Patricia Joan Snapp, 86, of Bellefontaine, passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 9, 2019, at Lima Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.
She was born in Harper on April 21, 1932, to the late Donald and Opal Barcus Cornelius.
Pat married the love of her life, Howard H. Snapp on July 4, 1950, and he preceded her in death March 27, 1996, after 46 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by a brother Jack D. Cornelius, for whom she cared for 42 years, sisters-in-law, Wilda Hayes and Avis Nicholas; brothers-in-law, Richard Snapp, Dwight Snapp, Tom Hayes and Bob Nicholas.
Pat is survived by her daughter, Debra (Jerry) Newman of Huntsville; a sister, Dixie (Bob) Shoffner of Bellefontaine; a nephew, David (Janelle) Shoffner of Huntsville; grandson, Zak Newman of Radnor; granddaughter, Chassie (John) Schwemer of Kenton; greatnephews and niece Kyle, Kale and Kelly Shoffner; great-granddaughters, Josie and Callie Schwemer and Gretchen Newman; brothers-in-law, Emerson (Sheila) Snapp of Huntsville, Dale (Dorothy) Snapp of Bellefontaine, Wilbur (Indy) Snapp of Georgia, Ron (Judy) Snapp of Findlay; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Snapp of Russells Point, Donna Voorhies of Huntsville and Madeline “Bunny” Snapp of Rhode Island; and special friends and neighbors Mark and Brenda Easton of Bellefontaine.
Pat graduated from Rushsylvania High School in 1950. She was a lifelong member of the Harper Methodist Church. She worked at DAB for several years. Howard and Pat, along with Emerson and Sheila Snapp, owned Huntsville Grain and she did the bookkeeping until their retirement. Pat loved to mow, work in her flower beds and take care of her home.
Pastor Bryan Meadows officiates a funeral service at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine, following visitation that begins at 1 p.m. Burial is in Harper Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Dr., Memphis, TN 38105.
Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.