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CREVE COEUR ~ Lena Elizabeth Bair, 80, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 9:13 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born April 10, 1937 in Kentucky to Griffith B. and Oma Lee (Kochell) Sellers, she married Marvin L. Bair on July 2, 1955 in East Peoria.  He died July 11, 2011 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Also preceding her in death are her parents and one brother, Joe Sellers.

Surviving are one son, Russell Bair of Creve Coeur; one daughter, Lynda Sikes of Little Rock, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Erin (Franklin) Harrison, Amy Lewis, Ellen Huckaba, Josh (Dana) Bair, Jerusha Bair, Jacob (Whitney) Heflin and Blade Bair and one brother, Jack Sellers of McLeansboro.

A homemaker, Lena had worked for Bishop’s Cafeteria in Peoria in her early years.

An avid reader, she liked to keep up with current events, politics and history.  She also enjoyed music and playing the keyboard.  She loved and will be missed by her two dogs, Jasmine and Rocky.

There will be no service or visitation.  Cremation will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.

Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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