Susan (Susie) Elaine Snell, 72, passed away on August 11, 2021 at St. Luke's South, Overland Park Kansas. She was born on December 12, 1948, in Leavenworth, Kansas, daughter of George Richard and Bessie Lucille (Shockey) Simpson.
Susan was selfless, creative, thoughtful, considerate, strong, supportive, loving, kind and genuine. She Graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1967. She was always the loving and caring mom that enjoyed welcoming all the neighborhood kids into their home as her own. While in her 20's, she taught cake decorating and she is well known for her beautiful cakes; she was also part of the Y-Wife's at the YWCA. Susan showed her love for family and friends by never missing a birthday or celebration with sending a card, making a cake, making a blanket or a simple phone call.
In 1990, she fell in love with husband Chuck of 29 years and welcomed with open arms, Chuck's children, and grandchildren. They made their home in Green Bay, WI where she worked for Valley Packaging as Customer Service & Accounting for 21 years and was adored by so many friends. Her son Todd moved to Wisconsin with her and that allowed for much quality time spent together.
After retirement, they relocated back to her hometown, Leavenworth to be closer to her longtime friends and family. Susan loved her breakfast/lunch dates with her best friend Linda as well as her dinner and movie with her other two best friends, Debbie and Mary. Two of her beloved great grandbabies lived closed to her and she was able to spend quality time with them by doing some of the things she enjoys and that is making cookies, doing crafts, and going for walks.
Susan always put people before herself by caring for and thinking of others… especially when it came to taking care of her son in 2018 during his struggle with Myasthenia Gravis. During his last phase of life, she was there making sure he was getting the proper care and wasn't alone. She then did the same for her husband Chuck in 2020 while he went through months of treatments for Leukemia.
She will be truly missed by all.
She is survived by her daughter: Lisa Gardner (Steven), Step children: Howard Snell Jr. (Belinda), Laura Sartori (James), Robert Snell, Jodi Jauquet (Ken), Brothers: Charles (Gene) Simpson (Carol), Sister-in-Law: Peggy Leftwich, 13 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was proceeded in death by her husband: Howard (Chuck) Snell; Son: Michael Todd Barnwell; Step-Grandson: Tyler Jauquet; Parents: George Richard Simpson & Bessie Lucille Shockey Simpson; Brothers: Richard (Tom) Simpson, and Robert (Bob) Simpson.
Visitation will be 5-7 pm Thursday, August 19, 2021 at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 am Friday, August 20, 2021 at Belden Larkin Funeral Home chapel, with Pastor Cape Rust, officiating. A remembrance luncheon at June's Northland, will follow. Burial at the Leavenworth National Cemetery will be at a later date.
Belden Larkin Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
Posted online on August 16, 2021