Mrs. Beverly Sitckman Selby

Mrs. Beverly Sitckman Selby

Died: May 17, 2021
Charleston, WV

Mrs. Beverly Sitckman Selby

Died: May 17, 2021
Charleston, WV


Beverly Stickman Selby died on Monday, May 17, surrounded by her loving family after an over two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born and raised in West Virginia, she was an attorney who most recently served as the Kanawha County Trail Court Administrator. A proud graduate of the University of West Virginia Law School, Beverly passionately began her career as an Assistant Prosecutor in Monongalia County. Thereafter, Beverly moved to Charleston, took a position with Legal Aid, worked as the Charleston Police Department’s Attorney/Liason, and instructed Police Academy cadets. Beverly became an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney serving the citizens of Kanawha County, focusing on consumer affairs. Later, Beverly was an advocate for juvenile victims, families, and female victims of criminal behavior. Beverly courageously championed the needs of underserved and underrepresented populations. She continued her legal career in private practice and distinguished herself by aggressively pursuing women’s issues and providing multiple women’s resources. As the Kanawha County Trial Court Administrator, she was responsible for coordinating all of the courts serving Kanawha County. This position included purchasing, providing attorneys for indigent clients, and personnel matters.
Beverly is survived by her son Dan Selby and his wife Antoinette; daughter Emily Selby-Nelson and her husband Patrick; three grandchildren Declan, Jameson, and Scarlett Selby; sisters, Elizabeth Rudiger and Evelyn Goldsmith (Harold) and brother, John Stickman (Tina); mother Barbara Ruth Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Beverly had a unique manner of love and attention to her family and others, who were embraced as the same. Beverly will be remembered for her generosity, calm strength, ethical wisdom, and her drive to be there for anyone in need of guidance and support.

Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, in the narthex of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A funeral mass will follow at 10 a.m. Before her passing, Beverly requested that donations be made to the March of Dimes or Hubbard Hospice House in lieu of flowers.

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Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.


  • Date & Time: May 20, 2021 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
  • Venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • Location: Leon Sullivan Way Charleston , WV 25301

Mass of Christian Burial

  • Date & Time: May 20, 2021 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • Location: Leon Sullivan Way Charleston , WV 25301

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10 responses to Mrs. Beverly Sitckman Selby

  1. Cathy Gatson says:

    On behalf of the Kanawha County Circuit Clerk’s Office, we extend our deepest sympathy upon Beverly’s passing. Beverly was a devoted advocate for the 13th Judicial Circuit, trusted counsel and a respected leader whose guidance and friendship will be greatly missed by all. Prayers for peace and comfort to her beloved family and friends.

  2. I am so sorry to learn of Bev’s passing. I worked with her over the years on women’s issues and then later in my role with of Legal Aid. She was funny and kind, with a passionate heart for justice. She leaves behind a legacy of activism, fighting for fairness in the justice system through her roles as prosecutor, teacher, lawyer and advocate. Rest in peace Beverly.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Bev’s passing. I worked for her for 10 1/2 years and she always came in with a smile on her face. I really enjoyed working for her. We share the same birthday and we always called ourselves the “Birthday Twins.” She will truly be missed. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for Grandma, Little Dan, Tony (and your young family) Emily, Patrick, Crystal and the rest of the family. Love and prayers — Charlotte.

  4. Brian Farkas says:

    I was sad to read about Bev’s passing. Our paths first crossed when she was an assistant prosecuting attorney in Kanawha County and I was a young reporter at the Daily Mail. Over the years we didn’t see each other much, but when we did she always had a smile on your face. My condolences.

  5. Leah Bostic says:

    To Emily and Danny, and to all of Bev’s family: My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I worked for Bev for a number of years in an office setting and then, later, in my home. She was great to work with and we had a lot of lunches together. One great gift she gave me was teaching me all about sushi. I enjoy it often, but would never had tried it if it were not for Bev. Rest in peace, Bev; I miss you already.

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