of Chelsea, MI, age 91, died Sunday, October 11, 2020 at her home. She was born September 2, 1929 in Saginaw, MI, the daughter of Edwin F. & Irene (Yokuty) Greenleaf.
Nettie was a member of Chelsea First United Methodist Church. She volunteered over 6000 hours at Chelsea Community Hospital, and was Auxiliary President from 1988-1989. Nettie worked with her husband Pete in their home business. She loved playing solitaire, reading, and traveling. Nettie liked golfing at many different courses. Every year they spent their winters on Estero Island off of Ft. Myers, FL. The most important thing in her life was her family.
On Nov. 8, 1947, she married Peter J. Severn, and he survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Sandra (William) Kulenkamp of Chelsea; grandchildren, Kristie Centilli, James Scott Centilli (Becky Raines), Laura (Robert) Hoshaw, and Michael (Tammy) Kulenkamp; great-grandchildren, Isabella Centilli, Gavin Centilli, Dylan Raines, Max Raines, Matthew (Tammi) Miller, Christopher Miller, Evan (Catie) Hoshaw, Joseph Richards, Laura Richards, Ashten (Adam) Metzger, Nicholas Kulenkamp, Sabrina Mckenzie and Nicholas McKenzie; four siblings, Edwin (Kathy) Greenleaf of Chelsea, Lottie “Dolly” (Walter) Moore of Ft Myers, FL, Basil (Gloria) Greenleaf of Clinton, Jeanne Shilling of Ft Myers, FL; a brother-in-law, Fred Severn; a sister-in-law, Betty Greenleaf; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, John Greenleaf of Brandon, FL; a sister, Marjorie Miller; and her parents.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 16, at the Chelsea First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Joy Barrett officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Chelsea. The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel on Thursday, October 15th. Due to COVID restrictions, please call Cole Funeral Chapel at 734-475-1551 to schedule a time for viewing or reserve a spot at the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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