Obit: Selves, Bessie
E. (1895 - 1977)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Selves, Southard, Rose, Ormond, Porath, Kapusta, Halle, Martin, Gillard, Clark
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/24/1977
Selves, Bessie E. (15 December 1895 – 17 February 1977)
Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the Georgas-Gesche Funeral Home for a Neillsville area native, Mrs. Hugh Bessie E. Selves, 81, of the Pine View Nursing Home, Black River Falls, who died there Thursday, February 17. The Rev. Gary Clark of the United Church of Christ officiated, and burial followed in the Neillsville City Cemetery.
Mrs. Selves, daughter of Charles E. and Ida M. Southard Rose, was born December 15, 1895, in the Neillsville area and was educated in local schools. Her marriage to Hugh M. Selves took place June 23, 1915, in Neillsville.
The couple lived in Neillsville until 1942, then moved to Michigan and to Texas. Later, they lived in Madison until 1960 when they moved to Black River Falls. Mrs. Selves had been a resident of the Pine View Nursing Home the past two years because of failing health. She was a member of the Neillsville camp of the Royal Neighbors of America.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include six children, Elliott Selves of Chattanooga, Tn., Mrs. William (Mildred) Ormond of Granton, Mrs. Neva Porath of Black River Falls, Mrs. Irene Kapusta of Neillsville, Mrs. Oscar (Vivian) Halle of Noblesville, In., and Mrs. James (Avis) Martin of Mukwonago; and 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Gladys Gillard of Neillsville.
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