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Lucille Snook Grand River

Lucille Snook, 88, of Grand River died Dec. 30, 2013, at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home in Leon. Burial will be in Grand River Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Grand River First Responders.

Lucille Verna Snook, daughter of Iva Illo (Thompson) and Louis Clarence Jelsma, was born May 29, 1925, in Wayne County.

Lucille graduated from Leon High School, then worked in a munitions plant in Des Moines as a supervisor.

In earlier years, she worked in the grocery store and restaurant in Grand River.

In 1945, Lucille married Darwin Forrest Snook.

They raised their children on the Snook family century farm north of Grand River.

Lucille continued to live on the farm after Darwin's death Jan. 7, 1998.

Lucille was active at Grand River United Methodist Church.

Lucille is survived by her children, Darwin and Barb Snook of Grand River and Karen and John Page of Osceola; grandchildren, Brant and Marcia Snook of Fort Collins, Colo., Michelle and Roger Byer of Mount Ayr, Eric and Bailey Page of New Virginia and Krystal Page (friend Michael Weber) of Ames; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Donovan Snook, Ashlyn Byer and Ryder Page; siblings, Garold and Phyllis Jelsma of Clio, Wilma Adair of Carlisle, Reva Negley of Osceola and Keith and Janet Jelsma of Decatur; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, brother Harold Jelsma and two infant brothers.

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