Snooks Stirl


Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Snooks Stirl, 86, of Columbus, TX went to be with the Lord on April 1, 2014. 
She was born on December 11, 1927 to Robert and Paula Sachtleben Messamore Luedicke in San Antonio, TX. Snooks worked as a homemaker. On July 7, 1946 she married Harold Stirl. Snooks had an exuberance for life and a flare for creativity. Her love for family was shown in the endless number of outfits she sewed, birthday cakes she baked, and family celebrations she planned and prepared for. She was an artist and she shared this gift by giving her pictures and painted shirts to family and friends. A gardener that brought beautiful flowers and birds to the backyard. But most of all she was a friend, with an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on and gentle arms to hold you in love and support. She was the rock of the family and is already missed.
Snooks is survived by her husband, Harold H. Stirl of Columbus, TX, daughters, Cynthia Willoughby of Cypress, TX, Denise Hickey of Austin, TX, and a son, Michael Stirl and wife Nancy of Daingerfield, TX, 6 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Edward Messamore, mother, Paula Sachtleben Messamore Luedicke, sons-in-law, James T. Hickey and William Willoughby II.
Visitation will be held Friday, April 4, 2014, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, TX.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 10:00 AM at Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, TX, with the Rev. John Hunsicker and Pastor Eugene Fogt officiating.
Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 267, Columbus, TX 78934.
Online condolences can be given at The funeral home is at 104 Short St. in Coloumbus, TX.
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