HARTWICK TWP.\u00a0\u2014\u00a0Leah Mae Seelye, 91, was born in Hartwick Township on June 26, 1924,\u00a0and passed into glory on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Her nickname, "Pug," came from her grandfather, Lemuel Myers. She was raised on a farm in\u00a0Avondale and graduated from Evart High School in 1943. On May 2, 1944, she\u00a0married Vernon Eugene Seelye, the only boy she couldn\u2019t "kneel" in a game of mercy. During\u00a0World War II, Leah built wing de-icers for airplanes while Vern served in the U.S. Navy. After the war, she became a homemaker and mother, raising three children. She loved her Lord\u00a0and Savior from early childhood and was active in Sunday School and Child Evangelism\u00a0Fellowship for many years. In the early years she painted flannelgraph backgrounds and taught\u00a0five-day clubs, making a flannelgraph come to life. She later taught classes at Grove Christian\u00a0School. She and Vern took many mission trips together to countries including Paraguay, Papua New\u00a0Guinea, Romania, France and Venezuela, serving full-time missionaries in the field by working on\u00a0projects and providing encouragement. Leah is survived by her three children, Sandra Wong, of Laingsburg, Gary (Nancy) Seelye, of Bath\u00a0and Jeffrey (Susan) Seelye, of Bath; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon; mother, Alice Grinnell; father, Walter\u00a0Lavern Lambert (who died when Leah was 4); a wonderful stepfather, Ford Grinnell; brothers,\u00a0Cecil Lambert and Leo Lambert; sister, Edith Reedy; and son-in-law, Rick Wong. She will be\u00a0greatly missed. A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, with visitation starting at noon at\u00a0Graham Church, 8920 Britton Road in Laingsburg, with Pastor Mike Hixson officiating.\u00a0A meal and fellowship will follow at Grove Bible Church, located at 6990 Price Road in St. Johns.