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Dolores Jean Snyder

October 11, 1929 ~ July 23, 2019 (age 89)


Dolores Jean Snyder, 89, a lifetime resident of LaFontaine, passed away at 6:55 a.m., on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Wabash Parkview Hospital.  She was born in LaFontaine, Indiana on October 11, 1929 to the late John S. and Leona (Beidel) Thompson. 

Dolores was a 1947 graduate of LaFontaine High School and attended Fort Wayne Business College.  She married John William Snyder on July 5, 1948; he passed away on December 12, 2014.  Dolores was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and Christian. She was an avid sewer, quilter, gardener and cared for several foster children. 

Dolores was a devoted member of the Boundary Line Church of Christ and currently a member of the Woodland Hills Church of Christ in Marion.  She was a member of Topps Club and the Riverside Home Extension Club.

Dolores is survived by six of her seven children; son, David (Tresa) Snyder, Lenoir City, TN; daughter, Holly Snyder, LaFontaine; daughter, Susan (Keith) Sailors, Wabash; daughter, Jean (Jeff) Whitmer, Wabash; son, Jeff (Bill) Snyder, Sebastopol, CA; daughter, Rebecca (Curtus) Walker, LaFontaine; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; several step-grandchildren; sister, Kay White, Roann and many loving family members.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John; son, Dennis Joe Snyder and brothers, Robert and Richard Thompson.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at McDonald Funeral Home, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine. Burial will follow immediately at LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery. 

Calling hours will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are directed to Indiana Organ Procurement Association (IOPA), 3760 Guion Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46222 or the charity of your choice.

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Calling Hours
July 29, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McDonald Funeral Home
104 South Main Street
LaFontaine, IN 46940

Funeral Service
July 30, 2019

10:00 AM
McDonald Funeral Home
104 South Main Street
LaFontaine, IN 46940

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