Terri L. Snyder

March 31, 1953 ‒ March 04, 2018

Mount Gilead, Ohio
Formerly of Lexington, Ohio

Terri L. Snyder, age 64, of Mount Gilead, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital with her loving family by her side, following a decline in her health after suffering a stroke in December.

On March 31, 1953, Terri was born in Canton, Ohio, one of four children of the late Lawrence L. Henry II and Joyce Henry.  As a family they moved to Lexington, Ohio, in 1964, where she graduated from Lexington High School in the class of 1971.

During high school, Terri met her husband to be, Robert “Tom” Snyder, while she was playing the saxophone and he was playing the sousaphone.  They quickly knew they were perfect for one another in every way.  Tom and Terri were married months after she graduated on September 11, 1971, and they have cherished every moment of their 46 years together.

Great with a computer, Terri worked as a graphic artist for the Morrow County Sentinel for twenty plus years.  She also managed the operations of their Snyder Fabrication business, so Tom could focus his time in the shop while she handled most everything else.

A woman of faith, Terri was an active member of the Kirkpatrick Church of Christ, where she also served as one of their choir directors.  Formerly, she was a member of the Mt. Vernon Ave. Church of Christ in Marion, where she managed their computer graphics and projections.  Over the years, she and Tom have shared very close relationships with their church families.

Wanting to create their own homestead, Terri and Tom purchased a 60 acre farm outside of Mount Gilead in 1978.  They set up the shop for Tom, and then Terri focused on living off of the land.  Every year she enjoyed tending to her huge garden, where she grew everything from corn, tomatoes, and green beans to even growing her own herbs and spices.  She also raised her own chickens for their eggs and for their meals.  She has canned enough of her crops, they were prepared for an apocalypse.  She also was an excellent cook, always spoiling her family with great meals.  Her favorite meal to cook though was their Thanksgiving feast, which has been a special family gathering for many years.

For Terri, her family was everything to her.  In Tom, she found her life partner, and together they made a great team.  They loved telling the story about how good a team they were, “Terri N’ Tom”, they were like “T.N.T.”, “we are dynamite together.”  She couldn’t be more proud of her children and who they have become.  She knows she needn’t worry about them, as they have married well and are strong in their faith.  Lastly are her grandchildren, her little blessings from God and her true joys in life.

Strong in every way, Terri knew what she believed in life, and she stood firm to those beliefs.  She could be a feisty, spitfire, and she could be the most kind and loving woman you know at the same time.  She was not only smart and knowledgeable, she was also wise and best advice just when you needed it most.

Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband, Tom Snyder; two children: Robert L. “Bob” (Masumi) Snyder of Batavia, and Leslie (Jeremy) Westbrook of Millersburg; five grandchildren: Joshua and Kherin Snyder, and Nathan, Keri, and Megan Westbrook; two sisters: Tammi (Kevin) Smith of Atlanta, GA, and Toni (Larry) Williams of Norfolk, VA; two nieces and two nephews: Stephanie (Tim) Martin, Elizabeth (Tom) Adkins, Michael (Cynthia) Williams, and Benjamin Williams; and three great nieces and one great nephew: Mikayla and Avery Martin, and Arella and Evan Williams.

Services honoring Terri’s life will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Kirkpatrick Church of Christ (address below), with Pastor Don Kelley officiating.  A meal will follow her services at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kirkpatrick Church of Christ, 5154 Columbus-Sandusky Rd N, Marion, OH 43302, or to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Terri’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Cousin, so sorry to hear of Terri’s passing. Our condolences to you & the family. From what I’ve read, Terri & I have much in common. The LOVE of Mother Earth!
    I will plant my garden this Spring in her honor….

    All the best & all our Love to you,

    Ed & Tammy Hoffman

  • So sad to hear of Terri’s passing. She lived in the old neighborhood and we rode the same bus to school. Prayers for your family.

  • I ENJOYED MANY TIMES WITH TERRY. TOM, I AM SURE YOU HAVE MANY GREAT MEMORIES OF YOUR YEARS TOGETHER.

  • Good elderly sisterly advice when needed the most. Loved by all. Will be deeply missed. Prayers for all.

  • Tom and family so sorry to hear of Terri’s passing did not know she was not in good health Condolences to you and all your family

  • Tom .. Jeff and I are so sorry for you and your families loss of Terri .. such a wonderful Christian lady… I did not know she had been ill… May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family .. Praying for you 🙏🙏🙏

  • I learned a lot from you, Cousin Terri. I rode my first horse with you and held and fed the baby pigs, which my Mom still talks about to this day. I loved your farm and value how much you loved your family and your strong faith. You were strong in Spirit, much like your beautiful parents: strong, intelligent and kind. I am glad you are free of this mortal coil that you no longer suffer physical pain, but may you know you are dearly missed by those who love you. You made a difference during your time here, and inspire me in many ways whenever I think of you. Glad you get to hug your Mom and Dad now. Please give them one for me. You all remain in my heart always. My deepest condolences to Tom, Bob, Leslie and all your grandchildren, as well as Tammi and Toni, Beth, Stephanie, Michael and Benjamin. Please let me know if I can be of service in any way during this time. God bless you all. Love, Renée

  • To the Snyder family, and Tammi, Toni and Buddy, just got this info or I would have posted sooner. I remember Terri’s smile, it was huge, just like uncle Lawrence’s. So was her heart. And, I remember her faith, one huge thing that we shared. I even remember her wedding reception, as I recall, We’ve only just begun, by the Carpenters, playing. It is one of Mom’s favorite songs, so, even, as a ten year old, that stuck out. Terri was always a gracious host, and this allowed me one of my favorite memories in life.
    We were visiting and my nephew, David, was between 6-8 months old. I was holding him for the firsts time at the Snyder residence and he fell asleep. I remember not wanting to move for I didn’t want the moment to end. Terri’s hospitality allowed for that.
    And, yes, I remember the piglets.
    But, I remember most, that Terri loved God, and she is with Him now, so I am sad only for us, not her. For her, I am happy. Say hello to my Dad for us, Terri. God bless you and God bless the Snyder family. Thank you for being the person you were.