Rev. Raymon E. Eller, 102, North Manchester, died at 7:50 p.m. on Feb. 7, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center.
Rev. Eller was born in Salem, Va., to C.E. Eller and Rebecca Martha (Henry) on March 31, 1910. Rev. Eller was a retired Clergyman with the Church of the Brethren. He served in Schoolfield, Va., Bassett, Va., Dundalk, Md., Richmond, Va., York, Pa., Gettysburg, Ohio, Wichita, Kan., and Akron, Ohio. He married Rev. AnnaBelle Whitmer on June 13, 1937. She died Aug. 4, 2004. Rev. Eller received the Outstanding Service Award from Bridgewater College in 1993. He was a member of International Poetry Society & wrote poetry, which has been published in many books including a book of poems and proverbs published in July 2001. His poetry is in the Library of Congress. Rev. Eller is in Who’s Who in Religion. He completed 7 interim pastorates since 1980, was a member of Church Choirs and Bethany Theological Seminary Male Quartet in 1936 and was tour host to Bible Lands and Europe six times.
He is survived by his sons, Stanley W. (Margret) Eller, Manchester, Maine, Jerry R. (Jan) Eller, Merritt Island, Fla., and Rufus E. (Kathleen) Eller, Haw River, N.C.; his daughter, Rebecca Ann (James) Replogle, Bridgewater, Va.; his grandchildren, Shawn (Alison) Flory Replogle, Heather (Eric) Barkey, Allyson Eller, Emily (Sait Mboob) Eller, Jessica (Christoper Fitze) Eller, Jaime (Edward Scott) Eller, Jodi (Mattew) Keene and Leia Eller; great-grandchildren, Adin, Caleb, Tessa and Simon Replogle, Martin and Arthur Eller Fitze, and Ethan and Liam Eller Scott.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, four brothers and five sisters.
Services will be held on March 23, at 10 a.m. at Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 Beckley Street, North Manchester. Rev. Shawn Flory Replogle and Pastor Kurt Borgmann will be officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Park, Salem, Va. On March 25 at 11 a.m.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at Manchester Church of the Brethren.
Memorials may be made to Eller Endowment Scholarship Fund at Bridgewater College, 402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812; Timbercrest Senior Living Community, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962; Manchester Church of the Brethren, PO Box 349, North Manchester, IN 46962 or Manchester University, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962.
Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, Indiana.
Condolences may be sent to mckeemortuary.com.