Robert Snell

Thursday, April 25, 2002

THEBES, Ill. -- Robert Bevely Snell, 95, of Thebes died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Jackson Manor in Jackson, Mo.

He was born Nov. 20, 1906, in East Cape Girardeau, Ill., son of Peter and Dona Huddleston Snell. He and Lovah Virginia Phillips were married Feb. 25, 1928, in Cairo, Ill. She died Sept. 8, 1998.

Snell worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad 45 years, retiring in 1971. He lived in the Gale and McClure, Ill., communities all his life. He was a member of Gale Church of God.

Survivors include a brother, Woodrow Snell of Gale; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three great-stepgrandchildren; three great-great-stepgrandchildren; and a nephew whom he raised.

He was preceded in death by a son, seven brothers, and three sisters.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Billy Raby officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.