Nellie Gloris Whittet, 75, of Macomb passed away on August 26th, 2021 at her home. Nellie was born on August 29, 1945 in South Haven Kansas to Carl and Emily Posey.
Nellie married Tommy Whittet on June 20, 1975. They made their home in Macomb where they have lived the last 35 years.
She spent many years working as a housekeeper at Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority at the University of Oklahoma and Macomb School. Nellie had many interests and hobbies including going to garage sales, sitting on her front porch watching her hummingbirds and chickens, and attending all of her children and grandchildren’s school activities. She loved getting her hair and nails done and wearing all of her blingy jewelry. She was known for going over the top for every birthday and holiday, especially Christmas. The love and passion for her interests and hobbies could not match the love she had for her family. She was happiest with a loud house full of her kids and grandkids.
Nellie was loved by all who knew her. One of her greatest joys was being involved at Macomb School where she attended hundreds of ball games. Nellie was known as Nana to many of the students and members of the Macomb community. She loved cheering on the Hornets and working in the concession stand.
Nellie is survived by her husband Tommy Whittet, of Macomb, Daughter and son in law Julie and Emmett McNutt of Macomb, Son and daughter in law Robin and Penny Rucker of Shawnee, Son and daughter in law Tom and Michelle Rucker of Macomb, Son and daughter in law Mike and Mariah Whittet of Shawnee, Son Herb Hasbell of Tecumseh and son Monty Whittet of Wanette. She is also survived by grandchildren DonNell and Matt Riggs,, Chelsea and Chris Johnston, Emmett McNutt, Kayla and Gonzalo Carreon, Carley and Julio Serna, Kelsea Hasbell and Brady Chandler, Travis Rucker, Alexa and Alyvia Whittet, Ty and Evie Whittet , and Samantha Ricketts.. She was survived by great grandchildren Cashion and Chasley Johnston, Corbin and Carson Riggs, Braylon Nease, Liam and Braxton Serna, G Flores, Camilo Carreon, Payton and Ryan Ricketts. Also survived by Brother in law Tom Collins, sisters in law Vivian Posey, and Beverly Gould, sister Gayle Oller, and brother and sister in law David and Ellen Whittet.
She is preceded in death by parents Carl and Emily Posey, sisters Carlene Posey, Joy Collins and Julia Minor, brothers Mike Posey, James “Poz” Posey, and Bill Posey. Sister and brother in law Claudine and Larry Whittet, nieces Judy Bell Ancell and Suzie Christiansen, nephews Rick Halley, Barry Halley, Jay Collins and Mike Minor.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Kanaa, Dr. Ryan Aldrich, and Dr. Ryan Dennis for the care she received over the last 6 years. Special thanks to extra care given by nieces Tammy Cooper, Sherry Stone and Debra Cassaday.
Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Cooper Funeral Home. Service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 30, 2021 at Still Meadows Event Center in Macomb Charlie Clem and Ira Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie View Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh. Please join the celebration of Nellie’s life through Cooper Funeral Home’s Facebook page for live streaming of the service.
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