Flight Nurse Shelia Marie Zellers

Photo of Flight Nurse Shelia Marie Zellers
Last Call: Mon, Jun 14th, 1999
Date of Incident: Mon, Jun 14th, 1999
Cause of Death: Aircraft Accident
Service Time: 14 years
Age: 43


Her husband Jeff, four sons and two sisters


Nurse Zellers, along with three other crew members, lost her life when their helicopter ambulance crashed on a tree-covered, rocky mountainside in Breathitt County, Kentucky. After a quiet day of work in Jackson, the four were headed back to UK Hospital in Lexington. Their helicopter ambulance crashed just minutes after liftoff in dense fog.

Nurse Zellers began her nursing career in her home county at Twin Lakes Medical Center in Leitchfield, Kentucky after graduating nursing school in 1985. Later that same year, she took a staff nurse position at the University of Kentucky Hospital in the Neurosurgical ICU where she worked four years before moving to the emergency department. In 1991, she was honored to become a UK flight nurse.


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There are 2 tributes for Flight Nurse Shelia Marie Zellers.

Flight Nurse Shelia Marie Zellers
Left by Amanda on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

I miss you everyday Shelia. Thank you for being a great role modle, mother, cousin, & friend. Thank you for helping shape me into the woman I am today...and, above all else, thank you for your dedication & service to others.