My Mother, June Kraft Moser, raised five children in Morton Grove, IL. I suspect she met Dr. Selbe while they both attended Northwestern University in the early 1950's. She entrusted all her children to Dr. Selbe's care, and I have fond memories of her gentle nature as she tended to my teeth. I loved going to her home office in Glenview, and playing outside in the woods in the backyard while waiting for my Sisters to finish up their appointments. I was always very excited when I made the "No Cavities Club", and got my picture taken and posted on the bulletin board.
One day, while playing baseball, I took a fastball to the face, knocking out my front tooth. Even though it was a Sunday, My Mother called Dr. Selbe. "Do you have the tooth", she asked. My Mother responded "yes", and Dr. Selbe just said "bring him in and bring the tooth". We scrambled to her office, and she replanted the adult tooth with an artificial root. It held for many, many years.
I will never forget her.
I am so sorry for your loss, and my prayers are with all of you.
Northwestern, MA 1986