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Joyce Snell
March 5, 1937 - November 7, 2019

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.


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Mary Jean Russell on November 16, 2019 at 2:32 PM said:

Joyce was so sweet and so nice to me and she was one of the reasons I kept going to Bible study! There were probably four or five women really made me feel God's Love and Joyce was one!
We Love and miss you and praying for peace for your family!
God be with your family!
Renae Conrad on November 15, 2019 at 8:26 AM said:

Joyce Snell Family:

So sorry for your loss. Joyce was so sweet and kind to me. I enjoyed talking with her and spending time at the Relay For Life with her. Very special lady, she will be missed.
Manette Bell Anderson on November 12, 2019 at 10:28 PM said:

This is a difficult time for your family and I am praying and thinking about all of you. Miss you Deon ??
Kregg Halstead on November 12, 2019 at 6:01 AM said:

Sending my deepest sympathies and condolences to Joel and the Snell family. May your hearts feel peace at this difficult time.
Aline Sturch on November 12, 2019 at 5:27 AM said:

Sending our deepest sympathy to the Snell family. Our thoughts and prayers to all the family.

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