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Evelyn Snellenberger

December 9, 1920 — January 17, 2017

Eureka-Evelyn F. Snellenberger, 96, of Eureka, IL passed away at 7:25 pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home where she had been a resident.

She was born on December 9, 1920 in Calhan, Colorado a daughter of Archie M. and Lula Mary Cooprider Wilson. She married Rev. Paul C. Snellenberger on September 29, 1940 in Roxana, IL. He passed away on June 28, 1996.

Surviving are four daughters, Shaari (Larry) Massey of Ellenton, FL; Ruth (Eric) Stromberg of the Kansas City area; Paula (Don) Bard of Bloomington, IL; Susie (Dale) Wyss of Goodfield, IL; eight grandchildren, Bret (Pam) Massey; Brian (Laurie) Massey; Christina (Justin) Grotheer; Alisa (Scott) Shanks; Becky (Jonathan) Nance; Debbie (Tim) Mason; Josh (Jenn) Wyss; Mindy (David) Stalter; and eighteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, A. Paul Wilson; and one grandson, Justin Wyss.

Evelyn was a member of the Eureka Church of the Nazarene where her husband was the pastor for many years. Her funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at her church. Rev. Bret Massey, her grandson, will officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4-7 pm at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka and one hour before the service on Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery.

The family holds the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home in the highest regard and wishes to thank everyone who cared for their mother so lovingly. Words cannot express their gratitude.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home 610 W. Cruger Ave. Eureka, IL 61530. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


JAN 20. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

Funeral service

JAN 21. 10:00 AM (CST)

Eureka Church of the Nazarene
Eureka, IL

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