Richard "Jay" Snellen, 62, of Columbia, MO passed away on September 11, 2014.
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Jay was born on June 24, 1952 to Don and Eileen Snellen in Quonset Point, Rhode Island. On April 26, 1980, he married Patty Stegner in Pilot Grove, Missouri. He enjoyed coaching girls fast pitch softball for more than 20 years, hunting, and fishing. He had a love for the outdoors. He retired from the Harry S. Truman VA Hospital as a master gardener.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sue Rudroff. He is survived by his wife, Patty; his daughter, Jessica (C.W.) Scheidt; grandson, Corbin; his brother, Donnelly Snellen; his sister, Donna (Vic) Bentlage; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be on Monday, September 15, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 10:00 am at MO United Methodist Church, 204 S 9th St, Columbia. Interment will follow at Wesley Chapel Church Cemetery in Pilot Grove, Missouri.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Diamond Council Softball Scholarship Fund or Columbia Parks & Recreation Memorial Tree Fund.
Published in Boonville Daily News from Sept. 15 to Sept. 23, 2014