's, she was employed by the Frederick County (Md.) Board of Education, and was a secretary at both the elementary and high schools in Walkersville. Mrs. Sell was a "people person" — enjoyed sharing food from her kitchen, and good will and encouragement from her heart.

She is survived by her son, Edward G. Sell II of Frederick; her daughter, S. Diane Fauble and husband, Arthur, of Walkersville; granddaughter, Lauren N. Barrett and husband, Gary, of Brunswick, Md.; stepgreat-grandsons, Gary Barrett and Joshua Barrett, both of Walkersville, a brother, Larry W. Stambaugh and wife, Shelbe, of Keymar, Md.; sisters, Janet A. Keyton and husband, Ronald, of Hagerstown, and Judith A. Speak and husband, Kevin, of Taneytown, Md.; and a number of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Linda L. Gist and Patsy M. Buckingham.

There will be no visitation and interment will be private.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service Saturday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Walkersville. Mrs. Sell's pastor, the Rev. Mark L. Foucart, will officiate.

Please omit flowers. Those desiring may direct memorials to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 19 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD 21793.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Stauffer Funeral Home, Walkersville.

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