Funeral service for Vella Kile, 84, of Thornville, were August 31, 2008, at Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home, Thornville, with Pastor Steve Shaw officiating. Burial will be in McBride Cemetery in Missouri.
Vella passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. She was born March 17, 1924, in Wright County, Mo., to the late General and Cecilia (Williams) Snow.
Vella married her husband, Henry H. Kile, on Dec. 1, 1944, in Lebanon, Mo. She attended Marantha Bible Church. Vella loved pitching baseball and softball with her children, as well as the children in the neighborhood. She enjoyed making up songs and singing to her grandchildren, working puzzle books and walking two miles around the neighborhood with family or friends. She also played the piano and enjoyed working in her garden.
Vella is survived by her husband, Henry; children, Ancil Kile, Eveline (Ted) Woods and Chuck (Kim) Kile; sisters, Mora Leadbetter, Verba Winegardner and Velma Beasley; brother, Wallace Snow; grandchildren, Kristi (David) King, Lisa Woods, Janeen (Pat) Beddow, Jonathon Woods and Lloyd, Ryan and Afton Kile; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Vella was preceded in death by her siblings, Charlie, Elmer and Jim Snow, Estlee Burris, Ora Richardson, Arthur Snow and Clara Jones; and a great-granddaughter.
Online condolences can be made at www.boringsheridanfuneralhomes. com.