Mary Frances Snyder age 93 a resident of Woodsboro Dr. Philippi passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in Mansfield Place. She was born November 16, 1917 in Junior, WV a daughter of the late Howard Dawson and Hattie (Price) Cox. She was united in marriage in October 1939 to B.E. “Junior” Snyder, Jr. for 59 years who preceded her in death April 28, 1998. Surviving is,
one daughter, Mary Beth Mentzer of Richardson, TX
two sons, B.E. “Ben” Snyder, III and wife Sharon of Pataskala, OH
Jon H. Snyder and wife Peggy of Charleston
three grandchildren, Anne Marie Snyder of Charleston and NYC, Christopher I. Mentzer and wife LeeArica of San Antionio, TX and Jennifer Mentzer McConaughy and husband Todd of Frisco, TX
two great-grandchildren, Ava and Brooke McConaughy of Frisco, TX
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Hugh F. Cox and William A. Cox; Three Sisters, Christine (Cox) Wood, Dorothy (Cox) Proutty and Harriet (Cox) Myers.
Ms. Snyder graduated from Belington High School and attended Alderson Broaddus College. She was an hononary graduate of the School of Hard Knocks.
She was a lifetime member of the Crim Memorial Methodist Church where she provided flowers for the alter and worked many church dinners through the years.
She was active in many civic and social organizations. She belonged to Order of Eastern Starhapter #41 C, Arktean P.E.O. where she was recently honored at the state convention as a Golden Girl for having been active for 50 years. She was also very active in the Philippi Garden Club.
Flowers were her passion and she was an active flower show judge all over the state for many years.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 216 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Sunday, July 31, 2011 from 6-8 pm and on Monday, August 1, 2011 from 8-11:00 a.m. the service hour with Rev. Tim Bleigh officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.