LAWRENCEVILLE — Earlene Snodgrass, age 79, of Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at her residence. She was born on July 15, 1941 in Birds, Illinois, the daughter of Earl T. and Millie F. (Sechrest) Pinkstaff. She married James P. Griffin on September 2, 1966 and he preceded her in death on December 5, 1983. She then married Albert A. Snodgrass on December 7, 1995 and he preceded her in death on November 18, 2015.
After Earlene graduated from Lawrence Township High School, she worked for Pfizer in Evansville and as a secretary for Pat Rooney. She was then an administrative assistant for a local attorney’s office in Lawrenceville for 48 years. The last nine years of her life was devoted to raising her great-granddaughter, Emily. She was an avid reader and Cubs fan. She enjoyed doing crafts and watching movies with Emily, shopping and going out for dinner with Jamie, cooking, going to church and church functions, spending time with her cats that she adored, as well as spending time with her family. She was a member of the Pinkstaff United Methodist Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents; two husbands, James and Albert; and one brother, Thomas Pinkstaff.
Survivors include one daughter, Jamie Griffin and significant other, Robert Schalasky of Oblong, Illinois; one sister, Dixie Willian and husband, Allan of Decatur, Illinois; two grandchildren, Adrienne Stevens and Noah Kelly; and two great-grandchildren, Emily Ann Griffin and Zeke Stevens.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois, which may be found with the following link: https://www.facebook.com/Emmons-Macey-Steffey-Funeral-Home-Burial-Cremation-Services-241234759332208/. Visitation will be on Monday from noon until 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Pollard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society or the Lawrence County Cancer Resource Center and Wig Shoppe.
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