March 07, 2023

GOLDEN CITY- Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar for Billie Jean Snip, 71, Golden City, who died Friday, March 3, 2023, at Cox Barton County Hospital.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to the Roca Blanca Missions or Compassion International, in care of the funeral home.

Condolences may be shared at

Survivors include her son, Scott Norman; grandchildren, Gregory, Gage and Julia, Overland Park, Kan.; two sisters and brother-in-laws, Cinda and Gail Miller, Lamar and Marcia and Burly Jenkins, Ash Grove; as well as four nephews, one niece and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Snip was born Nov. 5, 1951, in Lamar, to Eugene Gardner Snip and Reba Lee (Stansberry) Snip. She was a member of the Golden City Christian Church. She was also an active member of the Morris Grove Coop 4-H, the Lamar Saddle Club and a charter member of the Rough Riders 4-H Club. She was awarded Rodeo Queen in 1966 and was chosen to be the inaugural Princess of the Lamar (Barton County) Fair in 1967.

Mrs. Snip graduated from Golden City High School in 1969 with honors and was Salutatorian of her class. She then married Gerald Max Norman. They owned and operated Scooter's Pizza in Joplin and Webb City. They were also considered pioneers of "pizza delivery", serving delicious pizza and sandwiches for many years.

In 1984, she and her husband moved back to Golden City, where she was raised and built a new home on the family farm in order to pursue her passion of raising horses with her dad. She continued to raise and show Quarter Horses after her dad's death. She reached many levels of success in the horse business by producing many award winners throughout her career. She loved her horses and devoted much of her life to their care.

She also worked as a receptionist in the ER at Cox Barton County Hospital for 20 years, up to her death. As a true disciple, she shared her faith in Christ and deep love for the Lord with everyone in her daily life.