Dr Paul R Shelly

Dr Paul R Shelly

Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Jun 1970 (aged 59)
Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio, USA
Burial Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 79320318 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Dr. Paul Shelly

BLUFFTON - Dr. Paul R. Shelly, 59, professor of religion at Bluffton College 27 years and a member of the board of education and publication of the General Conference of Mennonite Churches, died 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Bluffton Community Hospital.

Born March 17, 1911, in Pennsburg, Pa., he was a son of Elwood S. and Katie M. (Richert) Shelly.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Margaret) Weaver of Bluffton and Miss Kathryn Shelly of Norristown, Pa.; a brother, Rev. Andrew R. Shelly of Newton, Kan., and several nieces and nephews.

Dr. Shelly was graduated from Pennsburg High School; Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa.; Hartford Theological Seminary, Hartford, Conn., and received his doctorate degree from Columbia University in 1950.

Dr. Shelly formerly was pastor of First Congregational Church, Aberdeen, Wash. He was a member of the Herrford Mennonite Church, Bally, Pa.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Mennonite Church, Rev. James Mohr and Rev. Stanley Bohn officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at Basinger Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The family suggests memorials be made to Bluffton College, Commission on Education of the General Conference of Mennonite Churches, Newton, Kan., or the American Cancer Society.

(published in The Lima News, Monday, June 15, 1970, page 4)

Family Members


Sponsored by Ancestry



  • Created by: corgilover
  • Added: 26 Oct 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 79320318
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Paul R Shelly (17 Mar 1911–14 Jun 1970), Find a Grave Memorial no. 79320318, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by corgilover (contributor 46859310) .