OBITUARY

Jean Ann Snyder

April 28, 1947November 14, 2021
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Jean Ann Martin Snyder, age 74, died November 14, 2021, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville, Indiana. Jean was born April 28, 1947 in Marion, Ohio, to Eugene and Audrey (Burggraf) Martin. She graduated Marion Harding High School in 1965, where she began dating her husband Gary Lynn Snyder. Gary and Jean were married December 19, 1967 in Marion, and enjoyed 40 years together before his death in 2008. They, along with their two daughters, Michelle and Lori, lived in Marion until 1984 when Gary’s work moved them to Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Jean worked as a medical transcriptionist for several hospitals and doctor’s offices. After she became wheelchair bound, she worked from home. She was skilled at her job and amazed her family with her extreme typing speed.

Jean was a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ and an active member of her church, Taylor Chapel United Methodist. She loved to sing and had been a member of the church choir and also sang solos. Later in life she began crocheting and learned to make prayer shawls which were given to many people through the women’s group. Porcelain dolls were a passion of hers. She collected and displayed many in her later years which earned her the nickname Dolly Girl.

Jean loved her family and poured her heart and love into them. She leaves behind her daughters Michelle (Patrick) Litell of Marion, Ohio, Lori (Kip) Yurt of Kendallville, Indiana, 5 grandsons: Benjamin Lehman, Brandon Litell, Vincent Yurt, Dallas Yurt, and Blake Litell, one great grandson, her beloved brother Craig (Lisa) Martin and niece Jennifer and nephew Jared of Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Jean’s family wishes to thank the staff at Lutheran Life Villages for their care during the last several years of her life. She made many friends there, participated in church and activities, and cared for the people who worked there. Funeral service will be 11 am Thursday December 2, 2021 at D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home 4017 Maplecrest Road Fort Wayne IN., with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also 2-4 and 6-8 Wednesday December 1, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial in Bowers Cemetery Fort Wayne, IN. Memorials may be made to Taylor Chapel Church or Alzheimer’s Foundation. To sign the online guestbook go to www.mccombandsons.com

Services

2 December

Calling

10:00 am

D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46815

2 December

Funeral Service

11:00 am

D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46815

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Susie Dickey

November 29, 2021

Jean, will always be a very special person to me. Her generosity and compassion will be remembered always. When my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer, he became a patient at Parkview Randallia for almost 2 months leading up to his death. Our home was in Huntington at the time, which meant I had a 45 minute drive home after spending all day and evening in the hospital. Jean opened her home to me, even giving me a key, so I could come and go, with only a couple blocks to travel! What a blessing!! Her gift made the hardest days of my life so very much simpler. She truly lived her faith. Praise God.
Susie Powley Dickey

Doris Arnos

November 21, 2021

I have fond memories of Jean. Her handicapped accessible van was often called the Taylor Chapel Church Bus by our mutual friends at Allen County Cancer Services Monday night bereavement meetings. There were four or five of us , including myself, as the driver, and at least three passengers, all widow ladies. Jean sat up front and helped direct me through all kinds of weather. She and I lost our husbands the same year, 2008. Doctor's appointments, vet appointments, Taylor Chapel Grief Share, Alpha Circle, Martha Circle, if it was happening. we were there. Thanks for the memories Jean. We shared many tears and much laughter.

Janet Powe

November 18, 2021

Oh Jean! We had some great memories that are forever in my heart. I met you and Gary and Taylor Chapel but the best of times came when I started to clean for you. Your speedy fingers were at work typing as I cleaned You always had WBCL radio playing which we both shared the love and inspiration of Christian music. We ran errands or shopping and out to lunch afterwards. It was a full day on a regular basis for years. We became good friends. I miss those times. Your love for Jesus was evident in everything you said and did.

I cannot be at the funeral as I am living in Florida but you are on my mind and in my heart, Jean. Love, Janet Powe

Sheila Martin

November 18, 2021

So sorry cousins for the loss of your mother/sister. Jerry and Jean Ann were as close as cousins could be. We always enjoyed our visits with Jean Ann and Gary. Will miss her laugh and smile.

Amy Huber

November 17, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Many memories of laughter. I remember your mom singing in the Choir at Oakland. I am sure she is singing in Heaven.

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