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 Bliss Gray Snethen

Bliss Gray Snethen

Birth
Adams County, Iowa, USA
Death 20 Jul 2009 (aged 90)
Stanton, Montgomery County, Iowa, USA
Burial Corning, Adams County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 100640698 · View Source
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Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Corning.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Patrick Catholic Church and/or Religious Education Fund.
Bliss Gray Snethen, son of Frank Morris and Jennie (Gray) Snethen, was born on November 22, 1918 on the original Snethen Homestead in Douglas Township, Adams County, Iowa. Bliss entered eternal rest on Monday, July 20, 2009 at the Stanton Care Center in Stanton, Iowa at the age of ninety years, seven months and twenty-eight days.
Bliss attended Dog Hollow country school for eight years and graduated with the Class of 1936 from Corning High School as Salutorian. Bliss farmed with his father, worked at the sale barns and raised black Angus cattle. He loved working with horses and in 1940, along with his Uncle Henry Gray, entered horses in the pulling contest at the Adams County Fair and other fairs.
Bliss was united in marriage to Nellie Haley Quinn of Adams County on July 24, 1951 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Corning, Iowa. The couple resided on an acreage in West Corning before buying the Mahlon Corothers farm in 1961. Bliss and Nellie enjoyed their hobby of entering their pony drawn buggy in many parades throughout their years. Bliss farmed his entire life in Adams County. He was a member of the Cattleman's Association and the Soil Conservation Committee.
Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Sonya (husband Raymond) Barton of Corning, Iowa; grandson, Jonathan (wife Gentri) Barton of Nevada; granddaughter, Amanda Barton (friend Oscar Bueno) of San Diego, California and great-grandchildren: Cael and Nora Barton.
Bliss was preceded in death by his parents: Frank and Jennie Snethen; his wife, Nellie Snethen on January 2, 2005 and sister, Melva Peckham on December 23, 1965.


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  • Created by: Marty & Harley
  • Added: 13 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100640698
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bliss Gray Snethen (22 Nov 1918–20 Jul 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100640698, citing Calvary Cemetery, Corning, Adams County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Marty & Harley (contributor 47240226) .