Snider, Betty

Written by David Green.

Betty Snider, 70, of Lyons, Ohio, died Dec. 18, 2010, at The Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.

She was born Sept. 30, 1940, in Morenci, Mich., the daughter of Dale and Rena Belle (Rice) Johnson.  On May 26, 1956, in Morenci, she married Kevin Snider and he survives.

Betty has lived in the Morenci/Lyons area all of her life, where she was a member of the Morenci Congregational Church.  She was formerly employed with the Evergreen School District for 32 years as a teacher’s aide, retiring in 2000.  She dearly loved her children and grandchildren. Betty enjoyed the lake, gardening, flowers, camping and cooking.

Besides her husband, Betty is survived by two sons, Rick (and Connie) Snider of Fayette, Ohio, and Mark (and Nerissa) Snider of Adrian, Mich.; three grandchildren, Terry, Tyler, and Heather; two great-grandchildren, Sabrina and Dominque; and one brother, Curtis (and Jean) Johnson of Fayette, Ohio.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. Kathy Currier officiating.  Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette.  Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association.

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