of Chelsea, Age 89, died Friday, August 26, 2011 at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born October 3, 1921 in Jefferson Township, PA, the daughter of Waldo & Betty Elizabeth (Stevens) Eggers. Betty was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.  She was a longtime resident of Chelsea and an active volunteer in the Chelsea community.

On November 23, 1949, she married E. Russell Severn in West Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, and he preceded her in death on July 3, 1992. Survivors include one son, E. Thomas (Susan) Severn of El Dorado Hills, California; two daughters, Jane Ann (Michael) Westpheling of Austin, Texas and Karen S. (C. Warner) Jackson of Des Moines, Iowa; three grandchildren, Caitlin, Taylor, Eric (Anne); and three sisters, Anne Dowie, Marilyn Simpson, and Janie Graham.

The family will receive friends Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea.  Funeral services will be held Monday, August 29, 10:30 am at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Chelsea,  with Rev. Dale Grimm officiating.  Burial will be at Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1515 S. Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118; Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48103; or the Chelsea Retirement Community, 801 W. Middle St, Chelsea, MI 48118.

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