WALLKILL, N.Y —
Twila Snead of Wallkill, NY, a long-time resident of Walden (1990–2011) and more recently of Wallkill, died on Sunday, July 21, at her home after a seven-year battle with breast cancer. She was 50.
Twila was born on June 10, 1963, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She grew up in Tahlequah, OK, moved to Tulsa, OK in 1989, and then on to Walden in 1990. That same year she began working at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital as a Medical Library Manager, a job that was dear to her heart and that enabled her to help so many others.
She was also a professional photographer and had an amazing eye for seeing the potential in others. Twila earned the love and respect of those who truly knew her, as her hospitality and generosity were well-known, along with her positive, cheerful, and self-sacrificing spirit.
Twila was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Nov. 26, 1978. She served as a full-time volunteer minister of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 23 years and thoroughly loved volunteering as a commuter at both Watchtower Farms in Wallkill and the Education Center in Patterson, N.Y.
Survivors include her parents, Otis and Ramona Snead of Tahlequah, Okla.; brother Steven Snead and his wife April of Broken Arrow, Okla.; sister Teena Cantrell and her husband Dennis of Houston, Texas; brother Mark Snead and his wife Ginger of Tulsa, Okla.; niece Summer Stoffel and her husband Aaron; nephew R. Sterling Snead and his wife Kylie; niece Chelsy Snead of Tulsa, Okla.; nephew Derek Miller of Storrs, Conn.; nephew Jason Miller of New York City; grandnieces Anabella and Sophia Stoffel of Broken Arrow; and grandnephew Ian Maverick Snead of Broken Arrow.
Twila was predeceased by her sister Starla Miller in 1995. A memorial service was held in New York.
It was Twila’s wish that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Watchtower, c/o Treasurer's Office, 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1300. Arrangements are by Millspaugh Funeral Directors (millspaughfuneralhome.com).
Millspaugh Funeral Directors, 22 Bank St., Walden, N.Y.