Aug 16 1946

Dale Dean Snow

Snow lineage Dale Dean Snow –> Merle Dale Snow –> Fayette Snow –> Robert Sidney Snow –> Jasper Newton Snow

aka Dean or Snowman

Born 16 August 1946; Baker, Crawford, Kansas

Parents Merle Dale Snow and Rxxx Ixxxx Lxxx


Marriage age 26; 8 September 1972; Creighton, Cass, Missouri; to Exxxxx Lxxxxxx


  1. Dxxx Mxxxxxxx Snow

Divorced 17 September 1981; Richmond, Ray, Missouri

Marriage age 35; 28 May 1982; Richmond, Ray, Missouri; to Dxxxxxx Lxx Rxxxxx Hxxx


  1. Cxxxxxxxxxx Mxxxxx Hxxx
  2. Axxxxx Dxxxxxxx Hxxx
  3. Sxxxx Axxxxxxxx Hxxx

Divorced August 1994

Occupation Funeral Director, Mortician, Owner-Operator Snow’s Funeral Home, Richmond, Ray, Missouri, Coroner of Ray County Missouri 1985-2008

Died age 61; 29 March 2008; Liberty, Clay, Missouri

Burial 2 April 2008; Urich Cemetery, 795 NW 1271 Rd, Urich, Henry, Missouri


Dale Dean Snow, 61, Richmond, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 29, 2008 at the Liberty Hospital. Dean was born on August 16, 1946 in Crawford County, Kansas, the son of Merle and Rxxx (Lxxx) Snow. He was a very caring compassionate person who never met a stranger. He always put everyone else’s needs before his own. He was a graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas. Dean was a Funeral Director and Embalmer. He purchased Gowing-Snow Funeral Home in Richmond, Mo., in 1987 and then operated Snow Funeral Home in Richmond for over 20 years. He also had Snow Funeral Home in Wellington for several years. He served as National Deputy Commander of D-Mort under Tom Shepardson and was former commander of Region 7 D-Mort, where he was still an active member. Dean served as Ray County Coroner for 24 years and was a member of the Missouri Medical Examiners and Coroners Association and had served on the board. He was a member of the Missouri Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association for many years. He was a Rotarian where he had received the Paul Harris Award. Dean was a founder, former president, and served on the board of Ideal Industries, Richmond, Mo., was a member and a past president of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, was one of the founders of the Richmond Mushroom Festival, served on the Ray County Fair Board for many years, served on the Board for the Ray County Fellowship Center, and was a board member of Ducks Unlimited for many years. Dean served on many other service organizations and performed much community service over the years. Survivors include his mother, Rxxx Snow, Clinton, Mo.; one daughter, Dxxx Sxxxxxxxxx and husband, Pxxxxxx, Lexington, Ky.; one brother, Cxxxxxx E. “Gxxx” and wife, Jxxxx, Columbia, Mo.; two sisters, Jxxxx Sxxxxxx Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jxxxx Cxxxxxxxxx and husband, Gxxx, Pittsburg, Kans., and one grandson, Axxx Sxxxxxxxxx. He is also survived by three step-sons, Cxxxx, Axxx, and Sxxxx Hxxx, and four step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Richmond United Methodist Church, Richmond, Mo. Burial and committal services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Urich Cemetery, Urich, Mo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Polley Funeral Home, Richmond, Mo. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be given to Ideal Industries of Richmond, Mo., Ray County Vets Club, or D-Mort Team #7.



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updated 9 January 2009