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Obituary for Andora Lucille "Toni" Snell

Garden City- Andora Lucille “Toni” Snell, 99, died on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at her home in Topeka. She was born on March 22, 1923 in Wichita the daughter of Richmond Carroll & Nancy Estella (Roper) Strickland. She married Walter W. Snell on June 26, 1944 in Wichita. He died on December 14, 2006.

While growing up Toni lived in several places before graduating from Dodge City High School and attending Kansas State University. She moved to California and did clerical work and then moved to Wichita during World War II and worked at Cessna. She and Walter moved to Garden City in 1949 where he pursued his career in farming. Toni was a homemaker but also held several clerical positions. In her free time she volunteered for many local organizations. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Garden City, Ks and was involved in her Builders Sunday School class, bible study and UMW circles. She also belonged to the Acorn Club and the Epsilon Sigma Alpha social sorority. Toni enjoyed bridge, ceramics, painting, her flower garden, crossword puzzles and reading Christian Literature.

She is survived by her Daughters- Sharrie Wartell of Topeka and Susan Grothusen (Dave) of Scott City, 3 Grandchildren- Brent Wartell (Jenifer Colpitts), Jana Harden (Julia Kizzar) and Ashley Goss (Loren), 7 Great-Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Grandson- Thomas Wartell, 3 Brothers and 5 Sisters.

Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM Monday at First United Methodist Church with Rev Joel Plisek officiating. The service will be livestreamed on the Garnand Funeral Home facebook page. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Friends may call from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at

Garnand Funeral Home. 412 North 7th Garden City, Ks. 67846. 620-276-3219.