Frances "Maxine" Snyder

September 28, 1929April 9, 2018

Frances “Maxine” Snyder, age 88, of Columbus died Monday evening at Our Hospice in Columbus. Born September 28, 1929 in Brown County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Roy and Katherine (Sturgeon) Harden. She loved family gatherings and especially spending time with her granddaughter, Kim and her great-grandchildren, Mason and Chloe. She was a former member of the White Creek Lutheran Ladies Aid and St. John’s White Creek Lutheran Church. She loved reading, being outdoors and going for walks in the woods as well as playing euchre. Maxine is survived by her loving family; her daughter, Sondra (Wendell) Deckard, of Columbus, her son, Roger (Margaret Luckey) Snyder, of Columbus, her granddaughter, Kim (Ian) Package, of Columbus; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Chloe Package, one sister, Connie Bridenburg, of Bean Blossom; two brothers, Jim Harden, of Brown County and Bob (Paulette) Harden, of Columbus, several nieces, nephews and cousins and her cat, Tilley. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Snyder, in 1985, four sisters, Helen Allender, Ivy Brown, Dorothy Brown and Kathy Cunningham and one brother, Harold Harden. The funeral service will be held on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home in Nashville with Rev. Patrick Gallagher officiating. Burial will follow in Brown County Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit the family on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or to the Brown County Humane Association. Online condolences may be given at


  • Brown County Humane Association
  • Our Hospice of South Central Indiana


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 13, 2018

Frances "Maxine" Snyder

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Russ Hollinger

April 13, 2018

Roger, Mary and I are both sorry for your loss. It's been a long time since I have seen your mom but I do remember how nice of a lady she was. I'm sure she will enjoy her time with your dad again. As always if there is anything you need just give us a call. Thanks Russ & Mary