Margaret Alein Schellack 1915 - 2011 Lawrence
Funeral services for Margaret Alein Coffman Schellack, 95, Lawrence will be at 2 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.
Mrs. Schellack died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born Nov. 15, 1915, in LeLoup, the daughter of Charles W. and Zennobia “Zennie” Seyler Coffman. She grew up in the Pleasant Valley community attending Pleasant Valley and Wellsville schools.
Mrs. Schellack and her husband lived on a farm outside of Eudora, growing melons as well as farm crops. During and after World War II, she was an inspector for Sunflower Ordnance. During the early 1960s, Mrs. Schellack went to Cosmetology School in Topeka. She operated a beauty shop out of her home for several years. When her husband became ill, she became his caregiver. After he died, she remained on the farm until June 2009. She moved to Bridge Haven Home, where she lived until she died.
She married Robert V. Schellack on May 6, 1934, at the Methodist Church in Wellsville. He preceded her in death on April 5, 2000.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Etta, Eva, Mildred and Josephine; and two brothers, Kenneth and Lester.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Friends may call an hour prior to the service time today at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to Pleasant Valley Community, sent in care of Jeanine Coffman-Berrier P.O. Box 832, Wellsville, KS 66092.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.