In Memory of Holly Snell

Holly Snell
Holly Snell
Born: February 11, 1953
Died: October 1, 2019
Age: 66
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Holly Snell
February 11, 1953 - October 1, 2019
From: Ida Grove, IA

Holly Snell, age 66, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at the Select Specialty Hospital of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Father Richard D. Ball will officiate. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m. and a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Holly Jo Snell was born on February 11, 1953, in St. Anthony’s Hospital of Carroll, Iowa. She was the daughter of Floyd and Eva Mae (Bond) Konrady. The family made their home in Odebolt, Iowa and relocated to Ute, Iowa where Holly started kindergarten. The family lived in Ute until Holly was in the 4th grade then the family moved to a farm east of Ida Grove, Iowa, in January of 1964.

Holly graduated from Ida Grove High School with the class of 1973. After graduation Holly moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where she began working in sectorial positions in an office setting.

On September 13, 1997, Holly was united into marriage to James Snell. The couple shared 13 years together before James passed away in May of 2011.

Holly remained in Des Moines and continued working for Rochester Armored Car Services until health issues forced her into retirement.

In her spare time, Holly had a passion for playing Canasta and reading novels and books of all genres. She had a soft spot for cats and dogs but was especially fond of cats. Holly treasured her time with her family and friends. They brought immense joy to her life.

A special memory for Holly was her vacation to Florida in 2017. It was a goal of Holly’s to return to Florida and spend time on the beach with her niece Nicole and close friend Kris.

Due to health issues, Holly returned to Ida Grove in May of 2018 where she resided at Morningside Care Center. After a lengthy stay in the hospital, Holly was welcomed through the gates of heaven on October 1, 2019.

Left to cherish her memory are her mother Eva Konrady of Ida Grove, IA; brother Craig (Jeanne) Konrady of Elk Point, SD; sister Victoria Konrady of West Des Moines, IA.

She was preceded in death by her father Floyd Konrady (1982) and husband James “Jim” Snell (2011).


10:30 a.m., Tuesday
October 8, 2019
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Father Richard D. Ball


Honorary Pallbearers:
Nicole Booth
Adam Konrady
Mark Konrady
Natalie Konrady
Lee Konrady


5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Rosary at 6:30 p.m.
Vigil at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 7, 2019
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


"Amazing Grace" ~ hymn
"Jesus You Are Mercy" ~ recorded
"Ashes to Ashes" ~ recorded
"Farewell Blessing" ~ recorded
"How Great Thou Art" ~ hymn

Kay Bloyer, Organist
Theresa Wunschel, Cantor


Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 9:07 AM
“One of my favorite cousins growing up. Holly always had time for me when our folks would visit each other. I'm thankful I got to know her again the last few years. My deepest sympathy to Aunt Eva, Vicki , Craig & family.”
- Teresa Schumann
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 9:55 AM
“I will miss Holly more then words can say. She was and always will be in my heart and thoughts .So I am so sorry for your loss. ”
- Khris Bragg
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 3:50 PM
“Eva, Vicky, Craig and family - My thoughts will be with you as you gather together to cherish Holly’s memory and celebrate her life. May the coming days bring you comfort and peace.”
- Susan Konrady Graham
Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 10:54 AM
“So sorry to hear of Holly’s death. I enjoyed seeing her at the Care Center. She always had a smile and I liked visiting with her. My sincere sympathy to you! God Bless! Joan ”
- Joan K. Petersen
Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 10:54 AM
“As the family gathers to honor and mourn Holly I will not be able to share these moments with you. However, my spirit is with all of you. Until our paths cross again.”
- Paul Konrady
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