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Pauline Snodgrass, 102, Clay Center, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.
She was born Aug. 22, 1911, in Holton, the daughter of Charles Daniel and Bertha Longley Lueck. She moved to Netawaka as a child and graduated from Netawaka High School before attending Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. She later received a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Kansas State University.
Mrs. Snodgrass was a teacher in Netawaka before her marriage, and she and her husband lived in Eskridge and Hiawatha until 1937, when they relocated to Clay Center. After her husband’s death she operated a nursery school in her home. She founded the Clay County Child Care Center, located in the Presbyterian Church, in 1972.
She was one of the original members of the Pawnee Mental Health Services and served on the board for 34 years. She was a member of PEO for 70 years and was also actively involved in NEA, PEO, WSCS, Rotary Club and Lions Club.
She married Wayne Snodgrass in 1933. He died in 1969. She also was preceded in death by three siblings, Laura Ann Lueck, Charles Daniel Lueck Jr. and Henry Longley Lueck.
Survivors include children, Carol Hall and husband Richard, Washington, D.C., C.L. Snodgrass and wife Judy, Clay Center, Kathleen Clinesmith and husband Ben, New York City, N.Y., Kenny Snodgrass, Austin, Texas, David Snodgrass and wife Cynthia, Tacoma, Wash., and Diane Sollenberger, St. Paul, Minn.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Clay Center United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home in Clay Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clay County Child Care Center, the Clay County Arts Council, Pawnee County Mental Health Services, Clay Center United Methodist Church or the Presbyterian Manor.