Mary K. Snyder

April 26, 1918 ‒ September 04, 2013

Butler, Ohio

BUTLER: Humble, Mary Snyder knew that there was no substitute for hard work and no excuse for laziness. A devoted mother, Mary lovingly cared for her four children while working multiple jobs. A pillar of support, she was always available for guidance and encouragement. After a lifetime of giving to others, her hands are now at rest. Mary K. Snyder, 95, of Butler passed away Wednesday morning, September 4, 2013 in Hospice of North Central Ohio’s Hospice House surrounded by her family.

Mary was born April 26, 1918 in Mansfield the daughter of Paul and Myrtle (Baker) Dickson and graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1936.

Even as a young woman, Mary was no stranger to hard work. During WWII, to aid in the war effort, she became a certified welder, welding fuel tanks for aircraft. As a mother she always kept busy and worked during the day as both waitress and cook at Ann’s Restaurant in Butler and in the evening for Gorman Rupp Industries in Bellville. As if Mary hadn’t worked enough during the week, she then worked on the weekends cleaning houses in the Butler area. After working for Gorman Rupp for over 20 years she retired in her seventies.

A faithful believer, Mary expressed her love for Christ to her family and friends. She never spoke negatively about others. Mary loved her family, and the joy in her heart stemmed from her grandchildren. Seldom getting upset, all she would say in regards to her ornery grandkids was, “you little dickens.” Spoiling all of her grandkids, Mary would often say to her children, “Just let them stay the night.” Young at heart, she loved sleepovers with her grandchildren.

Although keeping a busy schedule, she made time to travel both across the United States and Europe. Taking trips to Switzerland, Hawaii, and Alaska, Mary also visited family in Arizona. In her younger years, she was an avid swimmer.

She was a member of the Butler Senior Citizens Center. Mary enjoyed crocheting and playing canasta with friends. Having a happy, easy-going demeanor, one of Mary’s favorite responses to the statement, See ya later!” was, “If I’m not up in heaven playing cards with the angels.”

A loving, mom, grandma, and sister, Mary is survived by her children Richard Snyder of Mansfield, Robert (Deanna) Snyder of Butler, Diane (Bud) Carr Butler, Rodney (Nancy) Snyder of Butler; eleven grandchildren Michael Snyder, Jamie (Greg) Walls, Tim (Cindy) Truex, Dale (Sherry) Smith, Kevin (Jenny) Carr, Chris Carr, Clinton Carr, Kelly Carr, Stacy (Charlie) Corbin, Holly Snyder, Robert Snyder and his girlfriend Sabrina Roberts; 14 great grandchildren with one on the way; six great great grandchildren; sister Rosine (Robert) Guerin of Mansfield; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Mary was preceded in death by her granddaughter Kathie Carr, sister Helena Premy, brother Harold Dickson, and daughter-in-law Mary Snyder.

The family will receive friends Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 2-5 pm at the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where her funeral will be Monday at 11 am. Pastor Ken Kinley will officiate and burial will follow in Bunkerhill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Clear Fork/Butler Nutrition Program may be made through the funeral home.

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