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Mary Madeleine Sell
November 30, 1923 - May 25, 2010

Mary Madeleine Sell, 86 died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters in Oelwein, after a short illness.

Mary Madeleine was born November 30, 1923 in France the daughter of John H. and Eugenie Marie (Capdeville) Sell.  Her family moved to Oelwein, Iowa in 1927.  She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1941.  Mary Madeleine worked for the Chicago Great Western Railway (later Chicago and Northwestern) for 43 years, retiring in 1985.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Rosary Society.

Survivors include many cousins and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Harvey Gifford.

A memorial fund has been established in her name.

Services:  Services were held Tuesday – June 1, 2010 at Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein, Iowa with Father Harry Koelker officiating.  Burial is at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein.


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