Mary D'nelle Snyder


Mary D'nelle Snyder, 76, of Defiance, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

She was born on August 21, 1936, to Fred and Freeda (Hoppel) Bohlmann in Defiance, Ohio.

Mary is survived by her husband of 34 years, Walter Snyder, whom she married on October 14, 1978. Also surviving her are her children, Cheryl (Carl) Westrick of New Bavaria, Ohio, and Brian Baringer of Holgate, Ohio; stepchildren, Bill (Sue Coil) Snyder of Hicksville, Ohio, Jim (Reona) Snyder of Continental, Ohio, Janet (Steve) Yaros of Defiance, Ohio, Greg (Tammy) Snyder of Defiance, and Mel (Kelly) Snyder of Oakwood, Ohio; five grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 23 great-stepgrandchildren; two great-great-stepgrandchildren; sister, Ann Grant of Defiance; and a brother, James (Betty) Bohlmann of Defiance.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepchildren, Regina Mansfield and Cheryl Snyder; one stepgrandchild; one great-great-stepgrandchild; and a brother, Fred Bohlmann.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. After graduation from Defiance High School in 1954, Mary enjoyed organizing her class reunions. She loved spending time with her classmates throughout the years. Mary was a loving wife and was devoted to her family.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today, October 24, 2012, at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 25, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jim McPeak officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center. Online condolences can be given at

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