Kenneth L. Snell, age 80 of Celina, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Mercer County community Hospital in Coldwater. He was born on July 26, 1941 to the late Frank and Edna (Kirkland) Snell in Dayton. His significant other Joanne Valentine survives in Celina. He is also survived by his daughter Julie Bryant of Piqua, grandchild Jonathan Moore of Urbana, Brothers and sisters-in-law Robert (Darline) Snell of Dayton, Frank "Sherman" (Darlene) Snell of Dayton, Betty Jeffery of Dayton, and Donna Snell of Dayton.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his grandson Jeremy Moore, brothers Frank Jeffery, Paul Snell, Richard Snell, and his sister and brother-in-law Lorraine (Tank) Tankersly.
Kenneth proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and was Honorably Discharged in 1960. He then was employed as a Police Officer for 23 years with the Miami Township-Dayton Police Department. After leaving the police department he became Brinks driver and a security guard. He was a member of the Grand Lake United Methodist Church in Montezuma.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Kenneth will be buried in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. Kenneth's arrangements are in the care of the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina. Condolences may be shared with the Snell family on-line at the LehmanDzendzelFH.com
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