Newborn baby girl Avenell Opal Selph was born April 13, 2023, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Casey Pence and Stephen Selph. After 30 hours, she passed on April 14, 2023. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at Hillside Cemetery, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made, and service livestreamed at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.
Avenell was preceded in death by her maternal great-great-grandmother, Avenell Moffitt; her maternal great-uncle, Terry Pence; her paternal great-grandparents, Frances and Herb Durbin and Margaret Freeman; and paternal great-uncle, Justin Ward.
Avenell was loved from the beginning by her parents, Casey Pence and Stephen Selph; her maternal grandparents, Rebecca Shearer and Christopher Pence and wife, Theresa; her paternal grandparents, Margaret Selph and Jason Hamm, second grandma, Annie Ward, Andrew Selph and Logan; her maternal great-grandparents, Sherry and Steve Pence and Colette and Harry Shearer; her paternal great-grandparents, Larry and Fairy Watkins and Penny and Gary Selph; her maternal aunts and uncles, Dustin Pence, TT Nicole, Alyssa Sexton, Izzy Pence and Elijah Keita; her paternal aunt and uncles, Brooklyn Selph and Trevor Mullins and Nate Selph; and numerous other relatives and friends.