The Reverend Kevin D. Selle

The Reverend Kevin D. Selle

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The Reverend Kevin D. Selle, age 49, died on Monday, August 6, 2018, at Evelyn’s House Hospice in Creve Coeur. From his birth in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 10, 1968, to his death on August 6 he inspired those around him with compassion, faith, and music. Kevin was the son of Kenneth Frederick and Lois Ann (Harrington) Selle and was the youngest of three children. Kevin showed a deep faith in God and a love of music and learning from a very young age. After graduating from Santa Fe High School in Alma, Missouri, he earned his bachelor’s degree in medical technology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Just after graduating from UMKC he married Jacquelin Deane and they moved to St. Joseph, Missouri. After a short time there, Kevin and his wife returned to the Kansas City area where they had their three children and he worked at North Kansas City Hospital as a laboratory supervisor. In 1999 the Selles relocated to the St. Louis area and Kevin worked for 14 years as a laboratory supervisor at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. While working at Barnes, Kevin completed an MBA in Health Care Management and accepted a position as laboratory manager at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis. Additionally, Kevin studied and completed courses at the Episcopal School for Ministry in St. Louis as he prepared for ordination as an Episcopal priest. Kevin returned to Barnes-Jewish Hospital as program manager of laboratory services in 2017 and was ordained to the transitional diaconate in the Episcopal Church in April of this year. Kevin is survived by his wife Jacquelin, his three children Nicholas, Caitlin, and Cristin, his sister Karen (Selle) Sprinkle of Webb City, his brother Kenneth (DuWayne) Selle of Appleton City, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. The Reverend Selle will be remembered for his compassion for others and unwavering faith in God, as well as his love of fishing.

Services: A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Francis’ Episcopal Church, 602 Rockwood Arbor Drive, Eureka, Missouri, with the Right Reverend Wayne Smith, Bishop of Missouri, officiating. The Reverend Dr. Warren Crews will give the homily. Visitation with the family will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the church, and there will be a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in The Reverend Selle’s name to St. Francis’ Episcopal Church or the Humane Society of Missouri.


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  1. Karin Gillham Martin says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Jackie. Prayers for you & your family at this difficult time. He sounds like a wonderful man and I’m sure will be greatly missed.

  2. Sylvia ahmad says:

    Am grateful to have known this man, he was a blessing to us all, God be with his wonderful family at this very sad time.

  3. Anita Ousley says:

    It was a pleasure to know and work with Kevin. I admired his calmness no matter how crazy things got.
    Jackie – sending prayers to you and your family

  4. Linda Hankins says:

    My prayers and condolences are with the Selle Family. Words cannot describe how great of a person Kevin was. He always had a smile on his face and was kind and caring. I as well as many others will miss him. It was truly a Blessing for God to have our paths to cross.

  5. michael KYRIAKOS says:

    I mourn the loss of this kind and decent man. He was always there when he was needed. I pray for his family and know that the good memories will eventually help them in this truly sad time. God bless this good man.

  6. David D. Farris says:

    we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Kelly Chmiel says:

    I am so sorry, Jackie for your loss. ,y prayers are with you and the kids.

  8. Michael Booker says:

    This is a phenomenal loss. Kevin was a kind and decent man who cared about others and gave of himself to those around him. His absence will be felt deeply by those who knew him.

  9. Phyllis Farris Brady says:

    So surprised to hear that Kevin had gone to hospice care. He had a full life and accomplished a lot in his time on earth. Prayers with the family as you grieve.

  10. Jeanette Oberg says:

    My deepest sympathies to Kevin’s family.


    Jeanette Oberg

  11. Juanita Farris says:

    So sorry for your loss but what a wonderful full life he had .

  12. Cory Lawson says:

    There must be a thousand of us who are mourning with you. Everyone loved Kevin and I have been blessed by knowing him.

  13. Don Wagner says:

    I’m sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  14. Ronni Lodato says:

    I am so grateful to have known Kevin, and mourn his loss. He was a lovely person, so kind and hard working and easy to work with. My sincere condolences to his family.

  15. Bud & Andrea Godfrey says:

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all the family

  16. Kathleen O'Reilly says:

    Kevin will be missed, am grateful to have known him. Prayers to the family at this difficult time.

  17. Sara Gibson says:

    I only knew Kevin for a short period of time while he worked at St. Anthony’s, but he was a very soft-spoken, kind gentleman. My prayers are with you and your family.

  18. Anjum Hassan MD says:

    I am grateful to have known Kevin pretty much as long as I have been at BJH. He was polite , always willing to help and the love of God showed in his actions and mannerism. May God grant his family patience at this difficult time. He will be missed dearly.

    Dr. Hassan

  19. Melanie Barbarito says:

    There are no words adequate to express the loss that his death is to the world. A good, sincere, strong man with a beautiful voice. Condolences to Jackie, Cristin, Caitlin, and Nicholas.

  20. Steven vickery says:

    Kevin was an inspiration to the bjc lab. Shortly after he assumed the position of histology supervisor he was determined to recruit more registered histology technicians. Since I had several years as s frozen section technician Kevin offered me an opportunity to study for registration. He formed a class of interested candidates and half of the class became registered HT. I was one of the lucky employees to complete his course and became s registered HT. I am honored to call him my mentor. He paved the way to my career. I will forever be grateful.

  21. Souzan Sanati says:

    My condolences to Kevin’s wife, children, and his entire family. Kevin was a kind soul and one of the nicest people I have worked with. May his soul rest in peace.