Hazel Snell

February 11, 2015

Hazel Snell

Funeral Services: Will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the Greenfield United Methodist Church following the burial. Pastor Eric Schubert will officiate the service.  

Open Visitation: Will be held on Monday, February 16th, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield. 

Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield. 

Memorials: May be directed to the Bishop Drumm Foundation (for Margery Court), 5837 Winwood Drive, Johnston, Iowa 50131.

Hazel (Kephart) Snell passed away February 11, 2015 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa.

Hazel was born September13, 1923 in Walnut Township near Peru, Iowa to Thomas J. Kephart and Marvie E. (Smith) Kephart. She attended rural school near Peru, Iowa. Hazel married Zara Elmer Snell on August 13, 1942, in Grant City, Missouri and made their home in and near Greenfield, Iowa. They were the parents of six children.

Hazel spent many summers gardening and canning vegetables which helped feed the family. In later years she only had a small flower garden. She liked roses and her favorite was the yellow rose. She enjoyed watching the humming birds that would congregate at her feeder. Hazel enjoyed playing cards with family and friends and would win quite often. She also sewed and made a quilt for each of her children. Most of all she enjoyed having family and friends visit.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Elmer, son-in-law Don Bohling, grandson Michael Bohling, her brothers and sisters Thomas Kephart, Sadie McKinney, Mabel Diggs, Loyd Kephart, Anderson Kephart, Alvin Kephart, Mildred Majava, Mary Chapman, Edna Kephart, Forest Kephart, James Kephart, and Annabelle Lemon.

Those left to mourn are her children Gary (Carole) Snell, Cedar Rapids, Shirley (Basil) Stafford, Des Moines, Mardelle Bohling, Greenfield, Steve (Pat) Snell, Greenfield, Karen Jerome, Des Moines, Linda (Michael) Friedel, Des Moines, eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.



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