Eileen Sellers, who with her husband, Don, were an integral part of the Brethren Construction Crew in the 60s and 70s has died. Her obituary appears below.
Eileen Sellers, age 94, and a resident of Grace Village, Winona Lake, Ind., passed away quietly on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at Grace Village Health Care.
Born on Feb. 15, 1925, in Thorp, Wis., Eileen was the daughter of George and Katherine Henkel Mueller. She spent her formative years in Wisconsin, graduating from Hannibel High School and was an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, earning the rank of corporal. On March 8, 1946, Eileen was united in marriage to Donald D. Sellers. The two were married in Sidney, Ind., and would spend 50 years traveling, laughing, and helping others to know Christ before his passing in 1996.
Eileen was a graduate of Grace Seminary and worked, alongside her husband, building churches in connection with the Brethren Construction Company. In their 20 years of service to the Brethren community, they built 31 building projects including Grace Brethren Headquarters on Kings Highway in Winona Lake. Eileen and Donald also served on several short-term missions and she was active in child evangelism for more than 30 years. She was also a 40-year member of Women’s Missionary Council and had attended Lakeland Grace Brethren Church.
In her free time, Eileen enjoyed sports and was an avid golfer. She swam and exercised daily for many years and learned to water ski at 40 years of age. She loved to fish and was a skilled seamstress, making custom drapery and upholstery. She had a phenomenal sense of humor and loved to laugh.
Those who survive with memories to cherish include son: Mark Sellers (wife, Char); and grandsons: Carter Sellers and Ryan Sellers, all of Monument, Colo. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive as Eileen was the last of 12 children – four brothers and seven sisters preceded her in passing.
Eileen was a practical person and chose simple services. Cremation is entrusted to Warsaw’s Titus Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Liberty Mills. A service will be held in her memory in the coming weeks, though date and time are currently pending.
Memorials to Lakeland Grace Brethren Church, 2538 S. County Farm Road, Warsaw, IN 46580; or Grace Village Caring Friends Fund, 337 Grace Village Drive, Winona Lake, IN 46590.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.TitusFuneralHome.com.