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Robert D Snedden

May 23, 1929 - March 3, 2020

Burial Date: March 7, 2020

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Kearney

Church Salem Christian Union Church

  • Visitation: 5-7pm, Friday, March 6, 2020 at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Kearney, Kearney, MO.
  • A second visitation will be held at Salem Christian Union Church, Saturday, March 7th from 10am-11am
  • Funeral service: 11am, March 7, 2020 at Salem Christian Union Church, burial to follow at Salem Christian Union Cemetery.

Robert Dean Snedden (Bob), 90, of Lawson, MO. passed away March 3, 2020. Robert was born May 23,1929 in Cameron, MO to Harold and Pauline (Arnote) Snedden.

He married Ruth Fay (Bayless) Snedden on May 15,1948 in Lexington, MO. The couple was married for 67 years prior to Ruth’s passing in 2016.

Robert was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in 1947. His work career consisted of over thirty years of dedicated employment as an ironworker for Armco Steel/Union Wire Rope. As with his wife Ruth, Robert was often sought out for his knowledge of raising and care of sheep. An avid gardener, Robert enjoyed growing vegetables as much as he enjoyed eating them. His gardening highlight was growing a 22” long 91/2-pound radish which was featured in the local newspaper.

Robert’s caring and compassion knew no bounds as he was always willing to help those in need. He was a Church Elder at Salem Christian Union Church in Excelsior Springs, MO and found joy in being of service to others. A bit of a jokester and always good for a laugh, Robert’s sense of humor lives on in his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Robert is survived by his children: Ronald Snedden & wife Cheryl of Harlingen, TX, Carol Madsen of St Joseph, MO, Bruce Snedden of Kansas City, MO, Kevin Snedden & wife Christine of Liberty, MO, 6 grandchildren: 8 great-grandchildren; sibling: Kay Battaile

Robert is preceded in death by his parents: Harold Snedden & wife Mary, Pauline Dice & husband Elmer; wife: Ruth Fay Snedden; daughter: Katherine Heitmann; brother: Glenn Keener; loyal canine: Baby Girl.

Visitation will be 5-7pm, Friday, March 6, 2020 at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Kearney, Kearney, MO.

A second visitation will be held at Salem Christian Union Church, Excelsior Springs, MO 10-11a.m. Saturday, March 7th to be followed by a funeral service and burial in the Salem Christian Union Cemetery.

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