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 on Oct. 11, 1929, to the late John S. and Leona (Beidel) Thompson.
She 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 Dec. 12, 2014. Dolores was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and Christian. She was an avid sewer, quilter, gardener and cared for several foster children.
She 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 Snyder is survived by six of her seven children: son, David (Tresa) Snyder, Lenoir City, Tenn.; daughter, Holly Snyder, LaFontaine; daughter, Susan (Keith) Sailors, Wabash; daughter, Jean (Jeff) Whitmer, Wabash; son, Jeff (Bill) Snyder, Sebastopol, Calif.; 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, 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, 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.