Families Serving Families Since 1922
That's when Ora O. Snyder bought his first funeral home in Johnsville and began operating it with his wife Marion. He bought the Manier Seminary in Lexington in 1926, remodeling it into a funeral home. In 1941, he purchased the A.A. Shafer Funeral Home in Bellville. During the war years, Marion Snyder obtained her funeral directors license and assisted Ora in operating the three funeral homes.
The first Snyder Funeral Home in Bellville on Main Street.
In 1946, the Snyder family bought the Ira S. George Funeral Home in Butler. Sons Dick and Bob completed their mortuary school training and joined their parents. The Snyders next purchased the Howard Meredith Funeral Home in Fredericktown in 1953. At this time, son Phil completed his schooling and joined the family concern. In April of 1963 the family opened a funeral home in the former Nathan Tucker Laboratory in Mount Gilead.
Ora and Marion Snyder opened their first funeral home in 1922.
Both were licensed funeral directors.
In 1971, the Snyder family constructed identical funeral homes, one on Ohio 97, serves both Bellville and Butler, the other, on Lexington Avenue, serves both Lexington and Mansfield. In the 1970's, son Paul, and grandsons Dennis and Dan (Dick's sons) and Trent (Phil's son) also became funeral directors continuing the established tradition of the Snyder family serving families.
Ora and Marion Snyder raised 13 children while living in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home.
In 1981, the Flowers Funeral Home in Mount Vernon joined, becoming the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. J.Todd (Paul's son) and C. Clay Snyder (Phil's son) completed their education and joined the family firm in 1984. The Craven Funeral Home in Mount Gilead became the Craven-Snyder Funeral Home upon the retirement of Max Craven in November 1985. Families serving families in Mount Vernon grew with the addition of the Dowds Funeral Home in 1989.
Groundbreaking for the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home in 1970.
The Snyder Family of Funeral Homes continued to grow in the 1990's with the merger of the DeVore Funeral Homes in Delaware, Sunbury, and Marengo. Great grandson Weston (Dennis's son) graduated from mortuary school and returned to Mount Vernon to work with his father and uncle. As the Snyder Family strives to provide every aspect of service to our local families, a new crematory was constructed in 1996. In 2002, great grandson Chad (Trent's son) graduated from mortuary school and returned to Mount Gilead to work with his father and uncle in Morrow and Delaware Counties.
Front Row: Paul Snyder, Richard Snyder, Dennis Snyder, Dan Snyder
Back Row: Todd Snyder, Weston Snyder, Trent Snyder, Clay Snyder
The Snyder Family remembers their heritage and strives to honor it with each family they serve. Through four generations their goal has remained the same, to provide the finest quality services and facilities at reasonable prices.
Snyder Family adds Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion
Snyder Family adds Rodman-Neeper Funeral Home in Delaware
and Bennett-Brown-Rodman Funeral Home in Ashley
Snyder Family adds Finefrock Chapel in Mansfield
Snyder Family adds Denzer Farison Hottinger Funeral Home in Marion