Laura Mae Sneed McManomy

Laura Mae Sneed McManomy, of Evansville, Ind., died April 29, 2005, at Deaconess Hospital at the age of 85.

Laura was born Laura Mae Edwards on January 1, 1920, to George Washington Edwards and Ella Neva McArthy in Granger, Missouri, where George was a minister in the Methodist Church. Her mother died during the flu epidemic of 1918-1920. Her father died in Elizabethtown, Illinois, in 1946 at the age of 70. Her second mother was Loretta Edwards. Loretta died in Elizabethtown, Illinois.

As did many Hardin County, Illinois families, Laura and her husband, Paul Sneed, moved to Evansville, Indiana, at the beginning of World War II to work in the war factories. She worked on the famous P-47 airplane during the war and spent most of her remaining work life working at Faultless Caster in Evansville, where she retired in 1985. She enjoyed dancing and bowling.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Sneed, in 1991; her second husband, Leon McManomy, in 1998; her daughter, Ella Sneed Buth, in 1973; and her grandson, Andrew James Sneed, in 2000.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, Herbert, Howard, Harry, John, George and Ben; and a sister, Betty.

She is survived by sons, Robert Sneed and his wife, Fran, Chandler, Ind., and Bradley McManomy and his wife, Velba, Newburgh, Ind.; grandchildren, Laura Buth Wagner, Indianapolis, Ind., Sara Sneed Hamm, Bremerton, Wash., Brett Buth, Indianapolis, Ind., Todd Buth, Indianapolis, Ind., Crystal McManomy, Evansville, Ind., Brandon McManomy, Newburgh, Ind., and Robin Sneed, Chandler, Ind.; great-grandchildren, Adam Wagner and Nolen Wagner, Indianapolis, Ind.; sisters, Ruth Ozee, Cave-In-Rock, Ill., Bessie Stone, Golconda, Ill., Jane Tanner, Harrisburg, Ill., and Mary Lou Schmidt, Glenwood Springs, Colo.; and brothers, Charles Edwards, Terre Haute, Ind., and Fred Edwards, Terre Haute, Ind.

Laura was a generous person who touched many lives. She loved her family very much and will be missed very much by everyone who knew her.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at Browning Funeral Home, with burial following in the Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2005, at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Avenue, Evansville, IN 47711.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of her daughter, Ella Sneed Buth, to the Lupus Foundation of America Inc., 2000 L Street NW, Suite 710, Washington, D.C. 20036.

Source: Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - May 1, 2005 1991


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