Ronald L. Snellen


Died: April 14, 2013

Ronald L. Snellen, 76, formerly of Louisville, retired to Murray in 2010, died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital.

Mr. Snellen was born on June 21, 1936 in Louisville. He worked as a financial planner for MetLife. He served several terms as Commisioner in Middletown, KY, and on the Middletown Historical Commssion. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Louisville, and attended St. John’s Episcopal Church in Murray. He was a life loyal member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Mr. Snellen is survived by his wife, Bonny Snellen of Murray; a son, David Snellen and wife Mary Jo of Murray; a daughter, Elizabeth Roberts and husband Toby of Austin, TX; two brothers, James R. Snellen and wife Dorothy of Jacksonville, FL and Curtis J. Snellen of Irvington, KY; a sister Patsy Cundiff and husband Gerald of Louisville; six grandchildren, Andrew, Laurie and Emily Snellen of Murray and Madeline, Josephine and Audrey Roberts of Austin, TX; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Sophia Whitesides Snellen and two brothers, Herbert Snellen Jr. and William J. Snellen.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, April 19, 2013 at St. John’s Episcopal Church (1620 Main St. Murray, KY 42071) with Rev. Matt Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Murray City Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 PM on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the Imes-Miller Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to either: Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York City, NY 10018 or St. John’s Episcopal Church 1620 Main St. Murray, KY 42071.

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Norman Brown said on Monday, Apr 15 at 8:00 PM

I am so sorry for your loss.Ron was the finest gentleman that I had the pleasure to know. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was my Brother in Sigma Chi, but he was a FRIEND.

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