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Adra Eliza Ross Selders
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1884
Wellington
Sumner County
Kansas, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 1965
Jacksonville
Morgan County
Illinois, USA

Adra Eliza Ross was a daughter of Harry Mark Ross and Mary Maude English. She was born in KS where her father was surveying land. Returning to Bloomington, she met and married Thomas Beren/Benjamin Selders and raised a beautiful, healthy family of 7 children who adored her. Adra was "Grammy" to many and a strong, Christian, service-oriented woman. After the death of her beloved Tommy, Adra lived in the old farmhouse on East Oakland Avenue with her widowed father. Later she married Homer Kirchner, but lived with her children who helped care for her physical needs. Grammy had severe strokes that left her paralyzed and bed-bound for years, but she never waivered in her love of Jesus and her family. She was truly an inspiration to many many people.

OBITUARY: Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington IL Monday 22 Nov 1965 pg 29
MRS. ADRA KIRCHNER (with picture)
Mrs. Adra Selders Kirchner, 81, formerly of 5 1/2 Ross Drive, died at 1:50am Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Troyer, at Jacksonville after a lengthy illness.
Her funeral will be at 1:30pm Wednesday at Centennial Christian Church, with the Rev. Robert L. Ashman officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call after 4pm Tuesday at the Metzler Memorial Home.
Mrs. Kirchner was born in Wellington, Kan., a daughter of Harry M. and Maude English Ross. She was married to Thomas B. Selders May 30, 1904, in Bloomington. He died Sept. 8, 1940. She was married to Homer Kirchner Sept. 21, 1950, at San Jose, Calif. Mr. Kirchner died in 1960.
Surviving also are four other daughters, Mrs. David Barr, Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Wallace Calvert, 7 Ross Drive, Mrs. John Mays, Vero Beach, Fla., Mrs. Marshall Crumbaker, Dallas, Tex.; two sons, Ross T. Selders, 6 Ross Drive, Harry P. Selders, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Harry March, 618 S. Hannah; a brother, Jacob H. Ross, Tucson, Ariz.; 26 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren. A sister also preceded her in death.
She was a charter member of Centennial Christian Church.
The family has suggested that any tangible expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to Centennial Christian Church. 
 
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 Parents:
  Harry Mark Ross (1859 - 1950)
  Mary Maude English Ross (1858 - 1934)
 
 Spouse:
  Thomas Beren/Benjamin Selders (1884 - 1940)
 
 Children:
  Mildred Harrietta Selders Barr (1907 - 2000)*
  Helen Viola Selders Calvert (1911 - 2002)*
  Elsie "Carolyn" Selders Mays (1913 - 1998)*
  Ross T. Selders (1915 - 1992)*
  Charlotte Maude Selders Crumbaker (1918 - 1997)*
  Harry Paul Selders (1921 - 1994)*
  Adra Elinor Selders Troyer (1923 - 2014)*
 
 Sibling:
  Adra Eliza Ross Selders (1884 - 1965)
  Elsie Ross March (1892 - 1978)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum
Bloomington
McLean County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Hillcrest Section, Lot 6, Space 5
 
Created by: Margo Troyer Hollingswor...
Record added: May 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52674215
Adra Eliza <i>Ross</i> Selders
Added by: Margo Troyer Hollingsworth
 
Adra Eliza <i>Ross</i> Selders
Added by: Margo Troyer Hollingsworth
 
Adra Eliza <i>Ross</i> Selders
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Added by: Tony Cannon
 
 
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Love you, Grammy.
- Sharon Frizzell
 Added: May. 26, 2013
My sweet, sweet Grammy -- you will forever be my guardian angel. What a beautiful impression you left here on earth. May we keep you alive in our memories for generations to come.
- Margo Troyer Hollingsworth
 Added: May. 21, 2010
 
 
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