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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, April 09, 1981

OBITUARY ~ ANNABELLE SNODGRASS

Annabelle SNODGRASS, 68, a resident of Centerville six years, who resided at 1005 East Bank Street, passed away very unexpectedly at her home early Wednesday evening, March 25, 1981. She had been ill six months.

Born June 29, 1912 near Benton, Iowa, she was the daughter of Albert Marion and Carrie Alice STEVENS JONES. She was graduated from Diagonal High School and taught one year in Cornith school.

On December 16, 1930 she married Boyd Wayne ETHINGTON in Corning, Iowa, and he preceded her in death July 5, 1957. She lived on farms in Ringgold county until moving to Centerville and for 16 years she served as a secretary for the Grand Valley School District in Kellerton.

On June 30, 1974, she was united in marriage with Marvin SNODGRASS in Kellerton, Iowa. He survives.

Mrs. SNODGRASS was an active member of the Methodist Church; the Esther Circle; the Hospital Auxiliary; Does; Beta Study Club and the Kellerton Rebekah Lodge.

Her parents, four brothers, Ralph, Homer, Zell and Wade; one sister, Lois LEMLEY, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Patricia) FOX, Carter Lake, Iowa, Mrs. Lloyd (Carol Ann) REED, Des Moines; three sons, Marion ETHINGTON, Bondurant, Iowa, Jack ETHINGTON, Des Moines, Jim ETHINGTON, Saudi, Arabia; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Alfred (Carolyn) BAUMAN, rural route one, Centerville, Mrs. Gary (Sharon) LUST, Iowa City, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Alma PINE, Lincoln, Nebraska; four sisters-in-law, Nine JONES, Bessie PERRY, Madge VARNER and Velma ERDEL.

Funeral services were held Satuday, March 28, 1981 at the First United Methodist church, Centerville, Iowa, with the Rev. Bill BALLARD, pastor of the church officiating.

Committal services and burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Diagonal Cemtery, south of Diagonal, Iowa. A memorial to the organ fund to the First Methodist Church was established. The Miller-Wehrle Funeral Home in Centerville was in charge of arrangements. Visitation was Friday evening from 7 to 8 p.m.

Thank you for the memories Mother
As the time has come to part
We shall remember them always
And cherish them in our heart.

The gentle hands folded in rest
A voice he loved is still
A place is vacant in our lives
Which never can be filled.

How much we all did love you
With your gentle loving ways
Never complaining, always cheerful
Even in your failing days.

You have touched the lives of many
In the sharing of your love.
Now, God has touched your life and beckoned
To your heavenly home above.

~ Bessie Perry, Mount Ayr, Iowa
a sister-in-law of Annabelle Snodgrass.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2012

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