Geraldine “Gerrie” Snyder, 86

Geraldine “Gerrie” Snyder, 86, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio. Gerrie was born March 15, 1938, in Deskins, Virginia, daughter of the late Lincoln and Leah (Fletcher) Stiltner. She was a 1955 graduate of Grundy High School. Gerrie continued her education and graduated in 1959 from Emory & Henry College with a degree in Education. Gerrie married Jack G. Snyder, Sr. on July 3, 1959, in Lebanon, Virginia and he preceded her in death on March 25, 2019. She previously taught at Vansant Elementary School, Vansant, Virginia for seven years before staying at home to care for her family. Gerrie was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Bryan where she served in many ministries including: Sunday school teacher, church financial secretary, former VBS director, Olympian Leader. Along with her husband, Jack, she enjoyed wintering in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for 25 years. In her free time, Gerrie enjoyed crocheting, reading, and completing various forms of puzzles.

Surviving Gerrie are her two children, Jack (Nancy) Snyder of Bryan, Ohio, Kathy (Doug) Smith of Bryan, Ohio; two grandchildren, Jeremy (Laura) Snyder of South Bend, Indiana and Amy Snyder of Bryan, Ohio: five great-grandchildren, Kathrin Snyder, Will Snyder, Kailyn Brown, Ali Brown and Leighton Brown; two special nieces, Susan Bailey and Terrie Clark. Gerrie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack; sister, Joan Meadows.

Visitation for Gerrie will be held Friday, June 14, 2024, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 925 East Fountain Grove Drive, Bryan. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 15, 2024, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor John MacFarlane officiating. Interment will follow at Shiffler Cemetery, Bryan. Arrangements are in care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan.

Memorials can be directed to First Baptist Church or Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center.

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First Baptist Church

    925 E. Fountain Street
    Bryan, OH 43506


First Baptist Church

  • 925 E. Fountain Street
    Bryan, OH 43506


Shiffler Cemetery

  • State Route 127
    Bryan, OH 43506

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