Elizabeth Lorraine Snethen

Elizabeth Lorraine Snethen, 98, of Ottawa, Kansas, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Rock Creek of Ottawa.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Nazarene Church c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Lorraine’s Tribute Wall at www.dengelmortuary.com.

Lorraine was born Aug. 6, 1922, in Danville, Illinois, the daughter of Charles Timothy and Minnie R. (Knapp) Hicks. She was a resident of Ottawa since the age of 4. Lorraine graduated from Ottawa High School with the class of 1940.

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1946, Lorraine was united in marriage with Mearl Edward Snethen at Ottawa, Kansas. He preceded her in death on August 6, 2004. Lorraine died on her husbands’ birthday and her husband, Mearl, passed away on Lorraine’s birthday.

She was a member of the Ottawa Nazarene Church where she was on the board and taught Sunday school.

She worked over 20 years in food service for Ottawa USD 290, retiring in 1983.

Lorraine enjoyed having and going to garage sales. Above all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Minnie Hicks; brothers, James Hicks and Delbert E. Hicks; sisters, Edythe Fussell and Clara Burgoon.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Barrett and husband, David, of Ottawa; grandchildren, Barbara Bishoff and husband, Mark, of Ottawa; and Bryan Barrett, of Ottawa; great-grandchildren, Joel Eugene Bishoff, Sean David Bishoff and Erin Michelle Bishoff.

Posted online on November 30, 2020