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Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home

312 West Union Street, Liberty, IN

OBITUARY

Mary R. Frasur Snyder

January 6, 1936November 10, 2019
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Mary R. Frasur Snyder, 83, of Liberty, died Sunday morning, November 10, 2019, at her residence following a brief illness.

Mary was a native and lifelong resident of Liberty, born January 6, 1936, the fourth of eight children born to Joseph and Eleanor Schneider Frasur. She was a 1953 graduate of Short High School in Liberty and was a member of the Union County Alumni Association. On May 29, 1955, she was married to Keith Snyder who died February 8, 2000. Mary never met a stranger for the many years she worked at J.A. Bertch and Sons Hardware. Most recently, she was the friendly smile and hug greeting you at the door at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel in Liberty. Mary had also been employed at The Beverly Shop in Richmond, Max’s Men Store, Village Fountain and Whitewater State Park, all in Liberty. Mary was eager to give of her time and talents as an active member of the community. She was a long time member of the Brownsville United Methodist Church, the Union County Blood Drive and volunteered at McCullough Hyde Hospital in Oxford for over fifteen years. She participated in organizing Founders Day each year as a member of the Union County Historical Society. Mary enjoyed being a part of the Community Choir, Lions Club and the Union County West Point Cemetery Board. She was honored to be the first female elected to the Liberty Town Council. The family would like thank the Hospice Group, specifically Amy Ertel for the care she has provided for our Mary.

In a 2013 article celebrating Mary as the Grand Marshall of the July 4 parade, Bev Woodruff writes that Mary “is a very humble person and is not comfortable in the limelight.” She continues that “Her entire life has been dedicated to helping people, and since her retirement, her service to people has increased. Her life is full and that’s the way she likes it.”

Mary is survived by her sons and their wives: Brian Snyder and Val of Centerville, Jeffrey Snyder and his companion, Donna Brashears of Liberty, Robert Snyder and Connie of Bloomington; her sisters: Shirley Frasur of Liberty and Patricia Frasur Sizemore of Connersville; her brothers: Robert Frasur and Richard Frasur, both of Liberty; Sisters-in-law; Barbara Kaufman of Brownsville, Lois Frasur of Liberty; grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many, many friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by grandson: Jason Snyder; her brothers: Joe Eddie, Charles and Eugene Frasur; and her sisters-in-law: Carolyn Kain, Margie Frasur and Joan Crane; brothers-in-law: Bud Kaufman, Don Crane and Dean Kain. Funeral services for Mary will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, November 15, 2019, at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick with Rev. Shelley Dodson officiating. Interment will follow in Union County West Point Cemetery. In keeping with Mary’s love of sports, espescially IU basketball, Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals, the family will be wearing sports attire for her visitation and encourage everyone to wear their favorite sports team’s apparel. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday where memorial contributions may be made to the Eleanor Frasur Fund benefitting Union County West Point Cemetery, 404 Eaton St, Liberty, IN 47353, Brownsville United Methodist Church-Samaritan’s Purse International Foundation (Christmas shoeboxes for children), or a charity of choice. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Interment Friday, November 15, 2019

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Miss Williams

November 15, 2019

Mary has always been close to my family, I remember her making me treats at the Village Fountain and always smiling at Bertsch's. Smiling at Church functions when different Church's got together. The last few years we had become letter writing buddies every few weeks to one another and I enjoyed that so much.
I Love You Beautiful Mary!!!

Janet McCullough

November 14, 2019

Mary was a sweet, kindhearted person whose smile and personal sacrifices made the world a better place. Mary's spirit will live on in those who knew her. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Monica Heeter

November 14, 2019

Never ever did I run into Mary when she wasn't smiling and/or laughing. She always had a kind word, a memory to share. I enjoyed seeing her out and about town. She will be greatly missed.

Kathy and Bill Snodderly

November 14, 2019

Our deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort go out to all of the family members. She will be missed by all.

Mary Carroll

November 13, 2019

Mary was such a warm and beautiful person. I am so glad she visited us here in Virginia last year. We will all miss her lovely smile and sweet voice.
Patty, we are thinking of you and are here for you when you feel like talking.
Sending our love and prayers to all Mary’s family.

Lori Schneider

November 13, 2019

What a lovely woman! We met a few times while she was visiting her nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania.
I am so sorry for your loss.

John Klapper

November 13, 2019

Cousin Mary was such a kind and generous person, always ready with a smile and a hug. When my mother Bertha Klapper (Mary's aunt) was sick, she was always cheered by Mary's visits. I can still hear Mary's voice "Hi, Aunt Bertie". My condolences to Brian, Jeffrey, and Robert on the loss of their loving mother and to cousins Patty, Shirley, Bobby, and Dick, on the loss of a much-loved sister

Amy Ertel

November 12, 2019

Taking care of Mary was my pleasure. She always told me to be careful when I left and always was a sweetheart. I only knew her for a short time but my memories of her will last a lifetime.

Pam Combs

November 12, 2019

What a loss to us but such a gain to Heaven!! Mary was a favorite neighbor and all around beautiful soul! I can honestly say I never seen her without a smile and never heard her speak an unkind word, there are people on this Earth that I believe teaches us how we are supposed to treat others and Mary was a perfect example of that. Prayers up for the family, reap your rewards Mary❤️

Merlen and Sue Rude

November 12, 2019

We will miss Mary’s beautiful smile, her amazing way of making each person feel special just being around her and her deep Christian faith. She touched so many lives and will never be forgotten!!

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