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Janet G. Snavely

March 26, 1922 ~ February 1, 2017 (age 94)

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Memorial Service
February 10, 2017

7:00 PM
Lebanon Valley Bible Church
1492 Horseshoe Pike
Lebanon, PA 17042

Janet G. Snavely, age 94, wife of the late John S. Snavely, went to be with the Lord on February 1, 2017 after a short illness.


The Snavelys were missionaries with The Evangelical Alliance Mission in South Africa for almost 30 years. John was a bush pilot for Mosvold Mission Hospital, and Janet taught English to the student nurses. Later she taught music at Durban Bible College. In 1991, Janet retired to Gretna Springs, PA, where she taught a Bible class, helped set up a senior ministry at her church, and fascinated everyone with her stories and outgoing personality. At age 93, she moved in with her daughter Mary Kay and published her African journal “Wings Over Zululand.”


Janet is survived by sons John (late wife Jackie), Robert (wife Kathy), and Mike (wife Carrie); daughters Mary Kay (husband Brad) and Ann (husband Rick); 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and her brother George (wife Ann).


Following a private interment, a memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at Lebanon Valley Bible Church, 1482 Horseshoe Pike, Lebanon, PA 17042. 


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to TEAM, PO Box 1986, Grapevine, Texas 76009.  “In memory of Janet G. Snavely, to be given to TEAM South Africa where most needed.”

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