Wanda (Weaver) Snavely, 79, of Lewisville peacefully entered the presence of Jesus on Wednesday, at her home, surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born January 21, 1941 in Kenton, OH to the late Homer and Clarabelle (Geahlen) Weaver. She is a 1959 graduate of Marseilles High School in Ohio and a 1962 graduate of Riverside White Cross Methodist Nursing School in Columbus, OH. When she was five-years-old she met Errol N. Snavely, who was seven at the time. The two grew up on neighboring farms and became inseparable. They married on August 26, 1962.Their marriage commitment was a Godly example to those around them.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Norman Weaver and brother-in-law Jack Acton.
Wanda was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved Jesus and would share that love with everyone she came in contact with. In high school she became the first female in her school’s history to receive the alumni association scholarship, which was awarded for outstanding character, leadership and service. She went on to become a nurse, where she provided excellent care to her patients for over 50 years. She also volunteered for decades as the camp nurse at Harvest Christian Camp in Lewisville. She was one of the founding members of the House of Prayer in Lewisville. Her joy, charisma and love was contagious and she made the world a better place. She was happiest when her home was filled with family and friends and when she was able to share her love of Jesus with them.
She is survived by her husband, Errol, of 57 years. She is also survived by her children: Lynnell (Duane) Branock of New Castle, Terroll (Jean) Snavely of New Castle, Aaron (Kelly) Snavely of Nashville, TN and Marsha (Jeremy) Hines of New Castle; her siblings: Evangeline (Rod Hardy of Canton, OH, Henry (Diane) Weaver of Upper Sandusky, OH, William (Debora) Weaver of Windermere, FL, Rose (Frank) Draper of Forest, OH, Colleen Acton of Sun City, AZ and Bonnie (Donald) Vermillion of Forest, OH. She is survived by 11 grandchildren, Jared and Justus Branock, Trevor and Rachel Snavely, Audrey and Josiah Snavely, Kelsey (Hines) Maxwell and Trajan, Corbin, Elyse and Lydia Hines. She is survived by one great grandson, Emmett Maxwell and a (weekend) daughter Kristi (Nathan) Brown-Skinner and her children Kira and Jackson Smith.
Services will be held at the House of Prayer in Lewisville on Saturday, August 8 at 11 a.m. with pastors David Todd and Tim Anderson officiating. There will be a graveside service following at the Lewisville Cemetery. Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Lewisville are handling the arrangements where online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com
Friends may call on Friday, August 7 from 4-8 p.m. at the House of Prayer in Lewisville.
Harvest Christian Camp held a precious place in Wanda’s heart. The family is requesting that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the camp. You can donate by sending checks to Harvest Christian Camp, 9630 S. CR 25 W., Lewisville, IN 47352. You can also donate online at harvestchristiancamp.com. When donating, please use Wanda’s name on the check memo or on the online memo.
The family would like to thank Henry County Hospice for their excellent care. They would also like to thank the many families that provided meals, prayers and support during this time.
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