Jerry's Top Matches
About Jerry Alice Snyder (Heaton)
Tribute & Message From The Family
Jerry Alice (Heaton) Snyder, age 80, of Noblesville, Indiana, passed away on September 4, 2010 at Asera Care Hospice at Riverview Hospital at Noblesville, Indiana. She was born on October 8, 1929, in Noblesville, Indiana, to Wm. Glenn Heaton and Lucy (Jones) Heaton. Jerry was married on June 19, 1949 to the late Joe Francis Snyder, who passed away in 1972 at the age of 46.
Jerry graduated from Noblesville High School in 1947 and worked for the Hoosier Dairy and Hudler Press in Noblesville. A "city" girl who, in 1949, married the love of her life, Joe Snyder, moved to a farm in Arcadia, and became a young farm wife, raising chickens, feeding livestock, and driving grain trucks to the Cicero elevator, and bumping the family station wagon across rutted fields to deliver tailgate meals to the men working in the fields.
In 1972, after the death of her husband, Jerry returned to Noblesville as a widow at the age of 42 and worked as a teller at the Hamilton County Bank in Cicero, and later as a teller and customer service officer at American National Bank in Noblesville and Community Bank in Noblesville. While working full-time at the bank, Jerry attended Indiana Central (University of Indianapolis) and earned a Associate of Science degree in banking. After retiring she worked for AAA Hoosier Motor Club as a tour guide, entertaining travelers by bus across the U.S.
Jerry wrote a column for Noblesville newspapers over the past 60 years. As a young farm wife she wrote a column called "Out Our Way" chronicling the activities of farm life, and most recently she wrote a column called "Now and Then" for the Noblesville Times, describing how Noblesville and Hamilton County life in the 1930s and '40s compared to today. The most recent highlight and great joy of her life was her participation as Co-Grand Marshall of the Noblesville 4th of July Parade in appreciation for her long-standing commitment to the local community.
She was a past member of Salhoma Extension Homemakers Club, past president of Tri Kappa, Delta Epsilon Chapter, Noblesville, and a member of the Tri Kappa Associates in Noblesville. A past 4-H club leader. Jerry was a member of the Noblesville United Methodist Church and a former member of the Cicero Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Noblesville High School Alumnae Association and continued to this day to maintain close friendships with her friends from kindergarten through high school. She loved to write and she loved to talk to everyone.
Survivors include three children Ed (Claire) Snyder of Atlanta, Indiana; Jim (Jan) Snyder of Kempton, Indiana; and, Lisa (Tom) Hayner of Oregon, Wisconsin; and grandchildren Joe (Pam) Snyder of Atlanta, Indiana, Alex Snyder with the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus, Heidelberg, Germany, Joel (Andee) Garcia of Georgia, Lucy Snyder and Nick Snyder of Indianapolis, Indiana; great grandchildren Robert Wimborough and Spencer Wimborough; nieces Sydney (Dan) Susie and Catherine Susie and Caroline Mathis of Dallas, Texas, and Amanda (Shawn) Wright and Jennifer Wright of Indianapolis, Indiana; and her most loving cat Charlie Patches.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joe Francis Snyder, brother Richard Glenn Heaton, sister Barbara (Heaton) Servies Jerrell, sister-in-law Helen (Snyder) McGill, and sister-in-law Mary Alice (Logan) Heaton.
The family wishes to extend their appreciation to Hamilton East Public Library Mobile Outreach Program, the Noblesville Times, the Transitional Care Unit/Asera Care Hospice at Riverview Hospital, Mayor John Ditslear and all those involved in the 4th of July parade, and especially wish to thank Paula Dunn "Young Gardener Friend," who was Jerry's eyes, hands and feet for writing the columns for the Noblesville Times, and Jerry's friends and neighbors for their loving support.
Memorial contributions may be made to Asera Care, 8460 Bearing Dr., Ste. 300, Indianapolis, IN 46268, (317) 871-8500, www.aseracare.com or the Hamilton East Public Library Mobile Outreach Program or to the charity of your choice.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Lodge At Forest Park, 878 Forest Court, Noblesville, IN 46060.