Mary Hopkins Sellers

COLUMBIA — Mary Hopkins Sellers of Columbia died Friday, March 25, 2011. She was 87.

Ms. Sellers was born on July 23, 1923, in St. Louis, to Claude E. and Ruth Hopkins Sellers.

Ms. Sellers graduated from Mills College in Berkeley, Calif., in 1945. She also attended the University of Chicago and Cornell University.

She came to Columbia to teach cultural anthropology at MU. She also taught at the University of Nevada-Reno and Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pa.

Services will be held at a later date.

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