Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home

225 North Main Street, Johnstown, OH


Elsie Selvage

April 16, 1927August 27, 2019

Elsie Selvage, 92, of Round Rock, Texas, was called home to be with the Lord at 3:41 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. She passed peacefully at home after a long and difficult battle with dementia. She was born on April 16, 1927, in Martin County, Kentucky, as the first-born of Winfield and Julia (McCoy) DeLong. Elsie was married nearly 50 years to her beloved husband, Edward. Together, they lived a humble life, devoted to the Lord, until Edward’s passing on August 28, 1996. Elsie was a member of Alder Chapel United Baptist Church of West Jefferson, Ohio. Elsie was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, William; a younger sister, Beulah; and a stillborn daughter, Elisabeth. She is survived by: son, Robert (Sheri Garrett) Selvage of Magnolia, Texas; daughter, Linda (Richard) Samczak of Round Rock, Texas; daughter, Lanita (Robert) Mann of Medina, Ohio; 8 grandchildren; and 9 great –grandchildren. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Monday, September 2, 2019, at Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, 225 North Main Street, Johnstown, Ohio, where the service will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with Elder Charles L. Smith officiating. Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, also in Johnstown. In lieu of flowers, donations in Elsie’s memory may be made to Hope and Grace Hospice, 13740 N. Highway 183, Bldg. H, Unit 1, Austin, Texas 78750-1821.


  • Hope and Grace Hospice


  • Visitation Monday, September 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 3, 2019


Elsie Selvage

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Joan Crum

August 30, 2019

This lady was a Hugh icon in our family.She was there for us after we lost our mother,her sisterBeulah.I never ever heard this lady talk about dying.She would always say What are we gonna do tomorrow.She just wore me out doing anything.And you see ,she was 92 I also remember her saying Welllll.She is so going to be missed,and I hope we as the generation after her can make her proud. love you Aunt Elsie .love and hugs to all the family. Joannie..That is what she called me

Sabrina (Samczak) Irsay

August 30, 2019

My grandmother, Elsie, I called you Mamal. I miss how your crystal blue eyes used to light up when you’d see us grandkids. I miss the way your gentle hands would smooth out a pattern piece on fabric, and the booties you knitted for us. I miss the way you’d laugh when Papal Edward would tease you over worrying, or when you heard little me had thought you definitely invented ham and how I asked at the grocery store for Mamal Meat, causing confusion. I miss your cornbread, like nobody else’s, your stories of farm life growing up, which seemed so full of wonder for me as a little suburban girl. I miss sitting next to you in church and hearing you sing, sweet and low; the sticks of gum you’d pass us kids to keep us occupied. I miss the way you’d say wellll, and shooeee and all of your other sayings that would make me giggle. I miss sneaking into your room to play with your hairbrush and bobby pins. Was thrilled to joy the first time I saw your long hair not in a bun! Your laugh, your warm hugs, those will always be with us in our hearts. But most of all, I am so happy your are with the Lord now, and no longer in any pain.