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Eleanor Marie Schell


Last updated 4/5/2018 at Noon

Eleanor Marie Schell daughter of Henry and Katherine (Kammerzel) Melcher was born July 3, 1918 at Schrag.

She went to county grade school and worked on the farm with her brother and sister doing chores and cooking.

Eleanor married Carl John Schell August 29, 1937 at Menno Lutheran Church.

They farmed west of Ritzville for a number of years and then moved east of Ritzville where they purchased a farm in 1953 and farmed until Carl retired in 1972. Their son Jerry and his wife Nancy took over the operation of the family farm.

She loved gardening, doing hobbies, bowling, and fishing. Most...

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