Breta “Betty” Snyder

January 28, 1934 ‒ July 11, 2019

Seminole, Florida

Breta “Betty” Snyder, age 85, passed away July 11, 2019.  She was born in Brunswick, Maine, on January 28, 1934.  She met and married her husband, Ellison J. Snyder, Jr. in 1950.  For the next 20 years, she was an Air Force wife and lived many places including 3 years in Spain. They retired in Ohio near her husband’s family. After their children were grown, they moved to Seminole, Florida, where they resided for 35 years.

Betty is survived by daughters; Deborah Bogardus (son-in-law Tim Bogardus), Barbara Jentzen and Sharon Linkous.  Grandchildren; Kristen Bailey (Kirk Bailey), C. Ryan Bogardus (Katie Bogardus), Matthew Jentzen, Traci Maley, E. Katie Bogardus, Kellie Linkous, and Cory Linkous. She is also survived by 7 great grandchildren.

She was a devoted and beloved wife and mother.  She will be sorely missed.

A graveside service to honor Betty’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Shauck Cemetery with Rev. Charles Rowlen officiating.

Memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to the New Life Furniture Bank at

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Betty’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • The loss of a mother is a unique kind of pain. My prayers and thoughts of healing are with the family.

  • Sharon and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, knowing that this is a difficult and heart breaking time for you. Your mother was such an amazing person and she will truly be missed. Our condolences go out to your family. We hope you all find some peace in the wonderful memories you have of your loving mom!
    JT and Mary Anne Tholen

  • To Debbie, Barb and Sharon,
    I have been thinking of how fiercely your mother loved you, loved all her family. She and I shared a long friendship that included spirited adventures and bouts of laughter, usually caused by our own nonsensical antics. I also want to send my condolences to your aunts, Phyllis Hawk and Pat Nauman. They, too, loved her. Blessings to all the family.
    JoAnne Fitzgerald