Welcome to the memorial page for

Barbara (Lanser) Snodgrass

August 7, 1958 ~ October 23, 2017 (age 59)

Barbara Elaine Snodgrass was born August 7, 1958.  She passed away at Pella Regional Health Center on October 23, 2017. 

Barbara spent most of her childhood in Newton and was a 1976 graduate of Grinnell Community Senior High School.  She went on to attend Missouri Methodist School of Nursing.  Most of her life, she worked as a nurse, in  St. Joseph, Missouri, California, and Kansas City.  Barbara married Dennis Snodgrass in 1998, and they made their home in Sully.  Her biggest interest was her grandkids, with other interests of watching the Kansas City Chiefs, attending music concerts, and going to casinos.  Barbara was always caring for others, and always thought of others first.  She was also a volunteer firefighter in Sully.  Barbara was at times ornery and had an adventurous spirit but was limited by her health.

Those left to cherish her memory are:  


Bart and Sarah German, Kansas City, Missouri



Jamie and Shannon Snodgrass, Wellman, Iowa

               Justice Snodgrass

Krista and Allan Boehmer, Ankeny, Iowa

               Kassaundra Gray

               Ashton Boell

               Axel Boehmer

               Aven Boehmer

Adam Snodgrass, Olathe, Kansas

Elizabeth Snodgrass, Atlanta, Georgia


Father Dean and Helen Lanser, Newton, Iowa

Mother-in-law Doris Snodgrass, Sully, Iowa

Biological father John Peak, brother John Jr. and sister Brenda


Siblings: Jeff and Becki Lanser, Cary, North Carolina

Kimberly and Brian Hood, Des Moines, Iowa

Debra and Mark Moioffer, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin


In-laws: Patty and Mark McCormick, Delray Beach, Florida

Jim and Sandy Snodgrass Kellogg, Iowa

Steve and Christine Snodgrass, Tucson, Arizona

Donnie and Debbie Snodgrass, Delray Beach, Florida

Kathy and Dennis Moes Dandridge, Tennessee

Barbara and Michael Mitchell, Ankeny, Iowa


Barbara was preceded in death by her mother Judith Riley, and her father-in-law Donovan Snodgrass. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Sully Fire Department
601 5th Street, Sully IA 50251
Tel: 1-641-594-2760

 Service Information

October 27, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Memorial Service
October 28, 2017

1:30 PM
Sully Community Church
12559 S. 92nd Ave E
Sully, IA 50251