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Elmdale Cemetery Church
Friday February 22nd, 2019

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Ascension Lutheran Church
Friday February 22nd, 2019

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Luella Marie Snelling

Luella Marie (Beneke) Snelling, age 88, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on February 19, 2019.  Luella was known as Oma by her family and grandchildren.  She was a special education teacher and began her career teaching at Choctaw, Oklahoma; then worked for the Sedgwick County Special Education Cooperative from 1977 until she retired in 1992, working at middle schools in Cheney, Garden Plain, Goddard, and Maize.  She enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking, genealogy and traveling.  

Luella was preceded in death by her parents, William H. and Marie A. Beneke, her brothers Eldon and Virgil, and her grandson Ryan Parker.  She is survived by her husband, James, and children Doranne (Roger) Beavers, Jim (Linda) Snelling, Mark Snelling, Brad Snelling and Kay (Ron) Adams; her brothers Emil, Lynford (Shirley) and Rodney Beneke and sister-in-law Reatha Beneke; grandchildren Zac (Mira) Beavers, Tyler (Lexie) Beavers, Cody Beavers, Kyle (Natalie) Koontz, Cody (Lindsey) Koontz, and Rachel Parker; and 14 great-grandchildren.  

Funeral services will be held on February 22, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church.  Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence, Kansas at 2:30 p.m. on February 22.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church LWML or Fairmont Ministries. 


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Dearest Jim, Children, & Grandchildren,
Our Love & heartfelt thoughts & prayers go out to your family.
I have always had such fond memories of hearing the lovely laughter shared between Luella & her cousin...my Mom, Lila (Beneke) Gooding. As kindred spirits growing up, they shared the closest of bonds! Luella & Lila's eyes would dance with happiness & misty tearful glee, catching up on each other's lives at reunions, family gatherings, special occasions, & celebratory events. Luella & Lila kept in touch often via correspondence, phone calls, & visits!
Luella's twinkling eyes, warm smile, thoughtful personality, & caring heart will be greatly missed but always fondly remembered. God Bless your many sweet memories of our Precious Cousin, Luella, such a Lovely Christian Lady with a heart of Gold.

Sherri Rokey Feb 22 2019 12:00 AM

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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you Doranne! With deepest sympathy, Brenda Crawley

Expression of Sympathy Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

I have so many fond memories of your Mom while growing up at your house on College St and your Moms green Ford Pinto!
So thankful Our Lord has gone ahead to prepare a place for us where we will all meet again!
Gods peace and love,

Debbie Binkley Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

Luella was so special to me. She was so kind and sweet to everyone. Hugs

Sherry Snelling Hess Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

Luella was always so kind and warm to everyone; her smile would brighten your day. It is hard to let go of those loved so dearly. May you find comfort in God's promises and His love.

Judy Koegeboehn Feb 20 2019 12:00 AM