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Orville F. Selby
© Cheyenne Star
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell



Orville F. Selby, 83 , Satanta, Kansas, died Tuesday afternoon at the Satanta District Hospital, Satanta, Kansas.
The son of Oliver F. and Lottie Lonore Smith Selby, he was born August 11, 1911, at Durham, Oklahoma. He grew up in Durham area and attended school there.
He and Doris G. Gates were married on July 23, 1936 at Sayre, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death on February 23, 1975.
They moved to Satanta, Kansas in 1953 from Strong City, Oklahoma.
He loved his family and enjoyed the family gaterings they had. He enjoyed dancing and the waltz was one of his favorites.
He enjoyed fishing and camping in Colorado with his son, David.
His daughter, Wanda moved back to Satanta in October 1992 to help take care of her Dad.
He worked for the United Carbon Company for four years then he worked for Les McDonald in the elevator and the farm until his retirement.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Satanta, Kansas and Happy Agers Site, Satanta, Kansas.
He was a Champion Golfer and bowler and domino player, and he won several Western Kansas Horseshoe tournaments.
Survivors include one son, David Selby and wife, Vicki of Denver, Colorado; one daughter, Wanda Schwandner of Satanta, Kansas; brother, Alonzo Selby of Ingleside, Texas; three sisters, Bessie Willis of Elk City, Oklahoma, Nettie Swopes of Brush, Colorado; and Mabel Swopes of Elk City, Oklahoma; four grandsons, Mike Schwandner, Marc Schwandner, Henry Schwandner and Steven Selby; two great grandsons, Jaxon and Jeremy Swandner; and one great granddaughter, Kristen Schwandner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Doris Selby; three brothers, Warren Selby, Dillard Selby and Shorty Selby; and one sister, Viola Samples.
Graveside services were held on Friday, July 28, 1995 at 10:00 a.m. at the Dudley Township Cemetery, Satanta, Kansas with Rev. Kip Phyherd presiding and burial followed.
A memorial has been established for the Happy Agers Site, Satanta.
Memorials may be left at the Shoppin Stop True Value, Satanta, or the funeral home.
Haskell County Funeral Home, Sublette was in charge of arrangements.


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