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Mrs. Linnea Eloise Saffell
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  • First Presbyterian Church of Richland
    8047 Church Street
    Richland, MI 49083
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  • Reverence Home Health and Hospice
    348 N. Burdick Street
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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    3700 Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50312

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“One of the loveliest ladies I've ever known. My son was blessed by marrying Linnea's beloved granddaughter, Melissa. She was a treasure and his...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Bobbie Schoen - Bowling Green, OH

“Linnea,will be greatly missed from the quilting community. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Sharon Cerovski - Kalamazoo, MI

“Sorry for you lost. I wish I had a change to know her better then I did. She was a loving person. Dennis would tell me stories about when he was...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Connie Saffell - bELLEVILLE, MI

“I am so glad I had a chance to visit mom and say "good bye" Not ever girl gets the chance to be a special daughter to someone so kind,gifted and...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Irene Carter - Southfield, MI

“When I think of Aunt Linnea, many thoughts come to mind, But the most lasting and happy ones are those of my youth. When I think about the many trips...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Steve Kustok - Fircrest, WA

“Linnea was such a caring, giving member of the Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilt Guild. She will be missed!! My thoughts are with you Jennifer and the rest...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Oakes - Portage, MI

“Linnea was a treasured member of her book group. I will miss her smile and kind words. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Roemary Oliver - Kalamazoo, MI

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Linnea E. Saffell, age 86, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 19, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born and raised in Washington state, but lived the majority of her life in Michigan. Linnea was an elementary and art teacher who was enthusiastic about learning and experiencing various cultures and people.

She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (George) Spengler and Joanna (Dennis Schultz) Saffell; granddaughter, Melissa (Nathan) Winner; and daughter-in-law, Connie Saffell. Linnea was preceded in death by her parents, Sture and Wanda Johnson; son, Dennis Saffell; and her former husband, Arliss Saffell.

Linnea had a generous spirit and was involved with the churches of which she was a member and in many community groups.

A memorial service to celebrate Linnea's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church (Richland), 8047 Church Street, Richland, MI with Rev. Dr. Mark W. Jennings, officiating. A luncheon and time of sharing will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Richland (Memorial Fund), the P.E.O. Scholar Award, or Reverence Hospice. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Linnea may be placed at