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Chapter 42 and Last Chapter

Suddenly, like a horrifying lightning bolt She is gone. Donna passed from our plane to God's plane on April 10, 2002. She was a spiritial center and inspirational heart to many of us at "news://alt/discuss/mygrandchild". She first came to us as a lonely person shut away in a nursing home bounded by four walls. She had not been defeated by her adversity and death held no fear. She was taken from us as a valued member of an internet association of people across the United States of America. Most of us had never met her in person but we all loved her soul. Her faith in God and God's plan is a comfort to those left behind.

A quote from her last post on April 9, 2002 is especially poignant when read after her death. She said "but you can't have everything and i as satisfied". We should all heed that advice.

Obituary: Donna Sneed

Published Friday, April 12, 2002

Donna Jeanne Sneed, 76, of Mexico, Mo., formerly of Centralia, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Fenton Funeral Chapel in Centralia, with the Rev. Allan Stetz officiating. Burial will be in Centralia Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until services Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Sneed was born Feb. 12, 1926, in Peoria, Ill., to Joseph and Emma Berwick Coburn.
She married William Robison Sneed on Sept. 5, 1975, and he preceded her in death.
She was a nurse and worked for 18 years at University Hospital. She retired in 1991.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Virginia Dowling of Indianapolis; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.

She also was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Victoria Jeanne Welch.

Memorials are suggested to Centralia Public Library.

Copyright 2002 The Columbia Daily Tribune. All Rights Reserved.

Fittingly there is a Sneed Street in Centralia near the library. Patti Olsen of the library sent me this picture of one of the street signs.

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