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Effie Ernestine Boyd Snodgrass came into this world on June 25, 1935. Born to Ernest and Velva Cundiff Boyd at their home in Agency, Missouri, she grew up alongside her brother Elmer Wallace (Buck) and sisters, Norma Ruth Hendirks, Dorothy Louise, Helen Pauline Hammon, Margorie Ellen VanVickle and “Pat (Frankie Darlene) Kalin.

After graduating high school in 1953, Effie lived and worked in the St. Joseph area until marrying David L. Snodgrass III on April 22, 1956. David and Effie recently celebrated their 68th anniversary. Effie™s faith, born in the RLDS Church, sustained her throughout her life. She had a gifted memory, loved her family, enjoyed cooking, and being outdoors.

Effie passed on Saturday, June 22, 2024.

Effie leaves behind her husband David L. Snodgrass III; son, Galen D. Snodgrass and wife, Kim; daughter Alison Jean Culver and husband, David Culver; as well as six grandchildren and their families; Samantha Thomas, Kathryn Rollins, Doug Snodgrass, Lisa Snodgrass, Evan Culver and Audrey Culver.

Effie also loved being great-grandmother to eight. Effie Ernestine will be remembered as one of the strongest women we have had the honor to know. Her self-discipline and courage to clearly speak her truth. Never one to complain, or take medicine, Effie faced several illnesses with a grace and stamina that is difficult to put into words. She was a powerhouse of strength, determination, stubbornness and resilience.

Healing farewell service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday June 27, 2024, at the Bailey & Cox Family Funeral Service, Plattsburg, Missouri. Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, Missouri. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial gifts to the Johnnys Café at the Liberty Christian Church or The Good Sheperd Memorial Fund. Arrangements Bailey & Cox Family Funeral Service Plattsburg Mo. Online guestbook and obituary at