Pastor Richard D. Sellers, 81, of Goshen, Indiana, died at Greencroft Healthcare late Sunday night, August 13, 2006.
He was born January 16, 1925, in Warsaw, Indiana, to Clifford and Fawn (Miller) Sellers. On December 27, 1949, he married Virginia Rose Flora in Dayton, Ohio. She died February 19, 2000.
Pastor Sellers coached and taught at New Paris High School for three years and was a Grace Brethren pastor for 45 years. He was a member of the Calvary Grace Brethren Church of Alto, Michigan.
He is survived by three daughters, Jody (Dennis Bentzler of Kokomo, Indiana, and Sharon (Clark) Wolters and Anita (Tony) Wolters, both of Portis, Kansas; two sons, Bruce (Ruth) Sellers of Goshen and Randy (Priscilla) Sellers of Pendleton, Indiana; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Joan Wilcoxson of Winona Lake, Indiana and a brother, Charles (Bonnie) Sellers of Mishawaka, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his wife, a sister, Dorcas Isham and a brother, Donald Sellers.
Friends will be received 2 to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 17 and 9 to 10 a.m., Friday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home.
A 10:00 a.m. funeral service will be conducted on Friday, August 18, 2006, at the funeral home. Rev. Bob Moeller, retired Grace Brethren minister; Rev. Mick Funderburg of the Calvary Grace Brethren Church, Alto, Michigan; and Rev. Chris Hinshaw of the Elkhart Grace Brethren Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Liberty Mills, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be given to New Tribes Mission for LeAnna and Ray Finsaas.