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Meritha R. Selman

May 6, 1935 — January 31, 2022

Meritha R. Selman, 86, of New Castle passed away Monday, January 31, 2022 at Addison Place in New Castle. She was born May 6, 1935, in Rowan County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Jason and Clara (Thompson) Ritchie.

Meritha worked in the dining room at the Sailors and Soldiers home for over 30 years. She was a member of the American Legion, where she was president of the Ladies Auxiliary. Meritha was an accomplished seamstress and loved to crochet. She enjoyed gardening and being outdoors. But most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Valerie (Steve) Davis of Greens Fork; grandson, Eric (Kodi) Jones; great grandchildren, Kannon, Hadley, Kenzi and Kynna; brothers, Kenneth Ritchie and William “Bill” Ritchie; along with several nieces & nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Franklin Fraley and second husband, Melvin Selman.

Per Meritha’s request there will be no public services. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Memorial contributions can be made to the New Lisbon Christian Church Children’s Ministry Wing PO Box 68 New Lisbon, IN 47366. You may express condolences or share a memory of Meritha at .
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