Esther Elizabeth Selvey © Chapman-Black and Poteet Funeral Home 03-2020 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
June 13, 1922 - March 4, 2020
Esther Elizabeth Selvey passed from this life on March 4, 2020 at the age of 97 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Esther was born on June 13, 1922, at Enterprise, Kansas, the daughter of Fred Karl and Christina Elizabeth (Erichsen) Moeller. Esther was raised and attended school in Hill City, Kansas, where she later graduated with the Class of 1940. Following high school, Esther worked at the family bakery before moving to Wichita. While in Wichita, Esther worked as a secretary for a local attorney, Boeing, and an oil gas company. While at the oil and gas company, Esther met John H. Selvey. On October 4, 1947, Esther was united in marriage to John in Wichita, Kansas. They established their first home in Herington and, in 1950, moved to Marland, Oklahoma. Esther and John resided in the area until the early 1990ís when they moved to Stillwater. Following the death of John, Esther moved to Cleveland and has been a resident at the Baptist Village.
Esther always enjoyed going and watching her children and grandchildren while they participated in their activities. She and John also loved going camping and traveled extensively throughout the West Coast, up into Alaska and through the Smokey Mountains. Esther loved working jigsaw puzzles, sewing, crocheting and was also a huge fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder. She was the Wii Bowling Champion at the Green Tree Assisted Living Center as well as Music Director at the First Baptist Church in Marland, Oklahoma for many years.
Survivors include four children Marsha Murray of Cleveland, Oklahoma, Karla Stroike and husband Leon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, John N. Selvey and wife Quana of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Becky Littrel and husband Kevin of Cleveland, Oklahoma; one sister Berniece Gayer of McPherson, Kansas, nine grandchildren Dawn Bellmon, Bart Bellmon, Chad Stroike, Jeff Stroike, Lindy Tucker, Whitney Jackson, Tyler Selvey, Lynnette McKelvey, Jamie Lewis, eighteen great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Esther was preceded in death by her husband John H. Selvey and a brother Louis Moeller.
Services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, March 9, 2020, at the Western Heights Baptist Church in Cleveland, Oklahoma. Graveside services will be 3:00 pm Monday at the Resthaven Cemetery in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
The family has requested memorial donations be made in honor of Esther to the Porta Caeli House, 2440 North Harvard Ave, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115 or the Baptist Village for rent assistance at 1001 Baptist Village Road, Cleveland, Oklahoma 74020.
Chapman-Black Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.
Friends and family may visit an online guest book and memorial page for Esther at www.chapman-black.com.
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