Warren – Connie Herbert Ellwood Selby, 88, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown.
She was born November 25, 1931, in Athens, Ohio the daughter of William Henry and Dorothea Jones Herbert.
She was a graduate of Athens High school, in Athens, Ohio. She attended Ohio University, where she was a member of the Chio Omega sorority. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing (cum laude), and a Masters Degree in Interpersonal Communications and served for years as assistant editor, Ohio University Medical Newsletter. She was also a RN diploma graduate, Kaiser Hospital, Oakland, CA with an award for scholastic proficiency and all-around excellence. She received a Psychiatric Nursing Certification, 1997, and Thanatology Certification, 1998, Mount Ida College, Newton, MA.
She was Associate Director of Nurses, Harding Hospital, Worthington, OH, 1989 – 1996, and director of Behavioral Health, Newport, RI, 1996 – 2000, where she developed a hospital-wide bereavement program. She was a member of chiomega Alumni of Youngstown, OH, The American Nurses Association and a member of the Ohio Medical Corp. She sang in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church choir and was a Dominican Associate.
She is survived by her children: Carol (Fred) Kerr, of Conifer, CO; Patrick (Denise) Ellwood, Orinda, CA; Mary Catherine (Nestor) Stychno, Deerfield, FL; Marianne (Howard) Davis, Worthington, OH; Christina (Paul) Lindstrom, Alameda, CA; Diane (David) Canepari, Middletown, RI; Richell Ellwood, Moon Township, PA; and Bill (Michael) Ellwood, Niles, OH. Also, her grandchildren Taylor, Haldon and Sorren Lindstrom; Mrlissa, Ashley, Amber, Brianna, and Emily Ellwood; Jake and Sophia Canepari; and Ronnie Ellwood, and a sister Carolyn Herbert Smith, Jacksonville, FL.
She was preceded in death by her twin brother William Henry Herbert, parents and her former husband, Richard Ellwood.
Those attending the calling hours are encouraged to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Family and friends may call Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 10:00 to 10:30 at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.
A service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made Connie’s name to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish 3532 Burton St. SE, Warren, Ohio 44484 or a charity of your choice.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook, and send condolences to Connie’s family.
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Cleveland Clinic Foundation
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
2532 Burton St., Warren OH 44484