Mount Vernon News
  • Joyce Selby

  • November 12, 2010

MOUNT VERNON — Joyce Porter Selby, 87, of Mount Vernon, died Thursday morning, Nov. 11, 2010, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon following an extended illness.

Joyce was born July 13, 1923, in Mount Vernon to Albert and Ethel (Pelton) Porter and had spent her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. She married her World War II veteran sweetheart, Bob Selby, in February of 1945. Joyce worked at Continental Can Co. in Mount Vernon until it closed, then worked for Ashland Oil Co. until her retirement. Although she lived her whole life in the Knox County area, Joyce visited every state in the United States of America including Hawaii and Alaska that she cruised to, in celebration of her 75th birthday.

Surviving are her brother, Richard “Dick” (Shirley) Porter of Mount Vernon; sisters-in-law, Betty Selby of Gahanna and Donna Selby of Mount Vernon; nieces, Nora (Ed) Porter Frazee of Howard, Rhonda (Don) Porter Weeks of Albuquerque, N.M., and Julie Selby Kipp of Mount Vernon; nephews, Billy Selby of Newark, Randy Porter of California, Rusty (Janet) Porter and James (Rhea) Porter of Ohio.

Besides her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Selby; brothers, Ed Porter and Bill Porter; and sisters, Patty Porter and Judith Porter Broderick.

Joyce was a proud and patriotic member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and served 65 years with their auxiliary, selling “Buddy” poppies to help wounded veterans.

Friends may call Monday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. with Minister Daniel Noe officiating. Inurnment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Mount Vernon. To send an online condolence to the family, visit

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Joyce Porter Selby.

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