Lucille was born Feb. 9, 1928, in St. Joseph County, to the late Willis H. and Verniece (Martin) Barkey.
She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1946.
On May 16, 1948, in the Plymouth Church of the Brethren, she married Elden C. Snyder; he preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1987.
Lucille had at one time worked for the Plymouth Telephone Company. She also helped on the farm, sold eggs and blueberries, and loved helping out other people.
She was an active member of the Plymouth Church of the Brethren where she taught Sunday School for over fifty years. She was an avid reader and subscriber of the Pilot and South Bend Tribune, as well as collecting butterflies. She was proud that she shared her birth year with Mickey Mouse and collected all things Mickey. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, being a grandmother and loved all her friends.
Surviving are her four children: Linda and Hal Rinkel,LaPorte; Marcia and Scott McCartney, Plymouth; Diane and Terry Cole, Plymouth; and David E. Snyder, last known address of Texas; five grandchildren: Sarah E. (Ransom Erik) Ebersole; Jonathan D. (Sarah L.) Rinkel Sr.; Lisa M. McCartney (Michael Sanders); Lee R. McCartney; Brandon D. (Katie) Cole. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren: Grace L. Rinkel; Jonathan D. Rinkel Jr.; Shawn D. Masten; Cameron P. Springman; and a brother: Wayne M. (Linda) Barkey, Wabash. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother and sister-in-law; Lowell and Katherine Barkey.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 North Michigan St., Plymouth, Ind. 46563, and from 10 a.m. until time of service on Monday at the church.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2018, at the Plymouth Church of the Brethren, 1130 North Michigan Street, Plymouth, Ind. 46563, with Pastor Tom Anders officiating. Burial will follow at the New Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to either the Plymouth Church of the Brethren children’s ministries or to the Center for Hospice, 112 South Center Street, Suite C, Plymouth, Ind. 46563.