Emma L. Snavley

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SIDNEY — Emma L. Snavley, 87, of 261 Hillcrest Court, passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 21, 1926, in Waverly, Ohio, the daughter of the late Ray and Grace (Holt) Echard. On Sept. 23, 1949, she married Carl E. "Jake" Snavley, who preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1989.

Emma is survived by one son, Ronald R. Snavley, of Indianapolis, Indiana; three daughters, Pam and husband, Joe Wearly, of Springboro, Ohio, Terri and husband, Michael Thompson, of Sidney, and Kim and husband, David Beckett, of Bend, Oregon; eight grandchildren, Erica and husband, Dan Scully, Christie and husband, Gordon Gough, Rachel and husband, Tom Parrish, Kelly Wearly, Jenny and husband, Aaron Smith, Ryan Beckett, Lauren and husband, Rob Keller, and Jeremy Beckett; one brother, Floyd Echard, and wife, Sharon, and one sister, Wilma, and husband, Dave Boyer, both of Waverly, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, four sisters and one son, Donald.

Emma was a homemaker and loved being a part of her children's and grandchildren's activities. She was active in church circle, shut-in visitations and funeral dinners. She helped serve meals at the Alpha Center and worked at FISH. She enjoyed going to the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA where she swam laps three days a week. Emma was an active member of the Sidney First United Methodist Church for over 60 years.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. at 11 a.m. at Sidney First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Beckett and the Rev. Jenny Smith officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery Pasco, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to Sidney First United Methodist Church in memory of Emma Snavley. Envelopes will be provided. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Cromes Funeral Home Inc. 302 S. Main Ave.

Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the Snavley family at the funeral home's website,

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2014