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Cape Gazette CAPE LIFE TUESDAY, JULY 1- THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014 15 Obituaries )) Joan Selleck, compassionate to others Joan Selleck, 92, of Brandywine Assisted Living in Rehoboth Beach, formerly of Kennett Square, Pa., passed away Thurs- day, June 26, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. She was born Nov. 7, 1921, in Black- pool, England, daughter of the late Clarence and Lilly ( son) Dickinson. Mrs. Selleck spent her child- hood in Blackpool. When she became of age, she served with the British Women's Army Aux- iliary Corps (WAAC) in London, England, during World War II where she (a modern-day cou- gar) met a younger U.S. Army paratrooper who had been injured in battle and sent to Lon- don for recovery. She often said, "He couldn't get away fast enough," and so became his war bride in 1946, leaving her family and friends be- hind for a new life in the United States. They settled in Chester Coun- ty, Pa. Proudest moments in Mrs. Selleck's life were becoming a United States citizen in the late 1950s and learning how to drive at the age of 59. Until age 88, she was chauffeuring "older" friends around town. For over 30 years, Mrs. Selleck worked as a shopkeeper at Woodward Farms in Men- denhall, Pa., where she also sold her home- Joan Selleck made baked goods, includ- ing her famous chiffon cakes and cinnamon coffee cakes. Also Mrs. Selleck, along with her teenage daughters, began a babysitting service at the going rate of 50 cents an hour. She continued to care for young families well into her 80s. She was one of the most caring individuals, and her concern for others was such a great example for all who met her during her life in Kennett and at Brandy- wine. Mrs. Selleck was a dedicated member of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Mendenhall, as well as the Kennett Square Senior Cen- ter and Kennett Grange. After moving to Brandywine, she was active in card games, Mexican train, bingo (her fa- vorite), the kindness committee and was the chosen PR person to potential residents, entertain- ing them in her apartment with all the highlights of assisted living. She attended Epworth United Methodist Church with her family. Frame Specials Lens Sale % This winter, she learned how to knit neck scarves that turned out in all shapes, sizes and color combinations which were gra- ciously received by Epworth's Stitchers of Love Ministry. Mrs. Selleck was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew her kindness, generos- ity and helping hand. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Selleck was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Selleck in 1980. She is survived by her two daughters: Brenda Sadler of North Pole, Alaska, and Jeanie Polly and her husband Brian of Lewes; and her three grandchil- dren: Drew Polly and his wife Angela of Charlotte, N.C., Lauren Pollyof San Francisco, Calif., and Matthew Sadler of North Pole. All services are private. Ar- rangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Cre- matorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Selleck's memory to Dela- ware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963, or Bethany Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 17, Mendenhall, PA 19357. )Sign online guestbooks at: imllhmeralhomes,om shortlh,com Discover Bank. Where every customer is a neighbor. Celebrating over 100 years of service in Sussex County! Banking Hours Lobby Drive Thru Monday-Friday 9:00AM-6!00PM 8:30AM-6:OOPM Salurday 8:30,v-1:00PM 8:30AM-1:00PM Star-Spangled Trunk Show July I st thru 9 th Enjoy Discounts, Food, Snacks,. Beverag & Giveaways Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach 302-226-8800 Visit us at We welcome outside prescriptions. Irl Sterlinq O00mAb "With lens purchase ?With frqme purchase. Not valid wilh any othe offers, discoLJnts coupons or insurance proglams Other restFictJons may apply. See store fo details Limited tilne only Rices subject to change without notice.