Charlene Rae Sneddeker, 82, died June 14, 2017 at Kinsley, Kansas. She was born on January 6, 1935 at Mason City, Iowa the daughter of Ray and Oral (Smiley) Ryan.
Charlene married Jerald J. Sneddeker on July 4, 1954 at Lockport, Illinois. Charlene loved her family, and her booming voice and unique personality will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ray and Oral; husband Jerald; and grandson Toby Sneddeker.
Charlene is survived by her children: Michael J. (Vicki) Sneddeker of Midland, TX, Jeri Ann (Robert Kolsky) Dressler of Dodge City, Linda D. (JR) Riegel of Greensburg, and Curtis R. (Joanne) Sneddeker of Hastings, MN; 14 grandchildren: Ryan Sneddeker of Hutchinson, Clint (Charisse) Sneddeker of Frisco, TX, Jazmine Bamberger of Jetmore, Christopher (Andrea) Dressler of Dodge City, Shelley (Jim Peters) Hodges of Dodge City, Scott (Staci Ashcraft) Dressler of Dodge City, Shanna (Lee) Schmidt of Hesston, Miranda (Dallas) Engelken of Hutchinson, Jessica (Mike Hill) Riegel of Garden City, Jarrett (Linsey) Riegel of Lincoln, NE, Jerry (Dana) Sneddeker of River Falls, WI, Justin Sneddeker of Hastings, MN, Jalen (Tabitha) Sneddeker of Hastings, MN, and Wesley Sneddeker of Hastings, MN; 23 great grandchildren: Teesa, Hudson, Curtis, Cierra, Avery, Alton, Kylan, Karsyn, AJ, Kaden, Sylas, Ryan, Emrie, Trestin, Brenley, Tanner, Camrin, Carter, Davon, Caleb, Ava, Haylee, and Lincoln; and brother Ray (Marianne) Ryan Jr. of Columbus, OH.
Graveside service and burial will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Visitation will be at Swaim Funeral Chapel on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Charlene’s wishes were for memorials to be given to help the medical expenses of her daughter. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.