Barbara Selwa

Chelsea, Michigan

Went to be with our Lord Jesus on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Barbara Yvonne (May) Selwa was born December 1, 1936 to Harry Norbert May and Alyis Jane (Hanaford) May in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She attended Detroit Business College. 

April 22, 1961, Barbara and Michael Stanley Selwa were united in marriage in Redford, Michigan. Prior to retiring she worked as an office manager at Chelsea Internal Medicine, was a Ward Clerk at Chelsea Community Hospital, and initially worked in the office of Blair Trucking after college.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, volunteering for the Chelsea Lioness Club and Supporting Faith in Action. She also enjoyed playing piano, bowling, traveling, going on cruises, cooking, reading, sewing, gardening, and playing Scrabble/Words with Friends. 

Barbara is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Michael S. Selwa, two sons, Michael A. (Kristin) Selwa and Matthew S. (Jenifer) Selwa, two beloved grandchildren, Mary R. and Michael P. Selwa; her sister, Nancy Doody and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Faith in Action of Chelsea, MI, an organization that was very special to Barbara’s heart. FIA provides essential support to alleviate the effects of hunger and poverty for those in the Chelsea and Dexter communities. 

May the gentle spirit of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend know eternal peace and love from our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Funeral services will take place from the Staffan Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 3pm. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-3:00pm. Burial will take place at Oak Grove East Cemetery after the service.

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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