Beloved daughter of the late Thomas & Sarah Alma Sneed. Mother of Brian (Missy), grandmother of Lara ( Joseph ) Fetters, and great- grandmother of Caleb Elliott and Colt Fetters . Dear sister of Vivian Morgan, Peg Hughes & Karen (Dave) Larimore, the late Ronald, Robert (Lula), Donna (Tom) Mitchell, Gary (Joyce Bates), & Ricky Sneed. Cherished Aunt of many nieces & nephews, great nieces & great nephews, cousins & friends.
Normally when someone passes, the list of who they leave behind and who got to heaven first fills the first paragraph. I always wondered why it was listed. Why it was important. Why would talking about someone who passed, start with the list of names of other people? And it wasn’t until I reached out to my family for words about Bev or memories to help write her eulogy, that I realized it’s importance. The list of these names all hold something very close. The laughter. The tears. The little pieces of her that she leaves in the hearts of those who loved her. The journey she was on throughout her years on this earth. Every person contributed to her life...even if it was by their absence.
There were no short answers about Bev. The overwhelming responses were hilarious stories of her larger than life ways. Her unbelievable luck when it came to phoning in to radio stations. Her silliness. Her lack of care for what people said or thought of her. She was the life of the party and could make anyone laugh. If there was a piano, you would find her there playing “Roll Out the Barrel” and singing at the top of her lungs.
Her most common phrase was, “Love it! Love it!” and she did. She loved life and lived it well. She splurged on the ones she loved. You could count on her to show up. She loved well.
From her years at Milacron and DeBra-Kuempel, to her retirement, she touched so many lives. She was quick with a smile and a joke. She made the best candy and gave you all her attention when you talked.
There are pieces of her that will live on through each of us. Her smile. Her laugh. Her dancing. Her shenanigans. Her heartbreak. Her failures and her successes. But most of all, what we will carry with us, is the love that pushes us onward.
Bev passed away on August 26, 2021 at the age of 78. A memorial visitation will take place at Crossroads Church in Oakley Chapel (East Parking lot), on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 11:00AM until the time of service at 12:00PM.