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Barbara Snavely

January 25, 1938 — February 1, 2017

Barbara L. Snavely (nee Hesse), age 79 of Cleveland Hts., OH. Beloved wife of the late James A. Snavely; loving mother of Melissa A. Purdy of Westminster, MD and Samantha L. Hodges (Jonathan) of Cleveland Hts.; dear step-mother of Jeffrey Snavely (Mary), Scott Snavely (Teri) and Ann Belding; Grandmother of 8; dear sister of Paul A. Hesse (Cindy); daughter of the late Sydney and Vera Hesse.

Barbara was a life long resident of Cleveland Heights and was a proud Alumna of Cleveland Heights -University Heights High School ('56) and of Wells College in Aurora, NY ('60) where she was active in both school's theatre and vocal music programs.

She continued that love of music being a member of the Church of the Saviour Choir, Center Stage Singers, The Common Bond, Selrec Singers and Take Note.

Later in life she expanded upon her love of the arts by taking up drawing and watercolors.


The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions in her name to Cleveland Heights/University Heights High School, c/o David Jurns, 2155 Miramar Blvd., University Heights, OH 44118, checks made payable to the Drama Club. A celebration of her life will be held at a date and time to be determined.

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