Tom T. Sellman, 68, LaHarpe, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, at his home.
He was born Nov. 24, 1944, at LaHarpe, the son of Ferd and Nina (Head) Sellman. He graduated from LaHarpe High School in 1964.
Tom was drafted into the Army but was injured during training. During his recovery he was exposed to greyhound racing at Mile High Greyhound Park in Denver, Colo. He then fell in love with the sport making it his lifelong career. He was the owner/operator of the successful Sellman Greyhound Racing Kennels until his retirement.
Tom married Jenny Wells on Nov. 30, 1968, in Lawrence, and they had three daughters, Buffy, Robin and Kelly. They made their home in Abilene and McLouth before retiring to LaHarpe. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and talented gardener. He enjoyed any hobby that allowed him to be outdoors, especially with dogs.
Because he lost his parents at a young age he tried to provide guidance and instill work ethics in his children and other children he met.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Jenny Sellman; three daughters, Buffy Sellman and partner Dan Prock, Olathe, Robin Sellman and Kelly Snapp and husband Jon, all of Lawrence; one brother, Eugene Sellman, Springfield, Mo., and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by siblings Warren Sellman, Ernest “Bud” Sellman, Opal Norvell-Zornes, Dewey Norvell, Elmer Norvell and Jackie Jo Sellman.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Monday at LaHarpe Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Allen County Hospice and left with Waugh-Yokum and Friskel.
Online condolences may be left at www.iola-funeral.com.
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