Lorraine Sellmyer, 98, passed away peacefully July 5th at her home in Pontiac where she lived independently until May of this year.\r\nHer funeral will be held on Tuesday July 10, 2018 at 10:00AM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, Illinois. A visitation will be held on Monday from 5:00-7:00PM at the funeral home. Cremation rites will follow services and a private family inurnment will be held at South Side Cemetery, Pontiac at a later date.\r\nLorraine was born November 6, 1919 at her grandmother's home in Pontiac, the first of three children of Noel and Della (Smith) Pampel.\r\nShe grew up during the depression on a farm near Graymont where she attended a one room grade school then Pontiac High School. She graduated with a degree in marketing from the University of Illinois in 1941\r\nOn Thanksgiving day of 1942 she married Frank Sellmyer while he was stationed at Fort Lewis Washington. He preceded her in death on February 1, 2005\r\nLorraine loved music and played her piano every day. As a Master Gardener and member of the Fairbury Garden Club she could make almost anything grow. She was also a member of the Livingston County Historical society and bowled regularly until about a year ago.\r\nLorraine liked to read. She worked in the Central School library and the Pontiac Public library for over 30 years.\r\nShe is survived by four children: Laura Sellmyer, Pontiac, Carl Sellmyer, Bloomington, Jean Sellmyer Losek, Chicago and Paul Sellmyer, Bloomington as well as six grandchildren, Margaret Losek, Hannah, Jordan, Frank, Michael and Lauren Sellmyer\r\nShe was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 63 years, a sister, Harriet and brother, Ronald.\r\nLorraine lived a long, fulfilling life and defied age with her spirit and active lifestyle. Her kindness, generosity and music will be greatly missed. \r\nA special thanks to her niece, Denise Hess, who lovingly cared for her the past several months.\r\nMemorials may be made to Livingston County Historical Society, Fairbury Garden Club or Pontiac Public Library.