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Katherine Lucille Snyder

July 28, 1920 ~ July 15, 2020 (age 99)

Obituary

***Due to COVID-19 the family respectfully asks that masks be required for attendees at the graveside and social distancing measures be observed***

            Katherine Lucille Snyder, who published the Gallatin North Missourian for more than four decades with her late husband, Joe,  died peacefully in her sleep on July 15. She was born July 28, 1920, one of eight children. She graduated from Great Bend (Ks.)  High School in 1938 and moved to Kansas City, where she made her home with her sister and family and where she was employed until her marriage.

            She married Joseph R. Snyder on April 4, 1943, and joined him in several places during World War II until he was sent to the Pacific as a press officer on General Douglas MacArthur’s staff. She then returned to Kansas City and worked in the office of the Pratt-Whitney Aircraft factory. At the war’s end, the Snyder’s purchased their first weekly newspaper with money that Kathy saved from Joe’s wartime paycheck and her own earnings. They remained in the newspaper business in the Midwest, except for a brief stint while Joe served in Korea, until moving to San Marcos in 2001 to be near their daughter and family. Joe died in 2014. Kathy also was preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers and sisters.

            Kathy treasured her faith and was an active member of the Gallatin United Methodist Church until the move to San Marcos. After the move, she was wonderfully supported by members and pastors from the First United Methodist Church in San Marcos, especially when she was no longer able to attend services. She also was surrounded by many friends and the staff at Brookdale North where she and her husband lived before she moved to Cypress Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in 2018. There she also received wonderful care from the nursing and medical staff. Cypress was chosen, in part, because her granddaughter Molly works there, currently as Business Office Manager. Even though the facility has been on quarantine during the virus, Molly has been able to keep up regular visits with her grandmother. Mrs. Snyder also received excellent care from the Christus Santa Rosa Hospice team in recent weeks. She was a member of PEO Sisterhood since 1961, which she also greatly valued. She always said when she was invited to join PEO in Gallatin she knew she was “accepted.”

            Survivors include her daughters, Kate McCarty and husband, David, of San Marcos and Cindy Stalnaker and husband, Wayne, of Niceville, Fla.; grandchildren Molly Lawrence, also of San Marcos, and Doug (and wife, Vicki) and Ryan Fessler of Columbia, Mo.; and great-grandchildren, Joseph Lawrence of San Marcos; Sidney Fessler and Brett Fessler, of Columbia, Mo., and Cody Camerlinck, of Kansas City.

         The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the United Methodist Church of Gallatin. Graveside Service: 10 AM, Monday, July 20th, 2020, Greenwood Cemetery, Gallatin, MO. (Due to COVID-19 the family respectfully asks that masks be required for attendees at the graveside and social distancing measures be observed). There is no scheduled family visitation. Friends may call at the funeral home 9 AM to 5 PM, Sunday, July 19th, 2020.   Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Gallatin. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com. 

***Due to COVID-19 the family respectfully asks that masks be required for attendees at the graveside and social distancing measures be observed***

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Services

Lying In-State
Sunday
July 19, 2020

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Stith Funeral Home - Gallatin
1329 W Grand
Gallatin, MO 64640

Graveside Service
Monday
July 20, 2020

10:00 AM
Greenwood Cemetery
State HWY MM
Gallatin, MO 64640

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