In Loving Memory of

Rebecca Ann Sellman

09/03/1950 - 12/02/2012

Rebecca Ann (Linebaugh) Sellman, 62, went to be with the Lord, on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at E.T. Hospice Care Center.

Rebecca was born September 3, 1950 in Dayton, Ohio, to Ray E. and Gloria (Albaugh) Linebaugh

Rebecca married Richard Sellman and after 42 years of marriage they retired to the Gainesville area in February of this year from Wexford, PA.

Rebecca was an accomplished Seamstress and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, her Family was the Love of her life and she enjoyed loving and taking care of them. Her second Love was gardening and she was wonderful at it, everything she planted or tended to flourished.

Rebeccca was active with the Hand Bell Choir, at Fairmont Presbyterian Church.  She was also a very good and faithful Yogi, mastering her yoga with the grace and beauty of her spirit.

She was preceded in death by her Father, and her Maternal Grandmother.

She is survived by her Loving Husband of 42 years, Richard L. Sellman, Two Sons, Bret R. and his wife Kristine of Gaithersburg, MD, and Jeff E. Sellman also of Gainesville., her Mother, Gloria Linebaugh of Kettering, OH, One Brother, Ted and his wife Karen Linebaugh of Franklin, OH, and her Two Grandchildren Keely and Grady Sellman.

The family is having a Private celebration of her life on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at the Funeral Home.

In Lieu of flowers expressions of Sympathy may be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 N.W. 90th Blvd. Gainesville, FL. 32606

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12 Responses

  1. CP at · Reply

    My heartfelt sympathy to Rebecca’s family. What a beautiful picture, it captured her love of life and true beauty. I know you miss her terribly. However, there is a hope in a promise found in God’s Word, at John 5:28,28. It says:”…the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his[Jesus’]voice and come out.”
    Is that not a wonderful expectation?

  2. Amy and Tom Smithgall at · Reply

    We will miss Rebecca everyday. Her laugh, her gentle spirit, her nurturing soul taught us to be mindful of all of life’s gifts, both large and small. She was beloved by our children who thought of her as a “local grandma”. She always had a kind word for them and was so genuinely interested in what they had to say to her. Our lives have been enriched simply by knowing her and we will carry her in our hearts forever.

    Our deepest sympathies to Rich, Jeff and Brett, Kris.. Keely and Grady We hope you can take some small amount of comfort in knowing how much she loved you all.

  3. The Kimbis/Prater Family at · Reply

    Our deepest sympathies to the whole family. I know she will be sorely missed. All your friends here in Maryland are thinking of you and praying for your comfort and peace.

  4. Kelli Oglesby at · Reply

    Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.

  5. ted and karen linebaugh at · Reply

    Rebecca was the inspiration in her brothers life. and the loss is imense. She inspired, she was a teacher sharing her knowledge of her many endeavors.
    She is a sister, and a confidant.
    she will be truly missed, and will forever share in our lives!!
    in loving memory, and sadness,
    Ted and Karen Linebaugh

  6. Jawleh Loveland at · Reply

    My heart is saddened to hear of your loss. Though I didn’t know Mrs. Sellman, I know one of her sons, and he is a testament to the kind of woman and mother she was.

    Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers,


  7. Traci Hemmerlin at · Reply

    Words fall short in expressing how very sad I am to hear of Rebecca’s passing. She was a wonderful person to have met and I know she meant the world to her family. My heart goes out to all of Rebecca’s family and to Rich and his sons and grandchildren who knew her best and the suffering they are enduring.

  8. Jeff, her son at · Reply

    No words can express the loss of my mom, best friend and the gain of an angel. Heaven is lucky to have gained an angel. Her family is saddened at the loss of her untimely death. She will continue to teach me and watch over me. The dichotomy of life is the mourning of her passing and the celebration of her life. All in God’s plan, one in which I did not get a say, but I will accept the loss, hopefully, with the grace that she has taught.

    I love you mom, and I cannot express the sadness and joy with which I am feeling.

    Love always,


  9. Mary Seubert & Ed Becker at · Reply

    You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rebecca touched my life in a special way and I will treasure that always.

  10. Don and Jean Christensen at · Reply

    Rich and family, We are so sadden to hear about your loss. Rebecca will always have a spot in our hearts. Her smile brightened any room she walked in. Our prayers, thoughts and love are with you.. Don and Jean

  11. Colleen Ulke at · Reply

    Rich and family, my heart breaks for you. You are right, heaven has gained an angel. I can’t but smile at the thought of her teaching yoga to all of the other angels. I am praying for strength and healing for you all. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. We will all miss her very much. Love, Colleen

  12. elizabeth sava at · Reply

    I met rebecca when we were both young moms. Her mother worked at our school in kettering ohio and Brett was in our program. Rebecca and i became fast friends as this was the time she was beginning her love of sewing and i was only too happy to have her help. she was always smiling, always moving and doing. i will not forget her exuberance for life and her faith in the LORD. I am sure she met HIM with that same lovely smile she graced us all with over the years.
    As we both moved around, we lost touch but i still maintained contact with her mother Gloria.. My heart breaks for Brett and Jeff for mothers are irreplaceable.. For Rich ,losing your spouse/partner/best friend is a terrible thing to go through, i know ..and to Gloria and Ted i send love and i hope that GOD gives you all the strength you need to keep her memory alive for her grandchildren…love, elizabeth sava

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