Jeanette Snavely, 90, Iola, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Allen County Hospital.
Jeanette was born June 27, 1922, on the family farm south of Humboldt, the daughter of John Henry and Idessa (Michael) Stranghoner. She grew up at Rose and on a farm northwest of Yates Center.
On April 19, 1941, Jeanette married Merle A. Snavely in Iola. They made their home in Idaho a year and then on a farm southwest of Iola. Mr. Snavely preceded her in death Oct. 15, 1989. She moved into town in 1990.
She enjoyed raising her family of eight children, gardening, canning, and caring for her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, John Snavely and wife, Judy, Iola, Marilyn Meservy, Taylor, British Columbia, Canada, Morris “Butch” Snavely, Iola, Charles Snavely, Iola, Ann Born and husband, Ed, Monroe City, Mo., Joe Snavely, Iola, Nancy Ruby and husband, Sam, Iola, and Don Snavely and wife, Vickie, Iola; one sister, Dorothy Hoye, Manhattan; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Shirley Ann Snavely, grandson Justin Snavely, two sisters, Marjorie Stranghoner and Mary Robertson and three brothers, Hadley T. Stranghoner, Sr., H. Walter Stranghoner and Wayne “George” Stranghoner.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Iola.
Burial will be at Iola Township Cemetery east of Piqua.
Memorial choices are Salem, Calvary or Wesley United Methodist churches and can be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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