Alita K. Sellers-Rote

May 4, 1949May 9, 2019

Dr. Alita K. Sellers-Rote, 70, of Parkersburg, died May 9, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA after a long-term illness. Alita was born May 4, 1949 in Huntington, WV to R.L. and Aneth Sellers. She was a life-long nursing educator, having taught at Alderson Broaddus, West Penn, and then ultimately becoming Director of Nursing at WVUP. An active member of Fairlawn Baptist Church, Alita devoted her life to God; she served on the board of the Good Samaritan Clinic and volunteered extensively in the community. Alita is survived by her husband, Chuck; children, Joshua and Carrie (Ben); her sister, Jan Kinder (Art); nieces, Joy Kinder (Brian), Beth Edwards, as well as many more beloved nieces and nephews. Alita was preceded in death by her parents, R.L. and Aneth Sellers; brothers, Sonny and Russell; sister, Carolyn and brother-in-law, Larry Edwards. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 14th from 6 pm to 8 pm and Wednesday, May 15th from 10 am until noon at Fairlawn Baptist Church, 215 Fairlawn Dr, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Funeral services will follow Wednesday’s visitation at Fairlawn Baptist Church. Private graveside services for the family will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 3901 Briscoe Road, Parkersburg, WV 26104. Online tributes may be made at


  • Charles Rote, Husband
  • Joshua and Carrie (Ben), Children
  • Jan (Art) Kinder, Sister
  • Joy (Brian) Kinder, Niece
  • Beth Edwards, Niece
  • R. L. Sellers, Father (deceased)
  • Aneth Sellers, Mother (deceased)
  • Sonny Sellers, Brother (deceased)
  • Russell Sellers, Brother (deceased)
  • Carolyn Sellers, Sister (deceased)
  • Larry Edwards, Brother-in-law (deceased)


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Alita K. Sellers-Rote

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Linda Jo Shelek

May 10, 2019

Alita was Nursing Director at Parkersburg when I became Nursing Director at WVNCC. She always mentored me and I will be forever grateful for her kindness and friendship.