Gayle Marie Snavely, age 96, of Williamsburg, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Memorial Service: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, April 27, 2013, Ladora United Methodist Church, Ladora, Iowa with Pastor Dorothy Banzhaf officiating. Inurnment: Ladora Cemetery. The family will greet friends after 9:00 A.M. Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the church. A memorial fund has been established. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Hilligas and husband Don of Brooklyn; a granddaughter Renae Sellers and husband Tony; and three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Canden and Joel Sellers. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Clifford Snavely.
Gayle Marie Cronbaugh was born March 24, 1917 in Marengo, Iowa, the daughter of Harvey and Florence Wright Cronbaugh. She attended the Iowa County schools. In earlier years Gayle worked at the Lincoln Cafe in Belle Plaine. She had been a resident of Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg for the past several years.