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SNYDER, Doris 1917-2014


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/18/2015 at 11:14:30

Doris Fern Snyder our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the age of 97. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 17th at 11:00 A.M. at the Ivester Church of the Brethren in Grundy Center. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 16th from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Doyen-Abels Funeral Home in Wellsburg and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial will be held at the Sheller Cemetery in rural Grundy Center immediately following the service. Memorials may be directed to the family.

She was born February 28, 1917 in Melrose Township in Grundy County to Robert and Gladys (Newell) Hess. Doris grew up on a farm in Melrose Township. She graduated from Wellsburg Community School in 1935. Doris was married to Basil Snyder on February 14, 1936 in her parents' house in Melrose County.

Doris lived a very full and rewarding life. Basil and she farmed in Melrose and Shiloh Townships in Grundy County while raising their four daughters. Doris was quite the home-maker. She had a huge garden and along with it came canning and freezing. She could also be found working in the fields and doing chores alongside Basil. She was a great cook and baker. She also was a 4-H Leader and active in the Farm Bureau. She loved to sew and made many of the clothes for her daughters. She quilted, sewed and knitted. She loved to travel throughout the United States and made one trip to Europe.

She was a member of Ivester Church of the Brethren and the Cheerful Helpers Sunday School Class. She also attended the Alice Church of God and most recently would attend the United Reformed Church with her daughter. She was a member of the Kappa Iota Club. She loved to bowl as well as play bingo and cards.

Doris loved to spend time with her family. She is survived by her daughters: Shirley Jean (Jerry) Hogan of Wellsburg, Margaret Ann (Tom) Thompson of Boulder CO, Karla Mae (Harold) Sloan of Pewaukee, WI, and Wanda Jane (Richard) Reents of Wauconda, IL; grandchildren Jerome Lindaman, Shelley Paulson, Pam Sullivan, Sonja Moll, Joseph Stout, Steven Meyer, Sarah Meyer, and Kaleb Reents; great-grandchildren: Jared Lindaman, Susan Paulson, Eric Sells, Dylan and Dakota Moll, Tyler and Jacob Stout, and Britt Meyer; great-great-grandchildren: Aundrea Lindaman and Kyera Sells, and siblings; Isabelle Venenga, Helen Huisman, Mildred Basco, and Lawrence Hess.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Basil Snyder; her husband of 2 years, Ted Harms; special friend Duncan McMartin; two grandsons: Jason Lindaman and David Sells; her brother and sister-in-law: Clarence and Lois Hess, sister and brother-in-law Audrey and Robert Gillett, brothers-in law, Roy Venenga and Eugene Huisman, and sister-in-law Phyllis Hess.

Her family would like to express gratitude and thankfulness to her many friends who helped her live and enjoy a long fulfilling life.

--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)


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