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Connie Selby 1931-2020

WARREN — Connie Herbert Ellwood Selby, 88, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

She was born Nov. 25, 1931, in Athens, the daughter of William Henry and Dorothea Jones Herbert.

She was a graduate of Athens High School. Connie attended Ohio University, where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in interpersonal communications. She served for years as an assistant editor of the Ohio University Medical Newsletter. She was also an RN diploma graduate, Kaiser Hospital, Oakland, Calif., with an award for scholastic proficiency and all-around excellence. She received a psychiatric nursing certification, 1997, and thanatology certification, 1998, Mount Ida College, Newton, Mass.

She was associate director of nurses, Harding Hospital, Worthington, from 1989-1996, and director of behavioral health, Newport, R.I., from 1996-2000, where she developed a hospital-wide bereavement program. She was a member of Chi Omega Alumni of Youngstown, the American Nurses Association and a member of the Ohio Medical Corp. She sang in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church choir and was a Dominican Associate.

She is survived by her children, Carol (Fred) Kerr of Conifer, Colo., Patrick (Denise) Ellwood of Orinda, Calif., Mary Catherine (Nestor) Stychno of Deerfield, Fla., Marianne (Howard) Davis of Worthington, Christina (Paul) Lindstrom of Alameda, Calif., Diane (David) Canepari of Middletown, R.I., Richell Ellwood of Moon Township, Pa. and Bill (Michael) Ellwood of Niles; her grandchildren, Taylor, Haldon and Sorren Lindstrom; Melissa, Ashley, Amber, Brianna and Emily Ellwood; Jake and Sophia Canepari; and Ronnie Ellwood; and a sister, Carolyn Herbert Smith of Jacksonville, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her twin brother, William Henry Herbert; parents; and her former husband, Richard Ellwood.

Those attending the calling hours are encouraged to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Family and friends may call 10 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483.

A service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made Connie’s name to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 3532 Burton St. SE, Warren, OH 44484, or a charity of your choice.

Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook, and send condolences to Connie’s family.

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