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Barbara J. (Brown) Snemis dies at 72

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Barbara J. (Brown) Snemis, 72, of Porter, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2007.

She was born Sept. 4, 1934 in Coshocton, Ohio, the daughter of James M. and Mary L. Brown, both of whom preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Daniel Snemis and David (Brighitte) Snemis; a daughter, Cathy J. Wulfing; four brothers, James (Betty) Brown of Crown Point, William (Pat) Brown of Hebron, John (Maria) Brown of Hobart, Joe (Karen) Brown of Crown Point; three sisters, Mary (John) OnOff of Portage, Carolyn Brown of Las Vegas, Nev., Margaret (Richard) Moseley; five grandchildren, Melisa Krisco of Chicago, Alyson Strom of Chesterton, Remy, Martina, Dominic Snemis of Valparaiso, several nieces, nephews and family members and numerous cousins in Okla.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Brown and a niece Colleen Brown.

Mrs. Snemis was a graduate of Tolleston High School class of 1952. She was employed at United Tractor for 16 years. She was a proud member of the Cherokee Nation of Tahlequah, Okla. She enjoyed traveling, her grandchildren, her family, cooking and sharing recipes.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will be at Heritage Crematory, Portage.

Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice Center, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN or the Cherokee Nation Education Corporation, Cherokee Nation, P.O. Box 948, Tahlequah, OK 74465.


Posted 5/1/2007