Iris M. Snyder

July 07, 1949 ‒ August 13, 2017

Fredericktown, Ohio

Iris M. Snyder, age 68, of Fredericktown, Ohio, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 7, 1949 in Parkersburg, West Virginia the daughter of Clinton and Hazel (Gainer) Hawk Sr.

Iris was a simple lady that just enjoyed being with family and searching for that special buy at garage sales. She was an avid collector of Coca Cola memorabilia. Iris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister that will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

She is survived by her husband of 22 years Ralph Snyder; her children, Brenda Mioland of Mount Vernon, Diane (Jay) Ferguson of Fredericktown, Allen (Gianetta) Hays of Barrackville, West Virginia, John Hays of Mount Vernon and Quentin (Shelly) Snyder of Cardington; grandchildren, Julie (Ike) Ball, Johnathon (Angel) Goines, Damian Hays, Mitch Vipperman, Corey Hays, Tim Ferguson, Tiffanie Ferguson, Shonnie Ferguson, Asli (Marcus) Anderson, Alexander (Skyla) Hays, Brittany Hays, Thelma Hays, Katherine Hays, John Hays Jr., Misty Duncan, Samantha Snyder, Kayla Whaley and Lauren Moore; great grandchildren, Ike and Catlin Ball, Lily, Layla and Marcus Turner, Justin and Preston Hays, Maj Anderson, Tatiana and Zavier Hays, Chance, Briawnna and Erin Duncan, Josh and Kayden Ferguson; five brothers, Clinton “Junior” (Sheryl) Hawk of Fredericktown, George (Sue) Hawk of Marion, David (Alice) Hawk of Bellville, Gary Hawk of Fredericktown, Don (Debbie) Hawk of Fredericktown and a sister, Sue (Elmer) Hicks of Mount Vernon.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, Jayson Ferguson; a granddaughter, Ashley Wood; great granddaughters, Jasmine Wood, Morgan Duncan, Alexandria Hays; nephews, Guy Hawk and Travis Hunt; a niece, Tonya Hawk; sisters-in-law, Mary Hartman, Tina Hawk and Phyllis Snyder; brothers-in-law, Bud Oney and George Hartman.

A funeral service for Iris will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown where friends may call from 12 p.m. until the time of service. Pastor Roger Tickle will be officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown, Ohio.

Memorial contributions in Iris’s name may be made to First Baptist Church of Fredericktown.

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  • Sorry for your loss. She always had a smile on her face and a positive attitude. Anything I can do let me know.

  • Joanne and I went to school with Iris and enjoyed her ready smile and positive attitude. She could be identified by her contagious laugh. We both send our deepest sympathy to her entire family.

  • Deepest sympathy to the Hawk and Snyder families for your loss. I remember Iris from school.

  • I am so sorry for your loss.. Thoughts and prayers are with all your families. Diane if you need anything at all please don’t hesitate! I love you honey.. Now there is nothing but happiness and being pain FREE for your mom now. Remember all the good and fun times, and remember your mom wouldn’t want to see you all sad and depressed,she would want you ALL to celebrate her life. It’s hard I know but she’s home now and pain free! I love you Diane and again all your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So terribly sorry to hear this. I know she was a good person, one that will not be forgotten any time soon. God speed y’all and love ya Di.

  • Sending my Prayers and sympathy to the Synder and HAwk family .Iris will be missed by all that knew her. God Bless you all and heal your broken hearts. She is now at rest.
    God Bless you all Gerri Reed

  • To the Snyder and Hawk families:
    So sorry to hear about Iris. I have known the Hawk family for years. We all attended Fredericktown School together and rode the bus together, too. The older boys ran around with my brother and would spend the night at our home sometimes. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. God Bless and may He give you peace at this difficult time.

  • Bruce and I are so very sorry for your loss.Thoughts and Prayers for your comfort.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the Snyder and Hawk families…Iris and I were classmates and friends for many years…I was very surprised and very upset to read about her death..I always loved running into her as she was always such a joy to talk to..and her smile will always be what I think of when I remember her….what a terrible loss for all who knew her…

  • Dear sue,so sorry to hear of iris passing. We went to school together. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Iris, or “sis” as a Don calls her, leaves a hole in our family. She quickly learned to be resilient when dealing with the unending teasing and shenanigans of 6 brothers. She was always the life of the party at family functions and I can still hear her laughter when we would get on one of our laughing jags. How I miss that already.
    Following Mom Hawk’s passing, Sis took on the role of organizer and provider of the family. She now joins Mom and others who have gone before her and we know she is enjoying the rewards of heaven.
    Thanks for all the memories Sis.
    We’ll miss you terribly, but will see you again one day. 💞

  • Oh Rant Riris! That’s what Bill and I called her every time we saw her! She loved it and it would bring the biggest smile to her face. Love you Rant Riris!

  • I am so sorry 2 read about the loss of ur mom Gianetta. U & ur family r in my thoughts & prayers.

  • So sorry for the loss of your loved one, many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, May God Bless her little heart and help you and your families heal from the pain in your hearts. Even tho we miss them dearly we know their in a better place and no more pain. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️Wendy

  • Gary Hawk,
    So sorry to hear the passing of your sister. Glenn and I will keep you in prayers.

  • Snyder and Hawk family, Many prayers for peace and comfort while you grieve the loss of you wife, mother, sister, Aunt or the many other titles she filled. Cancer is such an ugly disease and Iris is now free of it and spending eternity with our Lord and Savior. I am so sorry for your loss.

    To Junior & Cheryl, David, Don, Sue and Gary, your family I knew best, may you feel God’s arms surrounding you as you grieve.

  • Dear Hawk and Snyder Families,
    Our deepest sympathy to the all the Love ones of Iris’s left behind. She was a special Lady and will be missed by all. Iris myself and my husband graduated together. Our thoughts and prayers to all.
    Jim and Rhonda Young

  • To Rant Riris, You will be truly missed. You were always the life of any get togethers; laughing and joking around just making sure everyone had as good of time as you always did. I remember when you use to baby sit Steph and I and the few times you had to “get the spoon” out after us all we had to do is say something or just make a silly face and you wonderful smile and a little chuckle would quickly return. I will miss you but am glad you are in a better place. Love You!!

    To my family, Kris and I wish we could be there with you all today to honor Aunt Iris’s life and memory. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today. May God keep his hand on all of your shoulders and give you the strength you need.

  • Remember the good times….. love creates memories that forever bloom in the heart

    Wishing you comfort in your time of grief

    Sent with Christian Love & Prayers
    Jean (Litzenberg) McKinley
    “68” classmate

  • Dear Junior and Sheryl, Don and Debbie, Sue and the Entire Family, Sending you all our deepest sympathy. Although we did not have the pleasure of knowing Iris, I am sure we have seen her and would remember that sweet smile. Our thoughts are with you all. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown