Mom of the Month for July

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Mom of the Month for July has been chosen.

Ellen McConnell's family nominated her because sh'es a great mother. She has one son, a daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.

Her three granddaughters like to call her Meme. McConnell had no idea a WTAP news crew was coming to surprise her with a beautiful bouquet from Crown Florals.

She says being a good mother takes selflessness.

"I was surprised. I had idea what they were doing. This is great. I love it. I just do what I do because I want to. I don't expect any recognition for it. It was really great. Awesome," said McConnell.

"We love to spend time with her and go swimming and stuff," said Haven Deem, her graddaughter.

She also got a certificate for a free massage from New Image Aesthetics Med Spa.

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