Lori Diane Connell-Snider, 60, of Purdy, Mo., entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 12, 2017, at her home after a battle with cancer. She was born in Inglewood on April 19, 1957, to Dave Connell and the late Diane Florence (Plisco) Connell. Lori was united in marriage to Kenneth Snider on Sept. 9, 1999.
Connell-Snider was a graduate of Laguna Beach High School as was her sister Deidre Baxter and brother Charles (Chuck) Connell. She was a member of the Laguna Beach American Legion Auxiliary. Connell-Snider was a crafter, loved playing Bingo and was a fierce competitor in all games involving a fast brain and hands.
Connell-Snider became a human resources manager for SK&A, in Irvine, and while there attended Phoenix University and obtained a degree in management. After moving to Missouri, she worked at Bruner Pharmacy and later as human resources manager for Justin Boots.
Connell-Snider is survived by her husband Kenneth (KC), father Dave Connell and stepmom Diane Connell, sister Deidre Baxter, and brother Lt. Col. USAF Ret. Charles Connell, son John Patrick Bradshaw, daughters Jessica Lori Milden and Erica Lori Biloki, step-brother John Martese, step-son Kenneth Clay Snider, step-daughter Kayla Ann Snider and four grandchildren.
A celebration of life was held on Thursday, June 15, at her daughter Erica’s home in Purdy, Mo.
Interment will be at Harbor Lawn – Mt. Olive Memorial Park in Costa Mesa at a date and time to be announced later.