Alice "Allie" Rose Meskill Sellers, 85, Phillips, passed away at
her home on Sunday, July 20, 2014, while under the care of her family.
She was born on November 26, 1928, the daughter of Bert and Lena (Zapfe)
Meskill. Her 65 year marriage to Pastor Terry Sellers began in Crown
Point, Indiana, on May 14, 1949. The couple raised their family in
Prairie du Chien, WI, but Alice's longing to be "back home in Phillips"
brought the couple back to their hometown where they have resided for
the past 36 years. Upon returning to Phillips Alice and Terry founded
the Full Gospel Lighthouse Church (now the Word of Life Family Church)
and the Phillips Christian Academy. She was employed by Marquip in
Phillips for over 18 years.
Alice was a wonderful seamstress, sewing clothing for her growing
family, and later in life made wedding and bridesmaid dresses for
family. She also loved gardening, fishing, cooking and baking for her
family. She maintained a strong work ethic outside the home, working
until retirement at the age of 71.
She was a faithful wife to her loving husband, Terry; a devoted,
prayerful mother to her seven children, Patsy (Rob) Norton, Conover, NC,
Terry (Jeff) Hutchins, Altoona, WI, Sandy (Mike) Prusinski, Rice Lake,
WI, Kelly (Rita) Sellers, Cumberland, WI, Cheryl (Scott) Schmidt, Osseo,
WI, Rocky (Jodie) Sellers, Cedar Rapids, IA, and Tammy (Rick) Lee,
Holmen, WI; to 31 grandchildren, and 41 great grandchildren. She is
preceded in death by her parents; by one sister, Grace Holder; and by
four brothers, Bert, Harold, Kenny, and Dale Meskill; and by her infant
son, Kelly Lyle. A life of unwavering faith in Jesus Christ is the
legacy she leaves behind. She was loved and will be dearly missed by
family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 26,
at the Word of Life Family Church with Pastor Jason Bridge officiating.
Interment will be in the Emery Cemetery in the Town of Emery. Friends
may call at the church on Saturday from9:00 A.M. until the time of
services. View the online obituary and sign the guestbook at www.heindlfuneralhome.com.