Thelma Lorene “Pug” Sellers

Thelma Lorene “Pug” Sellers, 73, of Belleville, departed her earthly life and went to meet her Heavenly Father on Monday, April 15, 2013, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her worth is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10.

Lorene, or “Pug”, as she was often referred to, was born on Nov. 20, 1939, to the late Cella C. and Thelma E. Fleak Wright. A 1957 graduate of Parkersburg High School, she married the love of her life, Robert G. “Bob” Sellers on June 12, 1959, and was a member of Hopewell Church of Christ. Lorene was a loving and devoted wife, and stories are plentiful as to how she woke up every morning at the crack of dawn, as she would say, to cook Bob breakfast and pack his lunch before he left for work. Together, they built their life in Belleville and spent the majority of their 53 years of marriage together tending to the farm and the cattle, while raising their only child, a daughter, Beth Ann (Sellers) Harvey. Lorene was a kind woman with a gentle heart and never had a harsh word to say. Not only a wife and a mother, she was also a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a friend and a grandmother; she was everyone’s grandmother. She kissed boo-boos, held hands, gave hugs, wiped tears and never missed an opportunity to say, “I love you.” She was also an excellent cook and not only did no one go hungry at Grandma’s, no holiday was complete without Grandma’s pies. She will be missed more than words can ever describe, but never to be forgotten, she will live on in the hearts and memories of those who loved and cherished her. While the world may have lost a ruby, Heaven gained a diamond.

Preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Harold E. Wright, she is survived by her husband, Robert G. “Bob” Sellers; a daughter, Beth A. Harvey; her son-in-law, Donald S. Harvey, both of Belleville; two grandsons, Brandon R. Harvey of Belleville, and Adam C. Harvey; a granddaughter-in-law, Courtney B. Harvey; and a great-grandson, Alexander “Lex” D. Hinton, son of Adam and Courtney, all of Parkersburg, W.Va. She is also survived by her sisters, Geraldine M. (Dale) Deem and A. Irene Townsend of Belleville; a brother, Darrell L. Wright of Belleville; special friends, Bill, Kelly, Evan and Karena Clark and Mike and Brenda Cunningham; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 5th Street in Parkersburg. Services scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, with Evangelist Randy Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Wadesville Cemetery in Belleville.