Snidow, Ellen Bowles

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Ellen Bowles Snidow, 96 of Pembroke, VA departed this life to be in her Heavenly Home, March 1, 2021, in the care of her loving family and Intrepid Hospice. Born September 18, 1924, she was a daughter of the late John and Eva Meredith Bowles.

Ellen is retired from Celanese. She practiced her Christian faith in membership at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church. Beside her family, she enjoyed surrounding herself with beautiful things her hands would touch through arts and crafts or gardening whether in the planting of flowers or vegetables. She also enjoyed her time in reading and travel.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John, Armon, William, and Wayne Bowles; and a sister, Josephine Beswick.
Left to cherish her memory to their hearts are her sweetheart and husband, William Snidow who she married November 27, 1945; children, Patricia and Steve Woody, Gary and Fumiko Snidow, Doyle and Connie Snidow, and Cliff Snidow; grandchildren, Jessica Eller, Stephany Wilson, Sean Woody, Nathan Snidow and Hunter Snidow; great grandchildren; siblings, Janet Robertson, Phyllis Niday, Nancy Falls, Jean Caldwell, Margaret Higginbotham, Robert Bowles, and Terry Bowles; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a Celebration of Life of Ellen at the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel in Pembroke on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 3:00 PM with Pastors Russ Giesham and Eddie Kendall officiating. Funeral services will conclude at Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg, VA. Family will receive friends in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. We ask that all follow social distancing regulations and wear masks to protect all against Covid-19 in accordance with CDC Regulations and the recommendations set forth by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Mount Lebanon Methodist Church or the American Heart Association in Ellen’s loving memory. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

The staff of Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke, VA are honored to be serving the Snidow Family.