Karen Selby

Karen Selby

Karen Sue (Mott) Selby of Alamo Township, Michigan, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 7, 2013 at her home. Karen was born July 21, 1954 in Plainwell, Michigan to Robert B. and Barbara J. (Jager) Mott.

For 25 years she was employed at Life Care Center of Plainwell, retiring in 2003. Karen enjoyed cooking, playing cards, a bit of the casino, animals and spending time with her grandchildren. On March 21, 1986 in Alamo she married Lyle A. Selby.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Wanda (Mott) Folk and Judy Mott.

She is survived by her husband, Lyle A. Selby; her children, Mykel Breck, Sarah (Mike Mazur) Selby, Nicky (Brock Morris) Selby; step-children, Jen (Ken) Arendt, Aric (Anita) Selby and Danielle (Skip Thompson) Selby; 10 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild; siblings, Karl (Linda) Mott and Bonnie (Duane) Ketchum; several nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and burial of ashes will take place at Green Bower Cemetery, Alamo Township, Friday, January 11, 2013, at 4:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in memory of Karen toward her headstone may be made directly to Lyle Selby, 10193 N. 12th St., Kalamazoo, MI  49009.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Tammy Pfau Leonard says:

    Karen Karen Karen….my Dear ~ Childhood friend.
    Rest in Pease …. I still remember those days so fondly.


  2. Tina Michaud says:

    Mom i will really miss u so much, I am so lucky to get to know you and ur family, my family. I will forever miss our long talks on the phone sometimes it was just for shit’s and giggles other times it was about the bullshit in our lives, we laughed we cried and always ended the call with i love u, Karen we weren’t ready to say goodbye but it’s not goodbye it’s i’ll see ya later. U will be forever missed and will never be forgotten.
    I LOVE U


  3. Sally Merrill Perrin says:

    Selby family, Lyle so sorry for your loss. Lifting the family up in pray.


  4. Bernice Brown says:

    Lyle, So sorry for your loss. I had the privelige to work with Karen at LifeCare Center, in Plainwell. She was a warm wonderful friend and please know you and your family are in my prayers. I know some of your feeling of loss as I lost my life mate , husband , recently too. Sincerely, Bernice

  5. Mark Zimmer says:

    I really enjoyed r\the years we worked together at the nursing home. I was fortunate to be her charge nurse. Not only was her care of the residents great, she was also a wonderful person to work with.

  6. Tonia (Leonard) Forney says:

    So sorry for your loss….

  7. Bob Miles says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. We are in Florida so unable to attend viewing. My thoughts are with you.

  8. D says:

    My sincere condolences to your family during this time of sorrow, may loving family and friends help you in the days ahead to cope with the loss of Karen. At times like these, we can draw comfort from God’s promises in the Bible. At Revelation 21:3, 4 God has promised to wipe out all our tears and eliminate our pain and death. And at John 5:28, 29 God promises a resurrection back to life in the near future. Jesus said, “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”

  9. Dave & Diane Quarry says:

    So sorry for your loss. We have you and your family in are prayers. May God keep you and bless you through these times.

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