Linda Ann Snelling
Date of Birth
January 18, 1961
Lincoln, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
October 7, 2023
Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Monday, October 16, 2023 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery ~ Greenwood, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Sunday, October 15, 2023 ~ 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska


In care of the family for future designation

Linda Ann Snelling, 62, of Lincoln, NE, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, October 7, 2023 in Lincoln, NE.

Linda is survived by her three children, John L. Snelling Jr., Christina (Eric) Magorian and Kimberly Snelling, all of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, Grant Snelling, Hanley Snelling, Brock Snelling, Kharma Holmes and Kharisma Holmes; sisters, Sharon Prochaska, Retha (Les) DeBrie, Lynnette (Kenny) Winters; brothers, Kevin (Billie) Hansen and Leon (Merrie) Hansen; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Thompson, Lynda Thacker, Lori Snyder, Marty Rubeck, Tom Coonce and Larry Wittrup.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. “Larry” Snelling Sr.; parents, Kelmer and Roberta Hansen; brothers, Norman Hansen and Michael Prochaska.

Larry was the love of her life.  They spent 44 years together, married for 40.  They created many memories together and their love for each other was evident in everything they did.  Linda passing exactly one year after he passed was the end of their story on Earth.  They have now started a new love story to last for eternity.

Linda spent her working years as a custodian with Lincoln Public Schools, Bryan Health and Southeast Community College.  Cleaning was something she enjoyed and did often.  She often made mention that a clean place was a relaxing place.  Many Saturday mornings started with the CD player being turned on and blasting Crosby, Stills and Nash; that was her cleaning music.  She was always on her feet, if you ever looked at her legs you could tell, and always offering to help anyone clean or organize anything.  Sometimes she would just start cleaning when she would come to your house.

The most important thing to Linda was family and family to her was not just by blood.  She had many close friends that she considered her sisters, including her high school best friend Karla, longtime colleague Jolene and neighbor Deb.

Family was so important to her as Linda spent part of her childhood as a ward of the State.  At the age of 13, she met a wonderful family who took her in as their own.  Although she was never officially adopted, she became a Hansen that day and was surrounded by two parents, two sisters and three brothers that showed her what it meant to be loved and belong to a family.  She experienced feelings that she never knew were possible.

Her life story was one thing she was proud of to instill in her children:  No one is ever alone, and you should always treat your family like friends and your friends like family.

A mother is your first friend, she guides you along, just like the wind, to make you stronger and better each day.  We cherish every moment we have been lucky enough to have with her and are happy her heart is whole once again being reunited with dad.

Condolences for Linda Ann Snelling
  1. Lynnette Winters
    • October 10, 2023 - 2 months ago

    To a great sister.i was lucky to be your matron of honor. Seems like yesterday. A love that lasted forever. You are again united. I will miss you sis. Always on my mind forever in my heart…

  2. Deb Thiel
    • October 10, 2023 - 2 months ago

    A friendship that began when our children became friends and lasted through the years. From the memories we made together leading a girl scout troop to the times spent together with our husband’s. I cherished all of our girl talks and laughter. Thank you for all of the memories my sweet friend ❤️

  3. Bakk, LaVerna
    • October 14, 2023 - 2 months ago

    Dear Snelling/Hansen family. So sorry for your loss. Your mom/sister was a good person, and always had a smile and positive attitude. I am glad she is no longer suffering. She would want you to keep remembering her as she was when you were growing up, and then as you became adults and she was still your support system, loving you unconditionally. God bless.

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