Charlotte Ann Snover, 75, of Ottawa, Kansas, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Ottawa. Burial will follow at Central Cemetery, Pomona, Kansas. Family will meet with friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Charlotte Snover Memorial Fund sent in c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067. Condolences to the family may be sent through www.lamb-roberts.com.
She was born Oct. 18, 1943, in Farmington, New Mexico, the daughter of Eugene Christenson and Geraldine Christenson. As a child, Charlotte traveled the nation with her family due to her father being a traveling brick mason. They settled in Hutchinson, Kansas, and later to Topeka, Kansas.
Charlotte met Robert Edmund “Smokey” Snover Jr., in 1967, and later married. They made Beaumont, Texas their home, until later returning to Kansas.
Charlotte is survived by six children; Lyle Wheeler, of Burlington, Kansas; Cora Lynn (Doran Wormell), of Pomona, Kansas; Robin (Steve Phillips), of Olathe, Kansas; Dustin Snover (Kathy), of Ottawa, Kansas; Robert “Bobby” Snover (Robin “Choley”), of Ottawa, Kansas; Amber Snover-Dryden (Jeff James), of Ottawa, Kansas; 11 grandchildren, Doran Ray, Brandon, Tyler, Jeremy, Brooke, Austin, Mallory, Zowie, Michael, Jaxson, Abigail; 13 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Charlotte was very proud of the many hats she wore in her lifetime of careers. She worked as a waitress at Ira Price’s Cafe, Topeka, Kansas, Catfish Kitchen and Hobos Restaurant. She also earned her degree in upholstery and worked independently out of S & S Automotive also in Texas. In Ottawa, Kansas, she worked at the Horseshoe Cafe. She was the owner and operator of two upholstery shops, Charlotte’s Upholstery and Rags to Riches. She worked at Pome on the Range while earning her two degrees as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Certified Medical Assistant from Neosho Community College in Ottawa. She worked many years at Ottawa Retirement Village Manor and Plaza Assistant living, as well as Sunset Manor of Waverly, Kansas until she retired.
Hard work and dedication were obvious traits of Charlotte. She always worked hard to provide for her family. Charlotte’s most proud accomplishments in life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Charlotte’s personality was very unique, she could be sweet and kind, stubborn and sassy all rolled into one. She leaves her family and friends with so many amazing memories and smiles. Charlotte always stood by her family’s side, no matter right, wrong, or indifferent. She would want her family, especially her grandchildren, which she loved dearly, to keep her stubborn fire alive in their hearts forever.