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Selby, Mary Elizabeth (Long), age 102 of Franklin passed away January 11, 2019 at Spring Hill Nursing Home. She was born in Middletown, OH to the late Floyd and Martha (Havens) Long. Mary lived most of her life in the Germantown/Middletown area and was married to Glen Selby in 1939. Together they enjoyed gardening, traveling, and baseball. After Glen's death in 1990 Mary enjoyed taking bus trips to area casinos with her sister, nieces and cousins. Mary worked at various places including Madison City Schools, Germantown Bank, Dr. Berks office and Southard Insurance in Germantown. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers Stanley (Dortha) Long, Sterling (Mildred) Long, Edwin (Anita) Long, Paul (Marylou) Long, sisters Della Long, Stella (Forest) Moyer, Sarah (Harold) Johnson, and Dora (Jack) Kirby. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. The family would like to thank Spring Hills Nursing Home and Hospice of Dayton for their wonderful care of Mary, as well as the Hospice Visitor, Chris. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:00PM at the Arpp, Root & Carter Funeral Home, 29 N Main St. Germantown with Misty McGarry officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 5:00PM. Interment will be private at Germantown Union Cemetery.
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Mary Elizabeth as she was known by our family was a life, long family friend. She was a lady in every sense if the word. My sister & I enjoyed visiting with her. She will be missed. Prayers for all the family as they mourn her loss.
Jean Robert's Powell Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM
I remember Mary very fondly along with Sterling and Mildred. My grandmother (Dorothy Dechant) was always so fond of her. Please know she is remembered warmly.
Tom Proctor Jan 15 2019 12:00 AM
Thank you for always being my guiding light in life Aunt Meem. You loved birds & hopefully Kent will find a nice place for this planter in his home. Going to try to get home to pay our respects. Love, Angie & Alex Lawson
Jan 14 2019 12:00 AM