Eloise Snyder

Eloise SnyderEloise Snyder, 88, of Rushville died at 11:55 a.m. June 15, 2018, at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.

She was born Sept. 24, 1929, in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Lyle E. and Erna Hoover Grate Sr. She married John W. Snyder on Sept. 17, 1950, in Rushville. He preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 1998.

She also was preceded in death by one brother, Lyle E. Grate Jr.

Surviving are one daughter, Marilyn (and Wayne) Ring of Rushville; one grandson, Alexander (and Reyna) Ring; and three great-grandchildren, Chloe, Penelope and Alexander Ring Jr.

A 1947 graduate of Rushville High School, she completed cosmetology school in Decatur. She then operated her own beauty shop while also working as a clerk at the A&P Store. Eloise and her husband owned and operated Snyder Hardware and Appliance from 1954-65. After the closing of the store, she returned to A&P for five years. In 1971, she began working as a bookkeeper at Arthur Ring and Sons in Rushville, retiring in 2008. She also was a longtime antique and collectibles dealer.

She was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville. She served as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and later consultant. She was a founding member of the Rushville Depression Glass Club. She and her husband were members of the Midstates Jeepster Association.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with David Haney officiating. Burial will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to her church.

Condolences may be sent to www.woodfh.net.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/20/2018


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