The Mount Ayr Record-News, 2008
NOTICE of DEATH.
Nellie Marie SNETHEN, age 87 of Joplin, MO, passed away 4:30 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2008 at a local health care center
after a short illness.
OBITUARY - NELLIE MARIE SNETHEN.
Born February 4, 1921 in Taylor County, IA, she was the daughter of the late Orie D. MERCER and Bessie M. (CURRY) MERCER.
She moved to Joplin in 1985, moving from Wichita, KS, where she had lived since 1957. Employed by the Wichita School
System for over 22 years, she was head of the cafeteria meat department at Wichita High School West, where her husband also
worked. She was a member of South Joplin Christian Church.
She married Jack Elisha SNETHEN on August 2, 1941 in King
City, MO. He preceded her in death March 31, 1996.
Four siblings also preceded her, Marion JETER, Edwin MERCER, Elgin
BISBEY and Cecil MERCER.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda CORLETT of Joplin; a brother, Billy B. MERCER and wife Norma
of Creston, IA; four grandchildren, Charla WILSON and husband Tom of Wichita, Tamra BROWN and husband David of Joplin,
Robin RICHEY and Doyle RICHEY, both of Joplin; seven great-grandsons, Nobbie, Thomas, Christopher, Bradlee, Andrew, Garrett
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 19th at Parker Mortuary.
Graveside services in Mt. Ayr, IA will be Monday, April 21st at Rose Hill Cemetery [Mount Ayr].
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
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