CENTERBURG — Bertha Ellen Selby, 79, of Centerburg, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.

She was the former owner of Selby’s Marathon in Centerburg, a member of Milford Church of Christ and the Centerburg Senior Center and longtime volunteer with the Old Time Farming Festival.

Bertha was a friendly, kind, giving, caring person, who loved her family and friends unconditionally. She would donate her time tutoring school children and volunteering at St. Ann’s Hospital to support breast cancer survivors. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, especially baking pies and flower gardening.

She was born March 2, 1940 in Fedscreek, KY to the late Vernard and Jane (Slone) Michael.

She was also preceded in death by husband, Ralph Selby; grandson, Daniel Silcott; brother, Ercel Michael; sister, Ethel Stacy.

Survived by loving husband, Thomas N. Wood; devoted daughters and sons-in-law, Debra K. and Joel Kellar of Westerville, Kristi S. and Jason Litzenberg of Powell; step children, Tim (Robin) Wood, Becky (Doug) Thompson, all of Centerburg; grandchildren, Brooke (Tim) Firlik of Plain City, Chadd Temple of Westerville, Andrew Litzenberg of Powell; sister, Sue (Lee) Fuller of Fedscreek, KY; 6 great-grandchildren; 8 step-grandchildren.

Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. Ohio 61, Sunbury.

The funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Milford Church of Christ, 3648 Johnstown Road, Centerburg, with Pastor Kevin Moreland officiating. Interment is in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Milford Church of Christ in Bertha’s memory. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Bertha’s family. Please visit to share a memory or condolence with the family.


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