Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Schneider / Snider / Snyder


The  Arizona  Daily  Star
Tucson, Arizona
September 07, 2008
Page B.6.
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            James C. Snyder  died peacefully on August 31, 2008, in Tucson.  He is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years,  Jessie; his son,  Jerry;  sisters,  Fern,  Ruth  and  Catherine;  his brothers,  Wayne,  Richard  and  David.  He is survived by his only living sister,  Mary Jane;  daughters,  Ida,  Nancy  and  Shirley, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  James was born in Shelbyville, Indiana, November 1, 1917, where he lived until the late 1940's when he moved west for his son's health.  He worked for Phelps Dodge Mercantile in the Morenci-Clifton area as a meat-cutter for 35 years.  He was an avid gardener raising vegetables, fruits and flowers which he shared generously with his family and friends.  He was a lifetime member of the local Elks Club and attended the Catholic Church all of his life.  He and Jessie retired to Verde Lee in the Clifton area where they lived a peaceful retirement for 25 years until they moved to Tucson for health reasons.  The family wishes to thank the Apple Tree staff and the Family Hospice Care Staff in Tucson for the care given to James in his last years.  Services will be at the Morenci Holy Cross Catholic Church on Monday, September 8, 2008 starting with the Rosary at 930 a.m.  Burial will be following the services at the Clifton Ward's Canyon cemetery. Arrangements are handled by the Bunker Family Funeral Home in Safford.  A Memorial service is planned for early November in Tucson so family and friends may celebrate James' life.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The Shelbyville News
October 19, 2000
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Margaret Schneider, 91, Greenfield, former Shelbyville resident, died Tuesday, Greenfield.
Born June 21, 1909, in Shelbyville, d/o  John and Frances (Etter) Kuntz.
Married  W. Gordon Schneider  on Sept. 3, 1934;  he preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1961.
Employed at Shelby National Bank, Great States Inc. and operated Margaret’s Tea Room for 20 years until 1988.
Member of St. Anne’s Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella and St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors:  son, Thomas Schneider, Devon, Penn.;  3 daughters, Mrs. James (Kathy) Law  and  Mrs. James (Judy) Mewborn, both of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Larry (Betty Jo) Andis, Morristown;  15 grandchildren;  25 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one son, two sisters and one grandson.
St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father John Fink officiating.
Burial:  St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, May 13, 1987
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JACK  WAYNE  SNYDER
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          Former Shelbyville resident  Jack Wayne Snyder,  64, R.R. 2, Greensburg, died Tuesday at Veterans Administration Hospital, Indianapolis.  Born in Shelby County on Aug. 23, 1922, he was the son of  Elmer and Mamie (Wood) Snyder.  On Aug. 15, 1942, in St. Paul, he married  Peggy Hilt,  who survives.
He worked for the Johnson wholesale grovery trucking firm in Greensburg.  He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Ole Central House and the Napoleon United Methodist Chruch.  He moved to the Napoleon area after living in Shelbyville and was active in the boys and girls softball little league in Napoleon.
          Other survivors are four sons,  John Snyder and  Gary Snyder,  both of Napoleon, and  Brett and  Tony Snyder,  both of R.R. 2, Greensburg; a daughter,  Connie Snyder,  R.R. 2, Greensburg; a sister,  Mavern Newton,  Shelbyville; and five grandchildren.  A sister preceded him in death.
          Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Nead-Clark Funeral Home, Osgood, with the Rev. Mike Denable officiating.  Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Church.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Ole Central House.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, September 27, 1984
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John Russell "Cy" Snyder, 77, Marietta, died Thursday, Heritage Manor, Shelbyville.
Born February 1, 1907, s/o  Clarence W. and  Jessie E. Ricketts Snyder.
Married  Orpha M. Creek  June 2, 1929, she survives.
Also surviving:  son, Jack R. Snyder, Middletown, New Jersey; daughter,  Mrs. Edwin (Judy) Ferguson, Indianapolis; five grandchildren; brother,  Robert Snyder, Columbus; sister, Faye Bailey, Edinburgh.
Two sisters preceded in death.
Murphy Mortuary with Revs. Robert McCracken and Loren Maxwell officiating.
Burial:  Miller Cemetery.
Contributions:  American Cancer Society.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  National  Road  Traveler
Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
June 6, 1979
Page 6
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Paul B. Snyder
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          Paul B. Snyder,  70, Route 1, died last Monday morning at Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond after a brief illness.
          He was born in Waldron, Shelby County.  He retired as a welder from IRC&D Motor Freight Inc. in 1965.  He also worked for Golay & Co. and Marson Construction.  He had welding shops in Pershing and Milton from 1953 to 1975.  He then had a shop in Mount Auburn.  He lived in this community the past 40 years and was a member of the Worldwide Church of God.
          Survivors include his wife, Sarah; one daughter, Patricia McGillem, Persing; two sons, Lee Snyder, Cambridge City and  Leroy Snyder, New Castle; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one stepson, Charles Kirby Moore, Indianapolis; two stepdaughters, Peggy  and  Louis Stout, both of Kokomo; 12 step-grandchildren; one brother, Carl Jackson Snyder, Indianapolis.
          Graveside services for Mr. Snyder were Thursday at the Marshall Funeral Home in Dublin with Garvin Greene officiating.  Burial was in Lutheran Cemetery, Pershing.
Contributed by John Ballard


The Shelbyville News
Monday February 11, 1963
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HOLLIS  SNYDER  DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
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Services Tuesday For Fairland Man, 61
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Hollis M. Snyder, 61, of Fairland, died, W. S. Major Hospital, 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
S/o  Montie and Nora (Lee) Snyder, born July 25, 1900.
Resident of Shelby county until 15 years ago when he moved to Jennings County to farm; returned to Fairland November 1962.
September 8, 1926, married  Mary Anderson, who survives at home.
A number of half brothers and sisters also survive.
Ewing Mortuary.
Burial will be in the Fairland cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Carolyn Berkemeier


The Shelbyville News
Saturday, August 3, 1957
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J. HARVEY  SNIDER  DIES
AT  HOME  IN  FOUNTAINTOWN
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J. Harvey Snider, 71, farmer, landowner, Fountaintown.
Van Buren Twp native.  Owned & operated large farm holdings in Shelby & Hancock counties.  Owned extensive gas & oil well interests in KY.
Sponsored state bill banning sale of liquor of any kind at any fairs or exhibits where 4-H youths were involved.
Born Fountaintown 23 Feb 1886, s/o  John J.  and  Emma L. (Barnett) Snider.  Married  Jeanette Hayes, who preceded in death in 1951.  Two children:  Mrs. Helen K. Martin  and  Mrs. Mary Alice Hentgen.
Married second  Laura R. Zike, surviving, along w/five brothers, one sister:  Otto,  Ralph,  Frank,  Jesse  and  Virgil Snider  and  Mrs. Grace Willard.
Member Fountaintown Methodist Church, Eastern Star, Lions Club, Masons, the Shrine.
Burial Fountaintown Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
1952 or 1953
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ILLNESS  FATAL  TO
ERNEST  SNYDER
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          Ernest E Snyder,  68, retired farmer, who resided at 1230 South Miller Street, died at 8:50 last night at the Land Nursing Home at Morristown following an illness of three years.  He had been at the nursing home for three weeks. Mr Snyder had lived most of his life in Shelby County and was born in Hendricks Township July 29, 1884, the son of  Elijah and  Myrtle Amsden Snyder.  Survivors are two sisters,  Mrs Grace King  and  Mrs Ruby Hopkins  of Shelbyville and a brother, Elmer Snyder of Napoleon. Mr Snyder was never married.  He was a member of the West Street Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10:30 AM at the Sleeth Funeral Home with Reverend F P Bedwell officiating.  Burial will be in the Boggstown Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 PM Tuesday.
Contributed by Marlena Linne


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, June 6, 1952
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FOUNTAINTOWN
WOMAN  DIES
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Services Monday For
Mrs. Ralph Snider, 65
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        Mrs. Nellie Maude Snider,  65, Fountaintown resident, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday at Major Hospital following an illness of four years.  Mrs. Snider was born April 9, 1887, in Shelby county and was the daughter of  Lathe and  Mary Valentine.  She was married May 13, 1919, to  Ralph Snider  who survives.
          Also surviving are three children,  Mrs. Ray Randall  and  Mrs. Carl Corley  of Fountaintown and  John Smith  of Indianapolis; three grandchildren; one sister,  Mrs. Clara Fritz  of Van Buren township and six brothers,  Lester Valentine  of Shelbyville,  Leslie  of Akron, O.,  Jesse  of Van Buren township,  Ira and  Ora  of Indianapolis and  Lawrence  of Illinois.
          SHE  WAS  a member of the Fountaintown Methodist Church where funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David Shepherd officiating.  Burial will be in Fountaintown cemetery.  Friends may call at the L. V. Hauk funeral home in Morristown at any time until the hour of the funeral.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
(Weekly)
Thursday, August 2, 1951
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RITES  SET  FOR  MRS. J. H. SNIDER
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[from the Friday, July 27th Daily.]
Mrs. Jennie M. Snider, 64, w/o  J. Harvey Snider, Fountaintown.
Born Gwynneville, 18 Sep 1886, d/o  John B. and  Cynthia Celina Hayes, married Mr. Snider 14 May 1907.  Central Normal College, teacher, member Fountaintown Methodist Church, WSCS, Dorcas class.  Order of Eastern Star, ESO, Riley Hosp Cheer Guild.
Surviving:  husband; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Martin  and  Mrs. John E. Thomas;  one brother, Lloyd Hayes,  and two sisters,  Mrs. Chan Poer  and  Mrs. Frank Kemper;  four grandchildren, Judy Mae,  James  and  John Martin  and  John Alan Thomas.
Burial Fountaintown Cem.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday October 20, 1943
Page 1 column 7
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LIGE  SNIDER  DIES  AT  HOME
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          Lige H. Snider, age 65, died at his home at 616 south Miller street at 2 a.m. Thursday.  He had been in failing health for three years.  Death was due to asthma and other complications.
          Mr. Snider was born in Shelby county on August 22, 1878, the son of  Albert  and  Mary Leeper Snider.  He had followed the occupation of carpentering throughout his lifetime.
          On March 13, 1913, he was married to  Frances Elkins, who survives with two sons, Paul A. Snider, stationed at the Great Lakes naval training station and  Earl E. Snider, of Selma.  One granddaughter survives.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Ewing mortuary at 2:00 p.m. Saturday with the J. W. McFall officiating.  Burial will be in the Concord cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after noon today.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, March 23, 1939
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MRS.  LYDIA  SNIDER
SUCCUMBS  NEAR  CITY
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Was Oldest Member of
Presbyterian Church and
Daughter of First Minister
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          Mrs. Lydia K. Snider,  91 years old, widow of the late  Warren W. Snider,  passed away at 5:15 a.m. Sunday at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kaster,  two miles west of this city.
          The Kaster residence was the old farm house of  Mr. and Mrs. Snider.  The deceased was born in Shelbyville on December 19, 1847, the daughter of  Eliphalet and  Fannie Henderson Kent.  She was married to Mr. Snider on March 10, 1870.  The couple had no children.
          Survivors include four nieces,  Miss Anna Kent  and  Mis Katherine Adams,  both of this city;  Mrs. Lydia Burr  and  Mrs. Fannie Seller,  both of New York City, and two nephews,  Roy Snider,  of Fairland, and  Kent Brewer,  of Indianapolis.
          Mrs. Snider was the oldest living member of the First Presbyterian church here, and her father was the first minister and organizer of the church.  For the last thirty-five years she had resided at 414 west Washington street, this city.  Mr. Snider preceded her in death on March 15, 1927.
          The Snider family was the first in Shelby county, outside the city of Shelbyville, to have a completely modern country home.
          Funeral services will be held at the Ewing chapel at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with  Dr. C. A. Bowler,  pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.  Friends may call at the Ewing chapel from noon today until the hour of the funeral.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, October 23, 1924
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FUNERAL  FRIDAY
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          Funeral services for  Jacob V. Snyder,  who died suddenly at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home, two miles north of Marietta, will be held at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, from the Mt. Gilead Baptist church at Smithland, with the Rev. B. F. Ingram, pastor of the church, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Miller cemetery, in charge of Ralph J. Edwards, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 11, 1923
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          Miss Lucille Snyder,  11 years old, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Monta Snyder  passed away Saturday night at 9:30 o'clock at her home in Smithland, of diphtheria, from which she had suffered during the past two weeks.  Her death removes one of the bright young girls of the Smithland community and is sincerely mourned by her many friends in this city and county.  Private funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, at the late home and burial was made in this Miller cemetery, in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
          She was taken ill with the disease about two weeks ago and her condition gradually became critical during the past several days.  More than 20,000 units of anti-toxin were administered, however, the best of medical aid was in vain.  She leaves besides the parents, two brothers,  Oliver and  Frank,  two sisters,  Anna May and  Ruth,  and four half-brothers,  Herald,  Emerson,  William,  and  Edward,  all at home.  She also leaves her grandparents,  Frank Snyder,  of Hendricks township, and  Oliver Garrison,  of Bartholomew county.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Saturday, March 8, 1919
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DIED  AT  HOME  OF  HIS
BROTHER  THIS  MORNING
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Goerge Snyder Passed Away
Following Six Months Illness
--- Funeral Monday.
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          George Snyder,  retired farmer and well known resident of Shelby county, died at the home of his brother,  Frank Snyder,  south of Marietta in Hendricks township, this morning at 7 o'clock.  Death was caused from a complication of diseases and followed an illness of over six months, during which time, however, he was only seriously ill toward the last.
          Mr. Snyder had been residing at the home of his brother for the last sixteen years, during which time he had lived a retired life.  He was the son of  Michael and Madalena Snyder,  pioneer residents of Hendricks township, and was born in that township, April 10, 1850.  At his death he was aged sixty-eight years, ten months of age.  All his life had been spent as a resident of that township and vicinity.
          He was one of sixteen children born to Mr. and Mrs. Snyder, there now being but five of the family surviving.  There are  Mrs. Barbara Campbell,  Mrs. Amanda Snepp,  Miss Lucinda Snyder  and  Jackson  and  Frank Snyder.
          He had never united in marriage.  Eleven years ago he joined the Marietta M. P. Church and was a true christian man, loved by everyone in the community.  He was an expert in the work of agriculture in which he engaged thruout his life.  His death brings great sorrow to all his friends and relatives, being very unexpected.
          Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the home of his brother,  Rev. Coons,  of the Marietta M. P. Church, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Miller cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix, undertakers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday April 20, 1914
Page 1 column 3
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          Mrs. Emeline R. Snyder, widow of the late  James W. Snyder, died Sunday morning at eleven o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel M. Hart, near the Ray churches in Brandywine township.  Mrs. Snyder’s death was caused by a complication of diseases with which she had been suffering for a number of years.  She had been confined to her bed for the last eight weeks and her death had been expected by the members of her family for the past several days.
          Mrs. Snyder was aged eighty-five years, eight months and twenty-two days at the time of her death.  She was a member of the Haw Creek Baptist church, near Columbus, for a number of years.  Later she took her membership to the Haughville Baptist church, Indianapolis.  She was a member of the Eastern Star at Hope.
          She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Russell Fetter, of Clifford, Indiana;  Mrs. William Wright  of this city, and  Mrs. Hart, at whose home she died, one son  Leroy Snyder, of Indianapolis; one brother,  William Reich, and one sister,  Mrs. Sarah Dryson, of Missouri.
          The funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at ten o’clock from the home of  Mrs. Hart, Rev. H. N. Spear, pastor of the First Baptist church of this city, officiating.  The body will be brought here and shipped to Indianapolis for burial in Mt. Jackson cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
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Shelby County Death Records
Book H-25   page 25
Emeline R. Snyder
Born:  July 26, 1827, North Carolina
Died:  April 19, 1914, Shelby County
Father:  John Reich, born North Carolina
Mother:  Anna Buttener, born North Carolina
Burial:  Indianapolis
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Contributed by Barb Huff for Joel Marcus*


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 16, 1905
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           The two weeks old daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Snyder, of near Marietta, died this morning.
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          Aline, infant daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Snyder, died at their home in Jackson township at four o'clock a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, aged fourteen days.  Short services will be held at the house at ten o'clock a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15.  Interment in the Miller cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 27, 1903
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O B I T U A R Y.
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          John Snider,  one of the pioneers of Shelby county, died at his home at Fountaintown at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.  Mr. Snider's death resulted from a complication of diseases and he had been sick but two weeks.
          He was born in the year 1818 and in the early forties entered a tract of land in Shelby county where he lived.  Mr. Snider had remained on the land continuously and by hard, patient toil, honest dealings and a strict attention to his own interests he added to and improved his original portion until he owned several hundred acres of the finest land in the county.
          Mr. Snider had been married three times and his third wife survives him.  Besides, he leaves three sons,  John,  James  and  Albert,  all respected citizens of the county.
          The funeral services will be held at the family residence Tuesday at 10 o'clock, and his remains will be laid to rest at the Concord cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
March 12, 1885
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[Smithland column]
          --- Jacob Snider, who has been suffering for some time with cancer of the stomach, died at his residence 1-1/2 miles northwest of this place yesterday morning.  His remains were interred in the Miller graveyard today.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Monday, October 17, 1881
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          Mrs. Snider,  who died in Indianapolis yesterday, will be buried at Cynthiana to-morrow.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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