Virginia Lorraine Selfe 90, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 19,2012, at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and RehabCenter in Mt. Carmel, Ill., with family at her side.
She was born on Feb. 10, 1922, in Owensville, Ind., to Mary Ann (Hatfield) and Charles Riley.
After graduating from Owensville High School, Lorraine attended IndianaBeautyCollege in Indianapolis and then began working at the Marinella
Shop on Broadway in Princeton.
"Jack" Selfe returned from serving in the
Army Air Corp in WWII, they married in Owensville on Feb. 3, 1946. He preceded her in death in 2010.
Lorraine had a beauty shop in her home for most of the years
her children were young. In later years she owned the Princeton Craft Shop,
enjoying combining her hobby and work. She was an active member of First
General Baptist Church of Princeton for most of her adult life. She sang in the
choir, served on the board of the nursery school, worked in various areas of BibleSchool, and loved her Searchlight S.S.Class.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. They loved
"working" at the craft shop, going to Holiday World, and taking short
Lorraine is survived by
daughters Susan (Greg) Goodson of Mt. Carmel and Jane Easley of Princeton and a
son Ed Selfe of Greencastle, Ind.; grandchildren Angi (Jim) Woll of O'Fallon, Il.,
Courtney (Drew) Martin of Cincinnati, Ohio, Branson Easley and Katie (Justin)
Beadles of Princeton; great-grandchildren Spencer and Cameron Woll, Donavon, Matthew, Draven,
and Marius Easley, and Zachary Beadles. Survivors also include sister and
brother-in-law Bob and Betty Mair of Mt.Carmel, sister Pauline Jaquess of Princeton, and sister-in-law Helen Johnson of Greenfield, Ind. as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, her husband, brothers Alva, Arthur, and Louis Riley, and sisters
Rosemary Parker, and MarjorieCreek.
Funeral services will be at Monday June 25, 2012, at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Brad Keenan officiating. Burial will be at the Columbia "White" ChurchCemetery in Princeton.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.
until the service time on Monday at the funeral home.