Karla Athalia Snodgrass, 53, of Kingston, formerly of Chillicothe, went home to rest in the arms of her Heavenly Father on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, following an extended illness.
Karla was born Aug. 9, 1963, in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Chillicothe when she was 5. She had lived in the area, on and off, ever since.
She was a 1981 graduate of Chillicothe High School and had worked many years in the retail and restaurant management industries, as well as in home health care.
Karla is survived by her husband, Boyd Snodgrass, whom she married on Dec. 3, 2005, and who brought many years of joy to her life, serving not only as her husband and companion, but also her primary caregiver.
She also had a great love for and pride in her three surviving children, Christopher R. Barnett of Lexington, Kentucky, Christol R. Barnett of Danville, Kentucky, and Amanda P. (Todd) Burgett of Grove City; and her two granddaughters, Nevaeh Burgett and Lacie Burgett. Two step-children, Dane Lenzi of Acworth, Georgia, and Teresa Lenzi of Chillicothe, also survive. Karla also leaves behind several siblings, including sister, Nadyne McAdams; nephew, Benjamin (Angela) McAdams; niece, Beth Ann Brown, all of Chillicothe; as well as many good and cherished friends she has met along the way. They were a true blessing in her life. In addition, Karla leaves behind a special aunt, Juanita (Tom) Janes of New Castle, Indiana; uncle, Philip (Joyce) Stewart of Ashville; pastor and friend, Mitch Salyers; step-father, Arthur Swadner of Cincinnati; and good friend and former mother-in-law, Justine Barnett of Burgin, Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
Visitation for Karla will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, with her funeral immediately following at 2 p.m. at Haller Funeral Home & Crematory, Chillicothe. Following cremation, Karla’s ashes will be laid to rest with her mother, Alvena Williams Swadner, at Springbank Cemetery, Yellowbud.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal