Hazel Muriel Selvy, 101, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 23, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born on Sept. 20, 1915, in Marion, the third daughter of Boyd Victor and Ammie Mae (Kaniper) Higgins. She grew up in the Youngtown rural community, attending school in a one-room schoolhouse for her first eight grades. She then attended Marion High School and graduated in 1934. She met Virgil Glenn Selvy first as a neighbor, then later as a classmate in school. They were married Sept. 6, 1936, in front of a Justice of the Peace in Topeka. They lived in many different places throughout Kansas and Oklahoma as Glenn worked in road construction. In 1942, they moved to Wichita, where they raised their family. They moved to Newton in 1965 and retired to Colorado Springs in 2001. Hazel worked in many areas, from professional drapery-making, to handling insurance claims for a health care facility. She especially enjoyed entertaining family and friends using her wonderful cooking and hospitality skills. She showed her family and all who knew her what is important by the way she lived her life. She demonstrated her strong faith throughout her life, but especially in times of adversity. She tirelessly devoted her time and talents to volunteering in her church and community. She taught her children the importance of building family values and relationships, and taking time to have fun together. She also demonstrated kindness to others and showing unconditional love. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn; her parents; four sisters; two brothers; one daughter-in-law; and one grandson. Hazel leaves behind, to cherish her memory, two children, Dean Selvy of Claremore, Oklahoma and Betty (Gary) Divel of Colorado Springs, Colorado; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 28, 2017, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Pikes Peak Hospice, 2550 Tenderfoot Hills St. Colorado Springs, CO 80906, or to a charity of your choice.
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