Dale Dean Snow 61, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Liberty Hospital.
Dean was born Aug. 16, 1946, in Crawford County, Kans., the son of Merle and Ruth (Long) Snow.
Dean was a very caring compassionate person who never met a stranger. He always put everyone else’s needs before his own. He was a graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas.
Dean was a Funeral Director and Embalmer. He purchased Gowing-Snow Funeral Home in Richmond, in 1987 and then operated Snow Funeral Home in Richmond for over 20 years. He also had Snow Funeral Home in Wellington for several years.
He served as National Deputy Commander of D-Mort under Tom Shepardson and was former commander of Region 7 D-Mort where he was still an active member.
Dean served as Ray County Coroner for 24 years and was a member of the Missouri Medical Examiners and Coroners Association and also served on the board. He was a member of the Missouri Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association for many years.
He was a Rotarian and had received the Paul Harris Award. Dean was a founder, former president, and served on the board of Ideal Industries in Richmond; was a member and past president of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, was one of the founders of the Richmond Mushroom Festival, served on the Ray County Fair Board for many years, served on the Board for the Ray County Fellowship Center, and was a Board member of Ducks Unlimited for many years.
Dean served in many other service organizations and performed a great deal of community service over the years.
Survivors include: his mother, Ruth Snow of Clinton; the love of his life, Robin Outersky, and her daughter, Marcie, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Dawn Schumacher and her husband, Patrick, of Lexington, Ky.; one brother, Charles E. “Gene” Snow and his wife, Janis, of Columbia; two sisters and one brother-in-law, JoAnne Steimer of Scottsdale Ariz., and Joyce Cunningham and her husband, Gary, of Pittsburg, Kan.; one grandson, Alex Schumacher; three step-sons, Chris, Andy and Scott Holm; and four step-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to Ideal Industries of Richmond, the Ray County Veterans Club, or D-Mort Team #7.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, at the Polley Funeral Home in Richmond. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, at the Richmond United Methodist Church in Richmond. Burial and committal services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Urich Cemetery in Urich.
Arrangements are under the direction of Polley Funeral Home in Richmond.