November 24, 1942 - August 26, 2021
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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.
Susie - Sep 15, 2021
Bev was the life of the party! We had a mama Mia party at our house and she had this one piece red pant suit on and out on a long brown wig on amd her boa! She was so stinkin funny! My mom and dad loved her! She was so good to them. Bev, you are up there with daddy, I know you two have heaven laughing! I was blessed to work with Bev and became good friends. We stayed in contact and shared so many things. I am out of town or I would have been there Saturday. I love you Bev and will always remember you amd your beautiful spirit. Love Susie and Jim
Ruth Ariann Thomas - Sep 11, 2021
Bev was my cousin. I remember as a child when our family of 6 before the 2 youngest were born, would go over to the Sneed house and we got to play with our cousins. Bev, Peg, Karen, and Gary were the ones our ages. Bev was always so much fun. We didn't see much of each other as we got older. I am so happy we got in touch the last couple of years and got to reconnect as adults. She was the same wonderful lady I remembered from childhood. Family is so important. I will cherish the memories.
Heather Jordan - Sep 10, 2021
I met Bev when I was 18 and I remember the warm welcome she offered. I was young and all too serious about my position at DeBra-Kuempel and she had a way of keeping it fun. I remember bringing down the mail to run through the mail machine and she would be listening to her radio. A good song would come on and the two of us would dance. "Light it up baby!" She'd say and every time I'd laugh. She attended my baby shower and my son still has the blanket she gifted to us. He is 15 today. When I think about Bev, I remember her kindness and ability to make anyone laugh. I am so thankful to have known her and felt her love. Rest In Peace Bev and hope you are 'Lighting it up' up there. You will be greatly missed here!
Ed Hersey - Sep 9, 2021
I worked with and got to know Bev for many years at DeBra-Kuempel. She was always able to find time for a chat when I would visit the reception area or be attending a management meeting in the conference room. Almost always displaying a bubbly personality and sincere appreciation of whatever topic we discussed. Although I was no longer with the company I always tried to say "hi" when I would return for some reason, and I was so happy for Bev when her retirement came about. May she rest in peace, and her family has our sincere condolences.
Donna Rae Walter - Sep 9, 2021
bev was an amazingand kind person who i worked with for years at DeBra-Kuempel Her funny stories and always winning the radio contests. My prayers and condolences go out to her family. She is always in my thoughts especially on her birthday she shares with someone in my family.
Teri - Sep 7, 2021
Very nice eulogy of Bev. I regret not knowing her when she was well. Sounds like she was a hoot and a joy. I’m glad she was loved. I’m one of the nurses at Evergreen. We’ll miss her.