Norma L. Snavely

September 23, 1933 ‒ April 12, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Norma L. Snavely passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Ohio Eastern Star Home surrounded by her family. She was 84.

She was born September 23, 1933, to parents Jona & Bertha (Robertson) Ledbetter in East Alton, Illinois. Norma’s family later moved to West Virginia where she attended Stonewall Jackson High School.

On October 23, 1965, she married Richard E. Snavely and they spent 45 wonderful years together until he passed away on February 17, 2011. While Norma spent the majority of her life in Lexington, Ohio, she also lived in Florida and North Carolina where she enjoyed teaching preschool.

In her younger years, Norma was a roller skating champion and an avid bowler. She was also active in the Beta Sigma Phi, Alpha Kappa Master Chapter for 57 years, and enjoyed doing crafts and decorating for every holiday.

She is survived by her children Gene (Marie) Duck of Largo, FL, Sandy (Dale) Hollis of Newark, Bob (Nancy) Duck of Harrisburg, NC and Terri (Jim) Parrish of Westerville, Joseph Snavely of Tampa, Fl, Richard (Debbie) Snavely of Lexington, Thomas Snavely of Casa Grande, AZ; 14 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren plus one on the way; 1 great-great grandchild plus one on the way; her sister Juanita Lunn of Mt. Vernon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her son Bill Snavely; granddaughter Stephanie Duck and Laura Lee Duck; and her siblings Joseph Ledbetter and Ruth Payne.

The Snavely family will receive friends Sunday, April 15, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service honoring Norma’s life will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Son-in-law, Jim Parrish, will speak with burial to follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Contributions in Norma’s memory to Ohio Eastern Star or Kindred Hospice both in Mt. Vernon may be made at the funeral home.

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  • Terri and Sandy – so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a delightful neighbor and we had some great conersations about our families. She would giggle like a school girl when we talked of times passed. Even though age separated us, I could picture her as a young woman and we had good talks. She will be missed!

  • I sure enjoyed Norma who I met when my Mother was also a resident at Eastern Star. Norma never failed to stop and talk and really gave me comfort when my Mom took a turn for the worse. She relayed the love of her family and I know she had fun going to a grandchild’s first soccer or basketball game this past fall. A nicer lady would be hard to find. My sympathy for your loss.