Elsie B. Snavely, 99, farmer, Root’s standholder, mother of two, White Oak COB member

By on June 27, 2018

Elsie B. Snavely, 99, of Manheim, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Pleasant View Retirement Community.

Born in Dauphin County, she was the daughter of the late Aaron and Ada Lesher Brandt. Elsie was the wife of the late Earl H. Snavely, who died in October of 2005.

Elsie helped her husband on the family farm in Rapho Township; where she raised vegetables and flowers that was sold at Root’s Market and had a sales route in Palmyra and Lebanon areas. She was an active and faithful member of the White Oak Church of the Brethren, Manheim.

Surviving is a daughter: Mildred, wife of James Benedict of Manheim; a son: Marlin, husband of Jane Snavely of Lititz; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother: Harold L., husband of Martha Brandt of Elizabethtown.

Preceding her in death is a grandson: Steven Snavely; a sister: Lillian Kreider; and two brothers: Roy and Paul Brandt.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery.

To place a condolence online, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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