Marjorie Snyder


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Posted Online: Jan. 09, 2013, 6:01 pm
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Marjorie E. Snyder, 94, of East Moline, formerly of Alpha and New Windsor, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Services are 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home, Alpha. Burial is at the Alpha Cemetery. Visitation is 10 a.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund will be established and online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
She was born Aug. 8, 1918, in Sherrard, to Thomas and Mary Nimrick McNeil. She attended the local schools. She married Leslie Snyder Feb. 17, 1936, in Rock Island. He died in 1992.
Marjorie was employed at the Rock Island Arsenal, farmed with her parents and was later employed in the John Deere and Company cafeteria. She was employed at Milan Camper Sales for several years, and later in life, she assisted the elderly in Henry and Knox County.
She was an avid bowler, bingo player and never knew a stranger. She enjoyed her pets and wintering in Texas.
She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Karenke, Lynn Center; one son, Marion (Darlene) Snyder, Knoxville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Rebecca Fuller, Lynn Center, Terri Madison, Taylor Ridge, Kristie Jansen, East Moline, Sylvia Snyder, Keithsburg, John Snyder, Bend, Ore.; 11 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Mary Jean; one son-in-law, Dale Karenke; two brothers; and her special dog, Princess.












 




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