Long-Time Kirkwood Resident Herman Snorton Dies

Services are Monday for Snorton, 92, who was a long-time resident of Kirkwood.

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On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, University City resident Herman B. Snorton, 92, died. Snorton was a long-time resident of Kirkwood. 

Snorton graduated from Lincoln Douglas High School in Indiana in 1937. In 1941, he worked at Seger Sunbeam War Plant to make bullets for the Navy.

He married Elmeda Vinson (deceased) Dec. 16, 1945. There was one child (Alan) from this union.

He then worked as a Janitor for Biggs who built car bodies for Chrysler. Chrysler bought Briggs and moved the plant to St. Louis and Herman and Elmeda moved to St. Louis. He held various positions at Chrysler including stockroom clerk, stock checker, caustic tank operator and maintenance painting. He retired from Chrysler after 45 years of service.  

Snorton also worked part time at SSM St. Mary's Health Center for 17 years in Environmental Service.

In November 1991, Snorton married to Annie Kendrick and became stepfather to Osby (deceased), Ray and Deborah.

Snorton was a member Union Memorial United Methodist Church.

Survivors include wife, Annie Snorton; three children, Alan Snorton (Julia), Ray Kendrick (Linda), and Deborah Ann Harris (Lawrence); five grandchildren, Justin, Neko (James) Troy (Brittany), James, and Claudette; two great-grandchildren, Neko Osby and Darron; one sister Pendora Hopson; two godchildren, Gloria Nickerson and Sharron White; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and an extended family of friends, “adopted” children and grandchildren. 


A viewing will be held from 9-11 a.m. Monday, March 25, at Union Memorial United Methodist Church, 1141 Belt Avenue, St. Louis. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m.

Burial immediately following at Oak Hill Cemetery, 10301 Big Bend, Kirkwood. 


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