Grace Marie Snyder, age 93, of Chillicothe, passed away quietly in her sleep on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria.
Grace was born on April 29, 1927 in Chillicothe, IL to Theo O. and Elizabeth (Berg) Bungard. She married John Edward Snyder on August 22, 1948. He preceded her in death on March 16, 1974. Also preceding her in death are her parents; her son, Theodore Snyder; and her three siblings.
Surviving are her children, Jeffrey Snyder of Chillicothe, IL and Debbie (Joseph) Nauman of Chillicothe, IL; her daughter-in-law, Trish Snyder; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and many friends and extended family who affectionately knew her as "Grandma Gracie."
Grace was a school bus driver for 10 years and worked for Lutheran Nursing Home, Ben Franklin store and the Chilli Bowl. She was a member of Chillicothe First United Methodist Church, was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #4999 Ladies Auxiliary, and served as secretary of the LaSalle Cemetery Board for many years.
Private family services will be held with burial at LaSalle Cemetery in Rome. Rev. Ron Martz will officiate. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to her church or to the Ladies Auxiliary. Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.
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