Joanne Selden, 77, a resident of Oak Park since 1975, died in hospice at Seasons Hospice on April 8, 2021. She loved Oak Park and was a lover of painting. She had an M.S. in Physics from the University of Illinois and worked for City Colleges of Chicago for many years. She was a frequent contributor to the Wednesday Journal Viewpoints section.
She suffered from bipolar disorder her whole life. She was a member of NAMI. She was on dialysis for many years. After a severe stomach ulcer, she gave up on dialysis. She had no children, but Murrell, her husband of 53 years, loved her always.
Joanne requested cremation and bravely said she put her faith in Almighty God beforehand.