Dorothy Roebuck sellers of Evant, Texas passed away on January 18, 2008 at the Meadows in Gatesville, Texas.
Visitation was at Scott's Funeral Home, Gatesville SUnday on January 20 from 2-4 pm. A Funeral sxervice was held at The First United Methodist Church of Evant on Mondazy January 21 at 1:30 pm. Burial followed at the JMonesboro Cemetery
Dorothy Irene was born in Jonesboro, Texas, the third child of John Luther and Letha Murrell Roebuck. on 3 October, 1922. Her grandparents, Paul and Rebecca Wilson Roebuck and Lemuel B. and Sally B. Thomas Murrell were early settlers of Coryell County. Dorothy graduated from Jonesxolro High School, attended Weatherford Junior College and graduated from Howard Payne University with a degree in education.
Dorothy and Lawrence Sellers were married on 20 July 1942. They lived in the Jonesboro- Pancake area before moving to Evant in 1950. Lawrence preceded her in death on 08 June 1993
Dorothy's teaching career began at the Evergreen School and spannedc more than 30 years. After her Daughter, Neta, was born, she spent the next 19 years at home rearing her five children and helping Lawrence with their farmning enterprises. when her youngest child, Jimmy began school, Dorothy returned to teaching at the Evant Elementary school and completed her career with the Windham School District in Gatesville.
Dorothy was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Evant, serving as Choir Director, Sunday School Teacher aznd member of various church committees. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Retired Teacher's Association and the Jonesboro Ex Student's Association, which she served as president and was Ex student of the year in 1997. Dorothy was an active in many other school and community activities before moving to the Oaks in 2001.
Dorothy enjoyed having her children, family and friends together for holidays, other special occasions and events such as fishing on the Leon and tubing on the Guadalupe. She loved to travel and visited many places of interest in Texas and U.S as well as Australia, Belgium, Canada and Germany.
Dorothy was also preceded in death by her grandparents and two brothers.
Durwood and Gaylon Roebuck: brother-in-law, George Sinclair: and sister-in-law Maurice Roebuck.
She is survived by her sister,Murrell Sinclair and her brother and sister-in-law, John and Shirley Roebuck of Austin. She is also survived by her children and spouses, Neta and Richard Conner of College Station, John and Donna Sellers of Grand Prairie, Irene and Gary Standard of Lake Jackson, Gene and Jan Sellers of Red Oak and Jimmy and Merry Sellers of Johnson City.
She was known as Grandnannie to her grandchildren, Michael Conner, Greg Standard, Grant Standard, Misiti Sellers, Taylor, April Sellers,Carla Hergenrather,Rob Furr, Christy Sellers,Skeens, Jami Sellers Ginzel and Rebekah Sellers: and her 13 great grandchilren, she is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins,and friends, including Marvin and Beth Bramblett, Marvin lived with Dorothy and Lawrence while attending Jonesboro High Schol.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memeorials to Dorothy be made to the Coryell Memorial Foundation/Oaks, Welcome Meadows: The American Alzheimer`s Asociation or The First United Methodist Church Of Evant.
Dorothy was the wife of Lawrence "Lige" Sellers who was the grandson of Mary Ann Neel,daughter of John Fisher Neel.
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