March 10 Obituaries

Jeanne Kennedy


Jeanne Head Kennedy, 85, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Arlington.

Memorial visitation for Mrs. Kennedy was held March 7 at Wade Funeral Home in Arlington.

She was born to Bill and Gladys Womack Head on Aug. 9, 1932. She graduated from Snyder High School in 1949.

My mother, Jeanne was born a small town girl in Snyder and became a big city gal in the DFW area, where she fit right in. She was the best mother a son could have wished for and was my greatest supporter. Her love and support guided me and helped me in all aspects of my life. My dad and I will miss her dearly and will think about her daily. She passed away while we held her hand, surrounded by the people, and the cat, who loved her so very much. She lived a full, happy life and I’m thankful for that. We take comfort knowing that she now sits at God’s side and is watching over us and experiencing her well-deserved eternal peace. We love you, Mom.

Survivors include her husband, Roger Kennedy, one son, Blake Kennedy, and a host of friends and family.


Guadalupe Silva


Guadalupe P. Silva, 77, of Abilene, died Monday, March 5, 2018 at home with his family at his side. 

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Isidore Ochiabuto officiating. Burial will follow at the Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Abilene Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. and a wake will follow at 7 p.m.

Mr. Silva was born on Dec. 12, 1940 in D’Hani to Juanita Perez and Demecio Silva. He Silva was a custodian for the Snyder and the Abilene school districts since 1976. He was married to Epifania for 35 years until her passing and later married Maria Ramos. He raised roosters, enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing his guitar and loved being with his family.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; his fraternal twins, Ricky and Vicky Silva; six brothers, Antonio Silva, Luis Silva, Lucio Silva, Pedro Silva, Ambrosio Silva and Felipe Silva; and two grandchildren, Ricardo and Angelica Silva.

Survivors include his loving wife, Maria Silva of Abilene; three sons, Lupe Silva and his wife, Cindy, Rogelio Silva and his wife, Nancy, all of Snyder, and Miguel Silva and his wife, Rosaura, of Palestine; one daughter, Rosita Rosario Silva and her husband, Jose Gallegos, of Winters; two sisters, Victoria Silva of Chicago, Ill. and Maria P. Silva of Lincoln, Neb.; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

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Elida Ureta


Elida Ureta, 81, of Snyder, died Friday, March 9, 2018.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Miller Family Funeral Home.

Survivors include her daughter, Kim Krueger of Snyder.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 949    
Snyder, TX 79550
Phone: (325) 573-5486
Fax: (325) 573-0044