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Jean P. (Oden) Selby

Born: Sat., Nov. 27, 1920
Died: Fri., Jul. 28, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 31, 2017
Location: Hennessy Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Tue., Aug. 01, 2017
Location: Blessed Trinity Church


Tue., Aug. 01, 2017
Location: Holy Cross Cemetery

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Jean P. (Oden) Selby, 96, went home to be with the Lord on July 28, 2017. She was born in Roanoke, VA but lived most of her life in Akron, Ohio. She graduated from Akron’s North High School in 1939. During WWII she worked at Firestone Tire and Rubber Co wiring Bofor guns. Later she worked for the Akron Board of Education as an Auxiliary Services Clerk at St. Martha School.
She was a Girl Scout leader and OASIS volunteer. In 1997 she was awarded the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for her numerous volunteer hours and contributions to OASIS. As a volunteer with North Hill Needlecrafters, she crocheted hundreds of lap-blankets for veterans, numerous hats, and blankets for Akron Children’s Hospital and many layette sets for area pregnancy services.
Preceded in death by parents Nellie and Hale Oden, husband Paul Garlock who lost his life during WWII and her beloved husband of 49 years, Frederick J. B. Selby; daughter, Sandra (Garlock) Germano; sons-in-law, Eric Schlueter and Richard Germano, Sr.; siblings, Oscar Oden, Doris White, John Oden; siblings-in-law, Sr. Genevieve Selby, IHM, Paul Selby, Angeline Leonhard, Margaret Arnold, Joseph Selby, John Selby, and Thomas Selby.
Survived by daughters, Susan Huth (Patrick Mulhearn), Nancy Carson and Patrice Schlueter; Grandchildren, Richard (Lisa) Germano, Jr., Jennifer Germano, Elizabeth (Christopher) Belmont, Edwin Huth III, Angela (David) Just, Sara (Damon) Caiazza, Edward Carson, III, Andrew Schlueter (Jennifer Petriella) and Lauren (Cody) Burgher; Great-grandchildren, Natalia, Alexis, Camryn, Carson, Joshua, Claire, Isaiah, Chase, Luca, Elijah, and Isaac; and one great-great-grandchild, Weston; Siblings, Maryjane Fahner and Charles Oden; Sisters-In-law, Sr. Patrice Marie Selby, IHM, and Marie (Kenny) Thomas.

Special thanks to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service, especially her nurse Ruth. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service 3358 Ridgewood Rd. Akron, OH 44333.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am Tuesday at Blessed Trinity Chruch, 300 E. Tallmadge Ave. Akron. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.  Friends will be received from 4 to 7 pm Monday at Hennessy Funeral Home (corner of York and Main) 552 N. Main St. Akron.

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The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home
   Posted Sat July 29, 2017
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

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