Lena Snowden


Lena Juliette Snowden, age 2, of Westport, died at 9:01 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2017, at her home.

Lena was born April 8, 2015, the daughter of Jacob Neal Snowden and Jennifer Lynn Elgar.

She enjoyed playing with her pet chicken, named Ducky, and anything with Bugs Bunny, Chicken Little and Maya the Bee. She also loved bubbles, dancing, ponies and her best friend and big brother, Johnny.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2017, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill NeSmith officiating. Calling will be from noon until service time Friday. Burial will be at Donaldson Cemetery in Bartholomew County.

Memorial donations can be made to the Lena Juliette Snowden Memorial Fund through the funeral home to help with final expenses.

Survivors include her parents; great-grandmothers, Arbutis Snowden of Austin and Florence Toll of Columbus; grandparents, Gary Elgar and Betty Elgar, both of Elizabethtown, Neal (Jackie) Snowden of Seymour and Pam (Roy) Friedersdorf of Westport; aunts, Sandra (Michael) Seaton of Columbus, Kate (Ben) Spurgeon of Elizabethtown and Myra (Josh) Christie of Seymour; uncles, Clint Berry of Crothersville, James Elgar of Elizabethtown and Paul Deburise of Westport; great-aunts and -uncles, Shirlon (Tom) Boswell of Elizabethtown, Dona (Greg) Kinworthy of Florida, Barbara (Larry) Hardin of Elizabethtown, Becky (Jack) Jeffries of Elizabethtown, Brenda (Mike) Carothers of Seymour, George (Debbie) Zimmerman of Elizabethtown, Lena Christine (Bill) NeSmith of South Carolina, Linda Snowden of Louisville, Gary (Brenda) Snowden of Seymour, Pappy Snowden of Jeffersonville, Teresa (Jessie) Stanley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Larry (Shirley) Elgar of Columbus, Harold Elgar of Jackson County, Nyla (Dave) Barnes of Shelbyville and Nancy Wolfe of Columbus; several cousins; and siblings, Johnny McCrory of Westport and Katey Snowden of Seymour.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Joseph Snowden, George Zimmerman, Lena Zimmerman, Walter Elgar, Norris Garriott and John Toll; and her great-aunt, Margaret Zimmerman; great-great-grandparents, Jake and Mabel Garriott.

You are invited to view her video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.