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Bethany Lutheran Church
Saturday March 30th, 2013

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Shelvadean "Deanie" Snyder

Shelvadean “Deanie” Snyder

AUSTIN, PA----Shelvadean “Deanie” Snyder, 76, of Austin, passed away in her home with her loving family at her side on Monday, March 25, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
     Born April 14, 1936 in Normalville, she was a daughter of Augustus and Dollie Eicher Richter.  On December 27, 1957 in Normalville, she married Jake R. Snyder, who survives.
     Mrs. Snyder attended St. John School in Hawkins Hollow.  She had been employed at the former Motorcoils in Emporium and later was employed as a nurse’s aide at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.
     A longtime resident of Austin, Mrs. Snyder was a member of the Austin United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed flowers, playing bingo, and bird watching.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
     Surviving besides her husband are a son, Donald Roy (Deb) Snyder, Sr. of Coudersport; a daughter, Bonnie M. (Brad) Yeaney of Summerville; four grandchildren, Donald Roy (Crystal) Snyder, Jr., Heath (Candace) Snyder, Brianne N. (Derrick) Daughtery, and Brandi R. Yeaney; two great-grandchildren, Douglass Snyder and Jessie Jo Snyder; two sisters, Kate (Luther) Nase and Arlene Miller; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Snyder was predeceased by two sisters, Eleanor Fullem and Thelma Shipley; and three brothers, Augustus Richter, Jr., Wibert Richter, and Lester Richter.
     Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Austin United Methodist Church, Turner Street, Austin with the Rev. Steven D. Small, pastor of the Southern Potter United Methodist Charge, officiating.  
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Austin United Methodist Church, PO Box 8, Austin, PA 16720; the Austin Ambulance Company, PO Box 328, Austin, PA 16720; or to the American Cancer Society.


It's hard to believe it's been 4 years already since Aunt Dean has passed. I used to love when Uncle Jake , Aunt Dean Donnie and Bonnie used to come visit when we were all kids. We had so much fun with Uncle Bud, Aunt Kate Tim and Tom. Love you all Shirley (Fullem) Porterfield

Shirley Porterfield May 23 2017 12:00 AM

Uncle Jake, Donnie & Bonnie and family:
I'm truly sorry to hear of Aunt Deans passing.
I didn't know that she too had cancer. I know in part of what mom and Linda had gone through. Aunt Dean was a great Lady and one of my favorite aunts. She always had a smile on her face. I have fond memories of her. I went through Austin last fall and wish I had stopped to say hi. I wish I was able to attend her service on Saturday. I'm sure mom and Aunt Dean and Linda are getting caught up on the latest events with Jesus this Easter. May God be with all of you at this time of loss.
Take care, and God Bless you all. Sincerely, Love Rick Snyder

Richard Snyder Mar 31 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Friends,
Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time. What a sweet, kind lady she was. Please let us know if there is anything you need. We love you.
Love, Amy,Rod,Olivia and Ben

Amy Reitz Mar 27 2013 12:00 AM

What an amazing "LADY".  She was always nice to everyone. I never heard her say a negative thing about anyone.  She always had a smile on her face and would help anyone in need. I am blessed to be considered one of her friends and was truly blessed to have her in my life.  She will be missed by everyone who came in contact with her.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and may God keep you in his hands to comfort you and help get you through this trying time.

Jim and Jackie Dynda Mar 27 2013 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences over the loss of Deanie. The loss of a loved one leaves such a void in our lives.  As we mourn. our hearts and minds tell us death is not normal; its not right. No wonder; because death is Gods enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) Mercifully, God in his infinite wisdom has made arrangements through his Son Christ Jesus to resurrect our loved ones to paradise.  March 26, 2013 after sundown is the actual anniversary of the death of our Lord Christ Jesus. His death and resurrection gives us the reassurance that our loved ones will gain life again. May you find solace in this promise. May it comfort you as it gives hope for a future when death will be no more.  (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:3, 4; Matthew 5:5)  May the God of all comfort bring you and your family peace.

Sharon Elaine Mar 27 2013 12:00 AM

Deanie was like a mother to me...she always told people i was her adopted daughter....she was loved by many people....we would talk on the phone about our flowers and our birds....she would come to my house and we would sit outside and watch the birds and have long visits....she has been a part of my life a long long time....i will miss her deeply ...and i thank her for loving me like her daughter and including me in her family....and thank her family for letting me be part of them.....love yas

Sonya Allison Mar 27 2013 12:00 AM

sorry for your loss. Deanie was a great lady. and will be miss so much. if i can help out  in any  thing let me  know.

Betty Bunnell Mar 26 2013 12:00 AM