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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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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