Nettie V. (Kennobie) Millage


July 1, 1930 - March 18, 2016


Nettie V. (Kennobie) Millage was born July, 1 1930 to Androus and Mary (Krause) Kennobie on the homestead east of Reliance, SD.  She was the 10th born of 12 children.  She attended country school in Reliance through the sixth grade.  She was a member of the Chamberlain Auxiliary until she went into the Brady Nursing home in Mitchell, SD where she passed on April 18th, 2016. 

Nettie was an extremely hard working woman; she was a cook for many years in many different establishments.  She was also a care giver for anyone in need or less fortunate, she always looked out for the underdog.  She was willing to do whatever she could, save pop tabs, do laundry; she loved to cook for anyone who would eat it!  She hated to be late for anything and could put you back on your heels in an instance with a tongue lashing if she felt you needed it.  Nettie absolutely loved to play cards, every year she could be found at the legion playing pitch for turkeys and hams or she loved to play any kind of cards with anyone who asked.  She would even play solitaire when she had nothing else to do.  She also loved to dance and sing, she could out walk anyone, and she was always on the run until her legs could no longer carry her.  She was notorious for giving people nicknames even if she just met you.   She lived life to the fullest and to this life she brought five loving children:  Edward (Eddie), Bernadine (Bernie), Anita (Needles), Paul (Lil Pauley) and Ginger (Gin); 17 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by many family members, friends and loved ones.   She may be gone, but never forgotten and forever in our hearts, and now she is Home and at Peace!  


None Scheduled


Friday, July 1, 2016
2:00 PM
Reliance Methodist Church
Reliance, South Dakota


Reliance Cemetery
Reliance, South Dakota

Posted by Albert Smith on June 23, 2016
Nettie brought a lot of fun and good times to My Dad Ted Young's life and kept everything going and going. She was a firecracker and her favorite saying when asked how she was doing "Any better and I would have a Runaway" She added years to our Dads life. A great family that always made us feel a part of it. We would like to be there for the July 1 gathering to see everyone as have been to several. Miss You! Al & Joan Smith
Posted by Mary Kay and Fred Black on March 19, 2016
Our sympathy is extended to all the family. We are so happy that Nettie was a big part of our family's life -- especially for our dad -- Ted Young for 10 years. Dad and Nettie were a good fit for each other. I have always been so thankful for how wonderful all of Nettie's children were to Dad. Nettie and her family appeared in my dad's life at a time when he was so lonely after the death of my step-mother Corky. They had a lot of fun times together. I was always remember all the wonderful holidays we had together with Nettie and Dad here at our house in Florence and all the card games we played. Give Dad a hug from us Nettie -- and I know Dad enjoyed more years of life because of you and your loving family. Our sympathy. Thanks Bernie for calling us.
Posted by Ardell on March 19, 2016
My deepest sympathies to all of you. Nettie was a character and I loved her dearly. I will miss our phone chats.
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