Joyce Snell, 82, of Waterloo passed away at her home on Thursday November 7, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held in her memory on Saturday November 16, 2019 from 4-7 PM at the Majestic Moon Event Center, 1955 Locke Avenue in Waterloo. Memorials may be directed to the family or to the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. The Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein is assisting the family. For condolences, please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com.
Joyce Yvonne Snell was born March 5, 1937 in Waterloo to parents Wilbur and Eva (Straton) Johnson. On January 7, 1961 she was united in marriage with Gordon Snell in Waterloo. They later divorced. Joyce was a homemaker and worked in housekeeping at harmony House for a number of years. She enjoyed playing Yahtzee and Scrabble with her close friends and spending time with family, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved traveling with her sister and spending their winters in Arizona.
Left to celebrate her life are her children: Michael (Cindy) Snell of Waterloo, Kathie (Jim) Nienkark of Cedar Falls, Dean (Terri) Snell of Roseville, CA, Joel (Natalia) Snell of Urbandale and Deon Snell of Waterloo; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and her sister Janet Roberts of Waterloo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandson Chad Eric Snell; and her great-granddaughter Brionna Marie Stewart.