Darlene J. Snell


June 21, 1921 - March 28, 2011




Darlene June Snell was born June 21, 1921, at Spencer, SD, to Charles and Chattie (Hart) Musick. She attended schools in the Spencer area and graduated from Spencer High School in 1939. On November 1, 1941, she married John Cleo Snell at Mount Vernon, SD. They lived on a farm east of Mitchell. In 1946, they moved to Mitchell, where they owned and operated Snell’s Tire and Gas and Super City Laundry. She was also employed at National Foods, Buche’s and Newberry’s. In 1978, they retired and spent winters in Texas and summers in Mitchell.

She is survived by three children: Norma Eppel of Mitchell, Clarene Shaw and husband, Robert of Sioux Falls, John Cleo Snell and wife, Linda of Huron; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, one brother, Lindell Musick and wife, Deanna of Mitchell, and a sister-in-law, Maxine Musick of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her husband on April 17, 1991, two brothers, Ira and Eugene Musick and her parents.



Thursday, March 31, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, April 1, 2011
10:30 AM
Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene
1017 West Norway
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Kay & Gary Shafer on March 30, 2011
You have our sympathy in the death of your mother and sister. I have printed out this obituary to send to Norma Shafer and Dorothy Hart, who now reside together at Edgewood Vista in Sioux Falls, SD.
Posted by Marcia Mack on March 30, 2011
Norma, Clare and John, I am so sorry to read of your Mom's death. My earliest memories are of our families being together on picnics, sharing meals and traveling together in our stationwagons! Your Mom always had the most kind smile and she was a wonderful friend to Mom! Please know I share your grief. In Christ's love, Marcia
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