Sellers was a remarkable woman and a wonderful
friend to many. Her accomplishments were
more than one can write in an obituary. Most
of the genealogy community had the privilege
of meeting Betty in the late 1990's when she
got involved in internet genealogy.
Betty, along with other notable names, was
among the first in the GenWeb community.
Betty started the
Gen Web Project
and served as its first
State Coordinator and would also serve a later
term as well. She also served as several
county coordinators in Indiana as well as her
home place of Trigg County, Kentucky and other
neighboring counties including Christian
County, Kentucky. Betty wrote several
genealogy books and helped so many with the
vast records she kept and the wealth of
knowledge she possessed. She loved
helping people in any way she could.
She, along with other friends in the genealogy
community, held workshops teaching people how
to do internet genealogy.
Her accomplishments extended beyond her
genealogical works. Betty loved to
paint, quilt, crochet and knit. She loved her family and her friends, near and
far. She was a dear friend and she will
be truly missed by all who knew
Jane Freeman Sellers, 77, passed away
December 20, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in
Evansville. She was born March 25, 1937 in
Cadiz, KY the daughter of Thomas and Hazel
Betty was a
member of the Mt. Vernon General Baptist
Church and JOY Class. She worked in the
church’s ministries as choir member, Sunday
School teacher, Guild Girls mission group
leader, VBS, Children’s Choir, Children’s
Church, was a Kentucky Colonel and a past
Girl Scout Leader. Betty worked in the
family propane gas business and other area
offices. She was a hobby genealogist and
wrote family genealogy books, set up
genealogy websites and contributed to the
GENWEB project. She taught Tole Painting
classes at the L&S Craft shop in Mt
Vernon and passed along her love of
embroidery, quilting, crochet and knitting
She was preceded
in death by her parents and her husband,
William H. “Bill” Sellers in 2004.
She is survived
by her daughters, Margie (David) Waible of
Poseyville, IN and Dianna Sellers of
Summerville, SC; sons, Tom Sellers of Mt.
Vernon, IN and Jon (Melissa) Sellers of
Evansville, IN; grandchildren, Brady and
Jesse Waible, Jim, Brandon and Tyler
Sellers, Stephanie, Jon Michael, Samantha
and Paul Sellers; and 6 great-grandchildren.
Service will be
held at 10:00 am Tuesday, December 23, 2014
at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. Mt.
Vernon, IN with Rev. Matt Watson officiating
and burial to follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
be held from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Monday,
December 22, 2014 at the funeral home.
The family would
like to make a special thank you to Dr.
Rice, Dr. Sutton, Mt. Vernon Nursing &
Rehab, and the home healthcare nurses and
therapists for their support and care.
contributions may be made to Kentucky
Historical Society or to the Mt. Vernon
General Baptist Church.