Jana Rae Snook


Jana Rae Snook passed away peacefully of cancer Sun., Jan. 13 at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville, Iowa.

Jana was born to Raymond and Dorcas Snook in Chariton, Iowa on Feb. 23 1953. She graduated from Wayne Community High School with the class of 1971. She attended Cosmetology school in Des Moines then became an instructor there.

Jana moved to Corydon and attended Indian Hills College for computer training then accepted a position at Rubbermaid Company in Centerville. Jana always enjoyed bowling, so becoming a member of the Rubbermaid bowling league was a highlight.

In 1990 while working at Rubbermaid, she noticed symptoms that were later diagnosed as MS. Jana continued to work for a time, but was forced to quiet what she called her dream job. She moved from her home into Shamrock Apartments along with her cat named Tweety. In 2002, Jana became a resident at Golden Age Care Center.

Jana is survived by her sister-in-law Connie West and husband James of Corydon, aunts, uncles and cousins. Jana was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Jim and infant sister Sue Ann.

Jana always faced her debilitating health challenges with a positive and cheerful attitude… with a smile for everyone she met.

She will be missed by her dedicated friends, Judy, Lorie and Jo, many caregivers and her sister in law Connie.

Funeral service was Jan. 17, 2018 at Thomas Funeral Home in Corydon with Rev. Diane Olson-Schroeder officiating. Interment followed at Corydon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to EveryStep Hospice or Corydon United Methodist Church and condolences may be shared at www.thomasfh.com or facebook.com/thomasfuneralhome.