Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Obituary - Robert E. Sell

Robert E. "Bob" Sell, 74, of Calhoun, Missouri passed away Sunday evening, November 27, 2022 at his home with his family by his side. He was born February 14, 1948 in Clinton, MO, the son of Cletis Orval Sell and Effie Pearl (Combs) Sell.

He married Brenda Gail Gardner in Clinton, MO on March 24, 1967, celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary this year. She survives of the home.

Bob was employed with Clearfield Cheese for many years. He then became ranch manager for Brush Creek Ranch for 48 years, retiring in 2015. He enjoyed working the cattle and horses, running the equipment, and meeting all the new faces that visited the ranch. He loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with his family. He would take the kids and grandkids hunting and fishing every chance he could, teaching and sharing his knowledge.

In addition to his wife Brenda, surviving are sisters, Barbara Spencer, Dorothy Warren, Sharon Cooper, Sondra Raper (Nick), Mary Houk (Ralph), and Judy Williams (Don); brothers, Gary Sell (Carol), and Eddie Sell (Ruth); sons, Cletis Dwayne Sell and Travis Sell; daughter, Sheri Sell; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cletis and Pearl Sell; brother, Dwight Sell; brothers-in-law, Leland Spencer, Roy Warren and Butch Cooper; a nephew, David Spencer; other extended family, Jim Herd and Clint Herd.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, December 2, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Sharing of memories will take place at 6:00 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Tebo Cemetery, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at

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