January 7, 2010
11:00 A.M., Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Covenant Reformed Church
Begins at noon on Monday, January 11, 2010
with family present 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Monday
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella Christian Grade School
Covenant Reformed Church – Tuition Assistance
10:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Oakwood Cemetery – Pella, Iowa
September 27, 1928 - January 7, 2010
Marjorie Sneller was born on September 27, 1928, to Gerrit A. and Katherine Vander Wiel Klyn near Otley, Iowa. She was the sixth child in her family of thirteen. She received her early education at the Fifield Country School, graduating from the eighth grade. She was employed at the Oskaloosa Overall Factory, but when her mother died she quit her job so she could stay home and help raise her brothers.
On January 5, 1951 Marjorie was united in marriage with Arthur Sneller at the First Christian Reformed Church in Pella. To this union three children were born: Allen, Mary, and Brenda.
Marjorie grew up in the First Christian Reformed Church in Pella and later became a member of the Pella Covenant Reformed Church. She was a member of the Ladies Aid. Marjorie enjoyed fishing with family, camping, and cooking Sunday dinners. She was very family oriented and loved to spend time with her siblings and grandchildren. She had a kind, gentle spirit.
Marjorie was employed at the Pella Overall Factory for a number of years, worked at Heritage Lace, and did housekeeping with her sister-in-law, Bernice Sneller, in various homes in the Pella area.
She passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at the age of eighty-one.
Those left to cherish her memory are: her husband, Art, who she faithfully visited daily in the Long Term care unit at the Pella Regional Health Center; her three children: Allen (Doreen) Sneller of Indianola; Mary (Calvin) Van Haaften of Pella, and Brenda (Roger) Witzenburg of Pella; her brothers: Arthur Klyn, Raymond (Lois) Klyn, Marion (Glenda) Klyn, Sidney (Mary) Klyn, Lawrence (Valda) Klyn, Lester (Linda) Klyn all of Pella, John (Lois) Klyn of New Sharon. Marvin (Phyllis) Klyn of Michigan; her sister, Sylvia Langstraat of Pella; sisters-in-law, Labertha Vander Schel of Newton and Bernice (Tootie) Sneller of Pella; and a host of relatives and friends.
Marjorie was preceded in death by: her parents; brother Kenneth in infancy; sister Ruth Vander Wall, brother Gerald Klyn, and several in-laws.
Husband: Art Sneller – Pella, Iowa
Allen and Doreen Sneller – Indianola, Iowa
Sharla and Bob Eschliman
Hanna and Jayden Eschliman
Sheila and Curt Graham
Andy, Brandon, and Cody Graham
Mary and Calvin Van Haaften – Pella, Iowa
Crystal and Dan Schreur
Carissa and Zach Vander Linden
Hunter and Tyson Vander Linden
Joseph Van Haaften
Brenda and Roger Witzenburg – Pella, Iowa
Amanda and Denny Binns
Donovan and Troy Binns
Allison Pierson and special friend Phil Kennedy
Quinton Kelsey and Lily Kennedy
Alicia and Shawn Nance