Miriam Ann <I>Ehrmantraut</I> Sellers

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Miriam Ann Ehrmantraut Sellers

  • Birth 12 Sep 1920
  • Death 4 Sep 2008
  • Burial Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 41172391

Washington Post, The (DC) - September 23, 2008
Deceased Name: Miriam Sellers Dance Teacher ...
Miriam Sellers, 87, a matriarch of dance instruction who taught generations of mothers and daughters how to tap and slide with grace, died Sept. 4 at Collingswood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockville after a series of strokes.

From 1950 to 1988, she owned and operated the Sellers School of Dance in Wheaton. She spent another decade teaching dance at Montgomery County senior centers after overhearing a woman at a nursing home say she had wanted all her life to learn to dance.

Mrs. Sellers won the 1990 Miss Senior Maryland award as well as a talent contest in the Ms. Senior America pageant.

Born Miriam Ehrmantraut, the native Washingtonian was the daughter of dance teachers with a studio in Georgetown. Her three daughters now have dance studios in Maryland.

She began learning tap at 2 and a decade later joined her older brother in a ballroom act known professionally as Ed and Ann Crystal; her brother's name was Ed, and she used her middle name. They entertained at churches and theaters along the East Coast.

She later danced in vaudeville shows and clubs and entertained servicemen in USO shows during World War II. She attended the old Western High School.

Her husband of 61 years, Garland Sellers, died in 1999.

Survivors include three daughters, Dawn Crafton-Rawlings of Washington, Diane Herbert of Dunkirk and Denise Shores Schattenberg of Adamstown; a sister; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

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  • Created by: Dawn Stewart
  • Added: 26 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41172391
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Miriam Ann Ehrmantraut Sellers (12 Sep 1920–4 Sep 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41172391, citing Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Dawn Stewart (contributor 46839075) .