Martha Louise Snodgrass


    Martha Louise (nee Drewel) Snodgrass of Steelville, Missouri was born in St. Louis, Missouri on Tuesday, August 27, 1929 to George and Lucille (Taylor) Drewel and passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the age of 91 years, 2 months and 8 days.


    Martha graduated from Maries County R-II High School in Belle, Missouri.
    She married James “Jim” Snodgrass in Owensville, Missouri on December 27, 1946.
    Martha worked as a secretary in Jim’s insurance companies, MFA and Shelter Insurance.  In 1960 they moved from Owensville, Missouri to Steelville, Missouri.
    She was an active member of Steelville Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir.  She was a member and the treasurer of the church’s “Circle Women’s Group” until 1989. She enjoyed making food (including ground hog) for the church’s famous annual ground hog dinner.  She was great at making cakes and made them for Meals of Love, as well as wedding cakes.
    Martha enjoyed working with the Cub Scouts.  She also enjoyed gardening, flowers, vegetables, canning, crafts, art, quilting, crocheting and painting with both water colors and oil. Among her many other hobbies and chores, was sheep shearing which then entailed the old time wool arts.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lucille Drewel; parents-in-law, James Sr. (Aldiline) Snodgrass; infant son, Lester Paul Snodgrass; brothers, Jim Drewel, George Drewel and Don (Barbara) Drewel; sister, Pat  (Maurice) “Duke” Duquenoy; brothers-in-law, Wilbur “Bill” (Nell) Snodgrass, William “Bob” (Virginia)  Snodgrass, Buel Pershing “Jake” (Mary Lou) Snodgrass, Harvey Allen Snodgrass and Paul (Genevieve) Snodgrass; sisters-in-law, Jewel (John) Cruts, Norma Dean (Spence) Spencer and Gold Dean (Rudy) Rodriquez.
    She is survived by her husband, Jim Snodgrass of Steelville, Missouri; sons, Dan (Summer) Snodgrass of Nixa, Missouri, Johnny (Tamara) Snodgrass of St. James, Missouri and Tim Snodgrass of Steelville, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Verna Snodgrass of Owensville, Missouri, Terry Drewel of Licking, Missouri, Evelyn Drewel of Union, Missouri and Della “Faye” Dautenhahn (Bill Cloud) of Slidell, Louisiana; grandchildren, Sherri (Mike) Cornick of Steelville, Missouri, John Lawrence (Heather) Snodgrass of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Jacob (Amy) Snodgrass of Aurora, Colorado, Matthew Snodgrass of Cameron, Missouri and Jennifer (Dustin) Ensign of Cameron, Missouri; great grandchildren, Taylor (Daulton) Conaway, Andrew Cornick, Oliver Snodgrass, Corin Ensign and Xander Ensign; great great granddaughter, Evangeline Cornick; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Wendy Downing officiating.
    Burial was at the Snodgrass Cemetery in Vienna, Missouri.  
    Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.