Maureen Selvage, 75

Maureen Regina Selvage, age 75, of Colon, passed away Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.

Maureen was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Chicago, a daughter to the late John and Mary (Kelly) Stacey.

On Sept. 27, 1952, she married Joseph Selvage Sr. in Chicago. He preceded her in death on July 18, 1998.

Maureen was a homemaker, she had made her home in Colon on Palmer Lake for the past 23 years and was a member of the Colon American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. She also attended the St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Colon. Maureen loved to paint and enjoyed arts and crafts.

She is survived by her companion DeForest Wright of Colon; five children, Barbara (John) Harter of Sturgis, Joseph (Sheila) Selvage of Chester, NY, Thomas (Brenda Pagels) Selvage of Sturgis, Debra (David) Mayo of Sturgis and Susan (George) Garl of Colon; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, John (Pat) Stacey of Climax and Daniel J. (Vicky) Stacey of Sturgis; two sisters, Loretta (Stan) Barnell of Sturgis and Cathy Ferguson of Sturgis and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Selvage in 1987; granddaughter Emily Selvage in 2009; and 2 sisters, Mary Lou Cushing and Bernadette Vinton.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, from 5-8 p.m. at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon, where the Rosary Service will be recited at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass for Maureen R. Selvage will be 10: a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Colon with Rev. Fr. Richard Fritz officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.

If desired the family ask that memorials be made in memory of Maureen to the Colon American Legion Post 454. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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