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Shirley R. Sellers

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On June 26, 2020 @ 8:42 am In Obituaries | 12 Comments

Shirley R. Sellers, 83, of Lancaster, passed away on June 24, 2020 at the Mennonite Home.  She was the loving wife of Ivan W. Sellers to whom she was married to for 64 years.  Born in Rawlinsville, PA she was the daughter of the late John R. and Ada M. (Henry) Roper.

After graduating from high school, Shirley spent much of her life as a homemaker.

She enjoyed being the organist and pianist, for many years at her home church, Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, where she was a lifelong member.

She also enjoyed traveling and spending time with her adoring family.

She had a warm and caring spirit and provided care for many people over the years.

In addition to her husband, Ivan, she is survived by two children, Duane A., husband of Karen, of Pequea and Sharon L. Aukamp, wife of Brian of Holtwood; grandchildren, David, Amy, Daniel, Ashley, Heather, Aaron and Emily; and great-grandchildren, David, Wesley, Benjamin, Alice, Chloe, Peter, Andrew, Ada and Miles.  She was preceded in death by a son, Ivan H. Sellers.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Conestoga Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Mt. Nebo UMC (memo line: In memory of Shirley Sellers piano fund).   


Condolences for the family of “Shirley R. Sellers”

Condolence from Paul & Pat Drexel on June 26th, 2020 6:17 pm

To the family’s of Duane and Karen,

Our thoughts and prayer are with you, and your family’s We will always remember your Mom , her caring ways, always joyful and pleasant to be with. She is at Peace now, and with her loved ones gone before her.. Her task on Earth is over. “Well done my faithful servant.”

May the Peace of God be with you,

Paul & Pat

Condolence from Kati Flood on June 26th, 2020 7:33 pm

Shirley opened her heart to welcome our family to the area without hesitation. She was more than appreciated & will be missed

Condolence from Darla Erb Hobbs on June 26th, 2020 9:10 pm

So sorry for your loss, praying for your family

Condolence from Brenda Owen Goddard on June 26th, 2020 9:29 pm

My deepest sympathies to you all . I have many memories of your mom playing the organ while my mother, Sherlyn Owen, played the piano many Sundays at Mt Nebo Methodist Church. They played beautiful music together and became good friends.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Brenda Owen Goddard

Condolence from Pastor and Mrs. Lee F Michaels on June 26th, 2020 10:08 pm

So sorry to hear of her passing, as she was joined to her ancestors. Bunny and I send our love and compassion.

Condolence from Diane Vickers on June 26th, 2020 10:29 pm

Your family has my sympathy. Shirley was a example of Christian service and love. I remember her smile as she served as she played the organ in our church.

Condolence from Richard Keefer on June 26th, 2020 10:53 pm

Sure am sorry for your loss she was such a nice person. I enjoyed knowing and being around your families, RIP.

Condolence from Jeffrey Caffey on June 27th, 2020 12:19 am

To the Seller’s Family . I am so sorry for your loss . I remember the days in Mt. Nebo , riding my mini bike to the Seller’s house . To play football with Duane and Ivan . Shirley was not only a wonder wife,mother , and grandmother she was a wonderful christian lady . I know things had been tough for her the last couple of years . I do understand since my father went through the same thing . But it does give me joy to know without a doubt that see is giving and getting big hugs from Ivan Jr. She will be missed but I have many fond memories of her . My love goes out to your family .. Love Jeff Caffey

Condolence from Harry & Terri (Missi) Kline on June 27th, 2020 4:51 am

What a nice lady. So sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Stephanie Brown on June 28th, 2020 1:35 pm

To the Seller’s family, I am sorry for your loss. I remember Shirley as a kind woman with a smile always adorning her face. She & Ivan welcomed me when I first moved to Mt. Nebo & were so supportive at a time of my life When there was unbearable grief that consumed me. I will always remember their kindness.

Condolence from Elaine (Armstrong) Lefever on June 29th, 2020 9:30 am

I am sorry I can’t attend the graveside service for my long time friend, Shirley. We grew up two doors apart in Mt. Nebo and played together almost every day. We were in each other’s weddings. My heart is broken that she is no longer here on earth but I know she is in a better place and we will see each other again. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. As you know, she was as special person. My prayers are with you, Ivan, Sharon and Duane and the rest of the family.

Condolence from Samuel and Connie Groff on June 29th, 2020 12:12 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss. We enjoyed our visits with Shirley and Ivan. Shirley was a gracious lady with a ready smile. Please extend our sympathy to Ivan.

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