Mary D. (Deb) Snyder

November 10, 1950 - December 22, 2012

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Service: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Calling: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the funeral home

Mary D. (Deb) Snyder, born November 10, 1950, was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and aunt. She passed away peacefully at her home on the evening of December 22, 2012.

Deb was a very creative person and enjoyed painting, crafts, photography, sewing and knitting. She also liked to bowl and travel with her husband, Dave. She was a very family-oriented person and enjoyed spending time with her children and playing with her grandchildren. Deb liked going new places and meeting people and had a way of finding the good in everyone. “Never judge a book by its cover” was her motto.

Deb was a past president of the Kendallville Chamber of Commerce. She was also a past President and Class President of Junior Achievement, a former Rotarian, and a member of the Paul Harris Foundation.

She was the CEO and owner of A-1 Production, Inc. of Kendallville, succeeding her late father, Charles “Ed” Armstrong. She was passionate about her work, and a friend and advisor to those who knew her personally. She was a strong and selfless person, and was always willing to lend that strength to someone who needed it.

Deb Snyder is survived by her husband, Dave; her mother, Mary “Peg” Armstrong; sister, Joyce Brown; brother, Charles “Chuck” Armstrong; and her children, Chris and wife Gretchen Behnke, Darlene Schocke, Erica Snyder, David and wife Debbie Snyder and April Snyder; and her grandchildren Archer and Ryker Behnke, Angela and Braydon Schocke, Sean, Cheyenne and Payden Snyder.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 28, 2012, at 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Rev. Scott Pattison of Trinity Church United Methodist, Kendallville officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.

Calling is Friday, December 28, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the Humane Society of Noble County, 1305 South Sherman Street, Kendallville.

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Tim and Anita Hess
January 5th, 2013 1:59am

We are so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. We have been in Florida for the holidays and just noticed this on the website. Our sympathies to you Dave and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Chris & Lynae Stienbarger
December 27th, 2012 9:53pm
Etna Green, IN.

Joyce & Family, Our hearts are aching at your loss. You have constantly been in our thoughts and prayers.

Sandi Brown
December 27th, 2012 5:12am

My prayers are with the entire family. Joyce and Deb look so much alike. God Bless

Tammi L Haviland
December 26th, 2012 11:20pm
Kendallville CVS Pharmacy

Dave and Family My thoughts and prayers go out to you..

Jeff and Janet Stork
December 26th, 2012 3:14pm

Just wanted to send my condolences -We knew Deb through work and she was our neighbor for a short time. Sorry to hear about her passing. Our sincere condolences to the family

December 25th, 2012 9:14pm

Dave and kids, I am so sorry to hear of Deb's passing. I spent many good years with her at A-1. Chris and Darlene I am so sorry about your Mom.

Jerry Campbell
December 24th, 2012 2:09pm

Dave: sorry to here of the passing of Deb. Please except my thoughts and prayers. Jerry

Cathy Batcheller
December 24th, 2012 1:48pm
Rome City, IN

My heart and prayers are with your family thru this difficult time.