Cleveland "Cleve" F. Snodgrass, age 83, of rural New London, MO passed away at 3:50 pm Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Smith Funeral Home & Chapel of Hannibal. Pastor Brian Ninedorf will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand View Burial Park.
Visitation will be held at 9:00 am until 11:00 am Tuesday January 28, 2020, at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.
Cleveland was born on August 17, 1936, in Aurora, Missouri the son of Newton and Martha (Stell) Snodgrass .
He was united in marriage to Faye Schoeneman on June 19, 1955 at the New London First Baptist Church. She survives him.
Other survivors included his children, Rick Snodgrass and wife Dee of Center, MO, Sheri Deckerd and husband Harold of Columbia, MO, Teri Harlow and husband R.C. of New London, MO, and Lori Alexander and husband Mark of Center, MO; brother, Earl Snodgrass and wife Nellie of Brundidge, AL; sister, Ethel Carney of Bement, IL; six grandchildren, Darrin (Dawn), Derrick (Stephanie), Gary (Kristen), Julie (Jason), Sarah (Jake), and Jill (Ethan); nine great grandchildren, Cedric,Adilynne, Eli, Evelyn, Zane, Dax, Quaid, Connor, and Cora; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Snodgrass was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
Cleve graduated from New London High School in the class of 1954. During his high school days Cleve was a talented athlete and upon graduation he tried out for the St. Louis Cardinals
Cleve was a lifelong area farmer who had a passion for farming. In the winter months when Cleve was unable to farm he enjoyed woodworking in his shop. Cleve had made 260 wooden name logs for families all over the area. When time allowed Cleve enjoyed hunting, fishing, rock hunting, and in his younger years playing commercial softball in Hannibal and later in life playing church league softball. Mr. Snodgrass biggest love was his family and the time spent with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren teaching them how to play ball.
Mr. Snodgrass was a very instrumental member of New London First Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon, taught Sunday School for numerous years, assisted in their food distribution program and was member of the Baptist Men's Group.
Cleve served on the Farm Service Agency Committee and was a member of the Ralls and Marion Archaeological Society.
Pallbearers will be Darrin Snodgrass, Derrick Snodgrass, Gary Deckerd, Jason Blakemore, Jake Woodrow, and Ethan Dameron.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New London First Baptist Church or Community Loving Care Hospice, in care of Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.
The family would like to extend their thanks to Beth Haven Nursing Home and staff for their loving care for Cleve.
Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Cleve's memorial page at www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.com
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