Karla J. Sellers

Karla Jo Jessen Sellers, 53, died peacefully of cancer Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Windmill Manor in Coralville.

Visitation was before services at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 7, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton.

Inurnment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton.

Karla was born Sept. 8, 1960, in Creston, the daughter of Carl and Teresa (Loudon) Jessen. She grew up in Vinton and graduated from Vinton with the Class of 1979. She attended Luther College for a year.   

In 1980, she married Wyndham Sellers and they later divorced.  Karla was a stay-at-home mom and enjoyed reading in her spare time.  

She is survived by her two sons, Kenny Sellers of West Des Moines and Mitchel Sellers of Urbandale; one brother, Kevin (Buffy) Jessen of Shellsburg, and one sister, Cindy (Tom) Lynch of Guttenberg.  

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family asks that people donate blood to the American Red Cross as a memorial to Karla.  

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