Gettysburg, SD

Ray A. Shellito

Ray A. Shellito, 71, of Tolstoy died March 21, 2014 at the Faulkton Area Medical Center from cancer.
Memorial services were held March 27 at the Tolstoy Wesleyan Church, Tolstoy, SD and March 29 at The Little White Church, Hill City, SD.
Ray Alex Shellito was born on Sept. 17, 1942 to Alexander and Dorris (Jensen) Shellito. He was raised at Cube Table, north of Scenic, SD and graduated from Rapid City Central High School.
Ray served on the Scenic Volunteer Fire Dept, the Army National Guard at Camp Rapid, as a Police Officer for Rapid City Police Department, and as Reserve Deputy for Pennington County. He worked for South Dakota Department of Transportation for 32 years. He then moved to Tolstoy SD, where he was elected as a Potter County commissioner where he served until he resigned his position due to his illness.
He was a member of the Scenic Congregational Church, Little White Church of Hill City, and Tolstoy Wesleyan Church.
Ray is survived by his wife, Gwen; sons: Michael (Angel), Sean and Ryan; daughter, Kristie (Shane) Lyon; brother, Gale (Margie) Shellito; and four grandchildren.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Rainbow Bible Ranch, 14676 Lonetree Rd, Sturgis, SD 57785, for restoration and storm repairs.
Luce Funeral Home of Faulkton is in charge of arrangements.

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