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Ellwood L. "Woody" Snell

Battle Creek

Ellwood L. "Woody" Snell, 86, of Battle Creek passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. He was born on February 11, 1929, in Battle Creek the son of Wilbur A. and Donna (Riddle) Snell. Woody was a graduate of Lakeview High School. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the 330th Field Artillery Battalion. He was discharged as a Sergeant First Class. Woody was previously employed by the AB Stove Co. and later by the Kellogg Company for 20 years retiring in 1988. Woody married the former Mary Jane Thiesen. She proceeded in death in 1989. Woody married the former Carol (Emswiler) Titus on March 2, 1996. She survives him. Woody was an avid hunter and enjoyed hunting trips out west with his son. Woody loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting snakes, turtles and frogs with his granddaughter and was known as a sun worshipper. He was also fond of camping, traveling to Florida with his daughter and spending time with his grandchildren. He had a deep friendship and shared a love of the outdoors with Dave Bowers Sr. and his sons Dave and Paul Bowers and considered them part of his family.

Woody is survived by his son Bill (Vesta) Snell of Sarasota, FL and his daughter Connie Ovenshire of Battle Creek. Woody is also survived by his stepdaughter Kelli (Keith) Gibson of Battle Creek, 2 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. He also leaves his brother-in-law Ronald (Lisa) Emswiler, and sister-in-law, Beverly Emswiler.

He was preceded in death by his stepson Randy P. Factor-Titus in 2011, brother Durwood Snell and stepbrother William Null.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am, Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Royal Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 10:00am. Interment will be at Ft. Custer National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Autism Society of Michigan.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from May 5 to May 10, 2015
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