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Dorothy L. Snell

Dorothy L. Snell

   Dorothy Lee Snell, 87 of Louisiana Missouri died Friday, January 11, 2008, at Lynn’s Heritage House in Louisiana.

   The daughter of Melvel M. and Irma Mae (Richardson) Brees, she was born October 11, 1920 in Edina, Missouri. She was a 1937 graduate of the Knox County High School. She attended Northeast Missouri State Teacher College and graduated from Chillicothe Business College in 1940. On August 14, 1941 at the Methodist Church in Edina, Missouri she was united in marriage to Robert W. Snell. She taught school at Knox City High School and worked for the Missouri Press Association. She then worked for Fessler Chevrolet from 1957 to 1977.

   Dorothy was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, Knox County Extension Club, Coterie Club, American Legion Auxiliary and the First United Methodist Church.

   Dorothy is survived by her children, Randall L. Snell of Clarksville, Missouri, Barbara K. Green of Urbandale, Iowa and Brent R. Snell and wife Karen of Cobden, Illinois; five grandchildren, Matthew Snell, Jenna (Snell) Baechle, Jacque (Green) McCurdy, Angela Green and Stephen Green; seven great grandchildren, Kaleb, Katherine and Logan Baechle, Elizabeth Scanlon, Samuel McCurdy, Lillie McCurdy and Catie Scanlon; and two sisters, Bonnie Switalski and husband Roland of South Bend, Indiana and Joanne McFarland and husband Charles of Kirksville, Missouri.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert on June 16, 2004, her parents, and two sisters, Iris Moore and Helen McElfresh.

   A graveside service and interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at Park View Memorial Gardens with Reverend Jim Robinson officiating.

   Visitation with the family will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, 2100 E. Shepherd Ave., Kirksville, MO 63501.

   Memorials in memory of Dorothy can be made to the First United Methodist Church or Pike County Hospice of Bowling Green. Memorials can be left at or sent to the funeral home.