RICHFIELD — The Rev. John Lloyd Shellenberger Sr., 77, of Richfield, went Home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at the Lewistown Hospital.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1932, in Richfield, a son of the late Howard and Mary Ellen (Pyle) Shellenberger and was married for 56 years to the former Naomi Shirk.

Lloyd graduated high school from Bob Jones Academy, Greenville, S.C. and from Bob Jones University, receiving a Masters of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary in Daton, Ohio. He was ordained into the ministry of the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 2009 he celebrated his 50th year of ordination. He served in the following communities: Genntown, Salladasburg, Milheim, Middleburg and Lykens. He also served as church youth camp director for 20 years and most recently had served as the chaplain at the Zendt Home, Richfield.

In retirement Rev. Shellenberger served in Freeburg and Pisgah .

Lloyd was active and volunteered in many organizations including the Richfield Lions Club, president of the Richfield Community Committee, the ambulance association of Middleburg and as an EMT, the Middleburg Lodge No. 619, Free and Accepted Masons and the board of directors at Penns Valley Medical Clinic.

He loved gardening, raising strawberries and Christmas trees, beekeeping, reading, preaching, teaching and mission work.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by four children and their spouses, the Rev. John L. Shellenberger Jr. and his wife Merri of Carlisle, Don Shellenberger and his wife Joyce of Sellersville, Sam Shellenberger and his wife Danielle of Hershey and Patty K. Shellenberger Logan and her husband Wes of Harrisburg. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Elizabeth Shellenberger, Megan Bieber, Logan and Katrina Shellenberger, Noelle and Kylee Shellenberger, David, Andrew, Danielle, and Jonathan Logan; three sisters: Dorothy Brubaker, Florence Benner, and Edna Feltman.

He was preceded by a grandson, Jonathan David Shellenberger in infancy; and by a brother, Boyd "Butch" Shellenberger.

A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at The George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills. The casket will then be closed. A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the Richfield United Methodist Church, 5 Church St., Richfield, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Vernon E. Shenberger officiating.

Burial will be at the discretion of the family.

In lieu of fowers, memorial gifts may be directed to The Richfield United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 206, Richfield, PA 17086.

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