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Elm Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4600 W. Kilgore Ave, Muncie, IN

OBITUARY

Kaleb Garrett Snider

April 3, 1994August 30, 2020
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Kaleb Garrett Snider, 26, of McCordsville passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020, at his home. Kaleb was born in Muncie, Indiana, on Sunday, April 3, 1994, the son of Steve Thomas and Cindy Snider. He graduated from Lawrence North in Indianapolis in 2013. He worked for Little Caesars, Marsh Supermarket, and more recently for the City of Lawrence in the Street Department.

Kaleb loved all animals, especially dogs. He loved his dog, Oreo, for thirteen years, his dog, O’rya, for four months, and his cat, Mew. Kaleb was a sentimental soul that kept things that meant something to him. He had a soft heart, was very trusting, and helped friends and family all the time. Kaleb was a very hard worker. He was artistic in school with drawings and crafts. He also loved spending time with his cousins. Kaleb was also an avid concert goer. He probably has attended over 150 concerts.

Survivors include his parents, Steve Thomas and Cindy Snider; and grandparents, Mike Snider (wife, Lan), and Janice Collett.

Kaleb was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marilyn Thomas, Dave Collett, and Joyce Snider.

Funeral services will be held for Kaleb at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304.

Family and friends may call Tuesday, before the service, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic a mask is required, and please remember to be safe and adhere to the six foot social distancing.

Elm Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.elmridgefuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Calling Hours:

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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Annie Linn (Dorman)

September 8, 2020

Cindy, my heart goes out to you. My heart is broken for you. I am so sorry. I can't even begin to imagine or know how you feel. You are in my thoughts and prayers. And I'm sending so much love and strength. Annie

Rosalee Duckworth

September 7, 2020

Kaleb always will be remember for the loving person he was. Pleasant to be around. Has a great family, God be with his family and friends at this time.

Amy McKenzie

September 6, 2020

My heart is broken for you, Cindy. We share a special bond, thanks to our boys' childhood friendship. Kaleb and Ethan were tight during their years at Horizon. I have fond memories of the times Kaleb spent at our house & the boys "nerding out" with their games! Kaleb had such an old soul. He was fun-loving, adventurous, patient, respectful, funny, polite, and witty. Some of my favorite memories:

1) He seriously appreciated my cooking - this is funny because cooking is not my favorite task! Kaleb especially liked breakfast at our house. The two of them were always up early gaming ... so I'd make them pancakes and bacon ... and they'd smash an entire pack on their own. Do you remember he once told you that you needed to ask for my tips on cooking bacon?

2) Kaleb was fierce and loyal to his circle of friends! Once, both of my boys got in trouble at school for some after school playground infraction. When I arrived to pick them up, Kaleb made sure he got to me first to tell me "the facts" and to ensure I heard an impartial accounting. I so appreciated him in that moment. What Kaleb didn't know was that he prepared me to calmly hear and process the message from both the after care person in charge and the boys. That was huge for me. He did good that day. :)

3) Let's call this next memory the "Lord of the Flies Incident." One weekend, before school started, Kaleb spent a couple of days and nights at our house. We lit the fire-pit for hot dogs and S'mores. I went inside to prep the food. A few minutes later, I peeked out the window. My jaw dropped as I observed three boys, hands full of dry pine needles, circling the pit, whooping and tossing kindling in a frenzied primal dance, flames shooting into the twilight. So much unbridled joy in that moment - no way was I going to squash it with a stern mom voice. : )

While the boys grew apart, I'm so very glad that we have remained in contact. I'm here for you, my friend.

Benny R

September 4, 2020

I will always remember Kaleb as a young school boy and picking him up from after school daycares when his mother was running late. The Horizon Christian School on Indiana Lake Rd. comes to mind the most. Situated in a hilly wooded setting with a lake nearby. That school was probably the best he had ever attended.

Kaleb was always behaved when I picked him up or when I had to watch him for a few hours. There were also the times he got to play at YMCAs after school. Kaleb was a lucky boy in that he got to play a lot after school while waiting to be picked up by his mom. Those were the fun and innocent times that will forever be etched in my memory of Kaleb.

Sharon Robinson

September 4, 2020

As I remember Kaleb I recall a happy young man who loved his pets and he loved his mother. They were such close companions, and my heart goes out to Cindy and the rest of his family and friends.

Liz Ludwick

September 3, 2020

Cindy—

We were saddened and shocked to hear of Kaleb’s passing. Thinking of you and praying for your comfort during this difficult time.

Our sincerest condolences,
Liz and Jake Ludwick

Carol Sorg

September 3, 2020

Cindy we are so heartbroken for you , and the rest of your family. There are no words that will make this difficult time any better. Just know we are praying for you and your family. May Kaleb Rest In Peace.

Deepest Sympathy,
Carol & Mark Sorg

Mary Olson

September 3, 2020

Kaleb added me on Facebook in 2008. We became close friends. Lived in the same neighborhood in Oaklandon. Went to the same highschool. Everybody in highschool drived us crazy asking us if we were dating kaleb would always say " yup we sure are" in his sarcastic voice just so people could shut up. When someone was being mean towards me or him we both had each other's back. We walked to each others house I kid you not almost everyday. Also hung out with his cousin Austin while with him too. He wasn't just a friend he was like a "Older brother" to me and we joked about that because were only a month apart. We also worked together at Marsh in 2013 together of course they had to split us up because we wouldn't shut up talking to each other lol. We always stayed in contact no matter what even if it was just a hi, bye convo. Last time I saw Kaleb in person was in 2017 gave him the biggest hug told him I love him and I'll see him soon. ❤

Hannah Williams

September 3, 2020

Kaleb would come over to our house just to play with our 5 dogs. He loved animals and that’s the one thing that stood out to me about Kaleb. He was always so excited to pet my cats as well. His soul was so kind.

Mary Mosby

September 3, 2020

Cindy my friend ... my prayers are continuous for you and your family. I pray for your faith and strength to sustain you through this terrible loss. I never had the privilege of meeting Kaleb, but felt that I knew him through you. Sending my love and deepest sympathies my dear friend to you and all who lost Kaleb too. Love you Cindy

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