The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

December 2, 2013

Anna M. Selves


The Joplin Globe

JOPLIN, Mo. — Anna M. Selves, age 86, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Webb City Health & Rehab surrounded by her family.

Anna was born on Nov. 3, 1927, in Joplin, the daughter of Albert and Angeline (Smith) Reed. Anna was a longtime member of Central City Christian Church. Early in her life she worked at Meekers, then as a meat wrapper for Thriftway and various other grocery chains. After retirement in 1982, she worked part time at Ben Franklin Craft Store.

She was married in September of 1942, to Robert Yeakey, he preceded her in death.

She was married in August of 1967, to Richard Selves, he preceded her in death in 1991.  Anna was also preceded by one son,  Morris Lee Yeakey; one daughter, Angela Webb; one brother, Ernest Reed; and her sister, LouElla Warren.

Anna is survived by one son, Richard Yeakey and his wife, Mary Beth, Joplin; three daughters, Bobbie Brown Wooten and her husband, Donald, Joplin, Linda Jones and her husband, Richard, Carthage, Mo. and Anita Miller, Webb City, Mo.; one step-son, Timothy Selves and wife, Rose, Joplin; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. John Atkins, Minister, will officiate. The family will receive friends 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Anna will be cremated with burial at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.