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Diana E. Snavely

July 28, 1945 – August 14, 2017


Diana SnavelyDiana Elizabeth (Eder) Snavely, age 72, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 14, 2017.


Born July 28, 1945 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Leland and Viola (Bastien) Eder, who preceded her in death. She grew up in Newport, a member of St. Charles Church, where she was baptized and confirmed. Diana received her first eight years of education from St. Charles School and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1963. She was a stay-at-home mom while raising her children and went to work at J.C. Penny for twenty years, retiring in 2004 when the store closed.


Diana married Ralph E. Snavely on June 26, 1965 at St. Charles Church. From this union came four wonderful children: Brian (Vicki) Snavely, Eric (Marsha) Snavely, Gail (George) Saba and John (Jennifer) Snavely.; grandchildren: Shiloh, Titus, Zorah, Jonus, Keoni and Jazlyn Snavely, Grant and Gavin Saba, Tori (Adam) Hall; and two great-grandchildren, Zaylee and Zayden. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Andrea Eder and in-laws, John and Sally Plunkett.


Diana was a loving, Christian wife, mother, grandmother and friend who was a joy to be around. As a mother of four children, her tender nurturing taught them to live, love and know Jesus. As a grandmother, she found great joy in spending time with and loving her grandchildren. Her strong faith, positive attitude and generous heart guided many requesting prayer.


Diana will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Her little, contagious giggle will be missed, but not forgotten. Diana enjoyed walking with friends, baking, reading, making glass lawn ornaments and attending her grandchildren’s events.


Family and friends my visit from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Rev. Louis Lapeyre will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Food Closet, Oaks of Righteousness Christian Ministries or a charity of the donor’s choice.


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13 Responses to Diana E. Snavely

  • margureite LeSage says:

    Dear Ralph and family, My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. The last commandment God gave us, was to love one another. Which Diana did so well. I will always cherish her beautiful smile and her warm welcome each time I seen her. I didn’t see her as often, as I would have liked but will always hold the memories of each time I did..
    You’re probably looking down from heaven up above. sending out smiles with days of sunshine
    and showers of love.
    Love and God Bless Margureite and Family…

  • Carolyn Roberts says:

    I did’n't know Diana very well,but she left a lasting impression.I could see when I first met her that she was a true Christian and loved the lord.Her and Ralph invited Larry and I for dinner,she gave me several gifts and every so often she would send me a card with lovely note or letter sharing her love for Christ.We also shared the same illness,we compared symptoms and she would ask me questions about what to expect as it progressed…Thank You,Diana for being so kind and thoughtful….Ralf,I know you will miss her terribly.

  • Diane was my mom’s cousin. (Linda Duty). Diane was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. I will never forget her. My prayers go out to you.

  • The most Beautiful person that you’d ever wanna meet. Diana always had an encouraging conversation and a whole lot of Love that will never ever be forgotten. The Snavely Family will definitely be in our familys Prayers ❤ we all loved her dearly ❤ The Johnson Family : Tyrone, Connie, Lillian & Abby

  • Kimberly Gambino says:

    Dear sweet sister in Christ, I look forward to holding your hand one day in Heaven as we gaze upon Gods splendor, you are missed already. May God bless your family through this tough time. My families prayers go out to yours, much love is being sent. Love, Kimberly

  • Tony and Judi Lindsey says:

    Our deepest condolences to the entire Snavely family. May the peace maker comfort you with his love and mercy. Much love from the Lindsey’s in South Carolina

  • Bill and Sue Rothenberger says:

    Mr. Snavely, Eric, Brian, Gail and John (Little John),

    Our deepest sympathy for you loss. I am only echoing what other have said and those who meet her already know.
    Diane was a beautiful person. I am a better person for having known her. She will be in my Families prayers.

  • Jason McGuire says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Snavely family. So sorry to hear of your loss, you are in our prayers. We know the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother will be great.

    Our Sympathies,
    The McGuire Family

  • John Kirkland says:

    So sorry for your loss

  • Theresa Estes says:

    I will miss your loving face and your kind heart.
    Rest in peace love Theresa

  • Brian Mainzinger says:

    Gail I am so sorry to read about your mother. I always remembered your mom as a very kind woman. I am so glad that you have such a close and wonderful family who will help comfort each other at this time. Please send my condolences to all of them. Sending you love and warmth.
    Brian Mainzinger

  • Jeff and Gretchen Kopmanis says:

    To the entire Snavely family,

    I have fond memories of our good neighbors, Ralph’s parents, on McCormick, and knew Ralph from his visits. I’ll always remember Ralph, because he sold me his 1955 Buescher Tenor saxophone. I still play it regularly and its a wonderful horn!.

    Gretchen and I both knew Brian as a classmate in MHS class of 1984 and had classes with him.

    Please know that we send condolences for your loss and feel for the entire family, regardless of how long it may have been since we last met up.

    Take care.

  • Clarence and Kathy Stevens of Tucson, Az. says:

    Dear Ralph and Family,
    Steve and I were both taken back about Craig’s news of Diana’s passing today (9-3) We both had strong feelings for your Family and considered you and Diana one of our closest friends in Monroe. We are sorry that we have not been back to see all of you recently. We have lived in Tucson for over 22 years. In the future when we come back to visit our family we will be sure to get in contact with you. If you are out this way please come see us. Our home phone has changed . It is now 520-207-3072. Email is Again, our condolences on Diana’s passing. I will not be over this . Our Best, Kathy and Steve

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