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Obituary of Wilma J. Snapp

Wilma J. Snapp, the daughter of Joseph Proft and Amelia (Klaumann) Proft, was born January 16, 1930 at rural Wayne, KS and passed away on February 15, 2017 at Republic County Hospital, Belleville, KS at the age of 87 years, and 29 days.
Wilma grew up and attended the rural country schools and later attended Belleville High School. On October 22, 1947, she was united in marriage to William T. “Bill” Snapp and to this union was born: Billy, Linda, Tom and Jim. The couple made their home in Belleville.
Wilma worked at the Kravemore Diner in her early years. She then was a nurses’ aid at Republic County Hospital for 25 years. After retiring from the hospital, she was a daycare provider for 15 years.
Wilma was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Belleville and was active in Church activities and the U.M.W. She also was a member of the H.D.U and was a cub scout den mother. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and working on the farm with her husband, Bill. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, and attending many of their school activities.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Helen McCarville; and her son Jim Snapp.
Wilma is survived by her husband, William T. “Bill” Snapp of Belleville, KS; children: Billy Snapp of Salina, KS, Linda (Dan) Wiruth of Newton, KS, and Tom (Dianna) Snapp of Belleville, KS; 6 grandchildren: Carmen (Brandon) Fiedler, Jon (Karen) Snapp, Jeremy (Gretta) Snapp, Angela Snapp, B.J. (Katie) Snapp, and Christy (Dave) Robinett; 11 great grandchildren: Shannon, Jeremy, Amy, Katie, Kyle, Frankie, Allison, Farmer, Riley, Braxton, and Brady; two great great grandchildren: Emilie and Colby.; other relatives and friends.
Cremation was selected and memorial services will be held at 3:30 PM Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, with Pastor Emily Meckley, officiating.
Inurnment services will follow at the Belleville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2:30 PM until 3:30 PM Saturday at the
First United Methodist Church prior to the services. Friends may sign the register book from 1 PM until 8 PM on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Republic County Hospital or the Church.
Online condolences at
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.


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