Jolane Ruby Snodgrass, 82 of Newton died on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at her home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 6, 2021, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials to Hospice of the Midwest may be left at the funeral home.
Jolane, the daughter of Gerald and Ruby (Kloppenberg) Davis, was born on August 10, 1938 in Newton. Her family moved to Colfax when she was a child and she graduated from Colfax High School in 1956. On September 26, 1959, Jolane was united in marriage with Gary Snodgrass in Colfax. They made their home in Newton. Jolane worked as a Para-Pro for the Newton Community School District and later for 19 years at Newton Manufacturing. She retired in 2000. Jolane enjoyed flower gardening, traveling, and going to the casino. She loved attending her grandchildren’s events.
Jolane is survived by her husband, Gary of Newton; children, Cindy (Tim) Doran of Newton and David (Deanna) Snodgrass of Arvada, Colorado; grandchildren, William Snodgrass, Jolaina (Dan) Lawson, Tyler (Jessica) Doran, and Lindsay Doran (Cole White); her great-grandchildren, Jesse, Mia, Charlie, Jace, Noah, Drake, and Dodger; mother, Ruby Davis of Newton; her sister, Crystal (John) Heasley of Iowa City; and her five nieces. She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Davis and brother, Delmar Davis.
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