Rachel Renee Snelling, age 25, of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2019 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
She was born December 12, 1993 in Springfield, Illinois the daughter of Larry Dale and Rhonda Sue Thomas Snelling.
Rachel was a certified medical assistant for the GI Department of Blessing Physicians Services for the past 3 years.
She graduated from Brown County High School with the class of 2012. Rachel also received her Medical Assistant Degree from Vatterott Education Center in Quincy, Illinois in 2016.
She was baptized in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Quincy.
Rachel enjoyed working in her flower gardens and taking care of her house and car, but her greatest joy was the time spent with her many friends and family. She was known for her contagious smile, her fun loving, sassy but sweet, feisty personality. Rachel was a caring, compassionate and generous person; she continued that in death through the gift of organ donation.
Survivors include her fiancée, Jacob Shoopman of Mt. Sterling. Her father and bonus mother, Larry and Laura Snelling of Quincy. Her mother and bonus father, Rhonda and Dennis Mills of Versailles, Illinois. Her maternal grandparents, John and Edith Thomas of Mt. Sterling. 2 brothers Ross Mills of Jacksonville, Illinois and Ryan Mills of Versailles. 2 sisters Megan Fulling (Patrick) of Troy, Illinois and Kristen DeVine (Nick) of Quincy. 4 nephews Jaxon and Jameson Fulling and Greyson and Emerson Shoopman. 1 aunt and uncle Shirley and Matt Lung of Mt. Sterling and several cousins including Eric and Laura Anderson also survive along with her beloved dog, Nova.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Russell and Donna Snelling.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Pastor Tim White and Pastor Lois Sorrill officiating.
Burial will follow in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family suggested memorials be made to the Brown County United Way.
Condolences for the family may be left on line at www.hendrickerfuneralhome.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.
Brown County United Way
P.O. Box 132, Mount Sterling IL 62353