Dolores Snyder, 89

Dolores Jean Snyder, 89, a lifetime resident of LaFontaine, passed away at 6:55 a.m., on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Wabash Parkview Hospital. 

She was born in LaFontaine, on Oct. 11, 1929, to the late John S. and Leona (Beidel) Thompson.
Dolores was a 1947 graduate of LaFontaine High School and attended Fort Wayne Business College.  She married John William Snyder on July 5, 1948; he passed away on December 12, 2014.  Dolores was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and Christian. She was an avid sewer, quilter, gardener and cared for several foster children.

Dolores was a devoted member of the Boundary Line Church of Christ and currently a member of the Woodland Hills Church of Christ in Marion.  She was a member of Topps Club and the Riverside Home Extension Club.
Dolores is survived by six of her seven children; son, David (Tresa) Snyder, Lenoir City, Tenn.; daughter, Holly Snyder, LaFontaine; daughter, Susan (Keith) Sailors, Wabash; daughter, Jean (Jeff) Whitmer, Wabash; son, Jeff (Bill) Snyder, Sebastopol, Calif.; daughter, Rebecca (Curtus) Walker, LaFontaine; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; several step-grandchildren; sister, Kay White, Roann, and many loving family members. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; son, Dennis Joe Snyder and brothers, Robert and Richard Thompson.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at McDonald Funeral Home, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine. Burial will follow immediately at LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are directed to Indiana Organ Procurement Association (IOPA), 3760 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222, or the charity of donor’s choice.

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Posted on 2019 Jul 25