Joan Snyder, 82

Joan W. Snyder, 82, Peru, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru.

She was born Feb. 20, 1931 in Jefferson Township, Miami County, the daughter of Ernest and Kathryn (Cress) Raber who preceded her in death.

On June 26, 1949, she married David E. Snyder at the Mexico Baptist Church, Mexico, Ind., and he survives.

She was a 1949 graduate of Jefferson Township High School, Mexico.  Joan worked for over 20 years as a Bank Teller for Peru Trust Bank and Norwest Bank (now Wells Fargo). She was a lifelong member of Mexico Baptist Church. She was a member of Jefferson Town & Country Extension Homemaker’s Club, American Baptist Women, the YMCA, working with the youth groups, and a member of Circus City Paws and Taws Square Dancers, Peru.

She enjoyed square dancing, line dancing, gardening, swimming, traveling, spending winters in Florida, and loved spending time with family.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, David E. Snyder, daughters Cindy (Dave) Murphy, Valorie (Charles) Cole, and Lisa (Jeff) Wooten, all of Peru. Surviving also are her grandchildren Laura and Jeremy Flaherty, St. Johnsbury, Vt., Leslie and John Flynn, Lafayette, and Ian Wooten, Charlestown, Ind., and great grandchildren Aubrey and Brayden Flynn, Lafayette, Fionnegan and Eamon Flaherty, St. Johnsbury, Vt., and one sister Patsy Ann (Dean) Spear, Mexico, Ind.

Funeral services were held May 25, at Mexico Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Cole officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.        

Memorials can be made to the Mexico Baptist Church, Mexico, Indiana or the Alzheimers Association.

McClain Funeral Home of Denver, Ind., has been entrusted with the arrangements.

The on line guestbook can be signed at

Posted on 2013 May 24