Karen A. Snyder

Birth Date: 
Friday, March 31, 1939
Date of Passing: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

WOOSTER – Karen A. Snyder, 80, of Wooster passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster.

She was born March 31, 1939 in Van Wert, Ohio, the daughter of Ivan and Louise Custer Brubaker. 

Karen graduated from Findlay College with a degree in Education and that is where she met her husband, Keith, of 63 years.  She was a member of the First Church of God in Wooster.

She had taught school for 32 years at Smithville where she helped many children learn and love to read.  Her main hobby was sending cards, letters and prayers to all who needed them and she was a big fan of Sponge Bob.  Karen was a strong Christian woman and had a strong faith in God all of her life.

In addition to her husband, Keith, she is survived by her children, Khristy (John) Berlin and Kelly (Rachelle Bardall) Snyder both of Wooster; grandchildren, Brock, Bailey, Kaci, Josi and Luke; a sister, Pat Foreman of Van Wert and a brother, Terry (Joyce) Brubaker of Findlay.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Joann Martineau.

She will be greatly missed by all of her family.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

The family would like to thank all the staff of Hospice for their care of Karen.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


No calling hours


Memorial Service at a later date


Karen is a beautiful lady who’s dedication to her community, her family, and congregation of all ages has made a lasting joyful impact and inspiration to serve in our faith. She always shared her warm smile, kind words, and gentle nature with others no matter what her day held. We are here for you Keith, Kristy, Kelly, and family for anything you need. Lifting you up in prayer and healing. We love you.

So sorry for your loss Pastor Keith

Keith,Kristy,& Kelly; So sorry for your loss. Karen was a beautiful person. Always enjoyed the fun we had when she was in Christian Crusaders circle. She loved her family and was strong in her faith no matter how bad she felt at times. Oh,that smile of hers was special, sometimes ornery but she always made you feel good. May Jesus wrap you in His loving arms and give you the peace that He has given to Karen.

Sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful lady with a beautiful sole. No more pain and discomfort. Kicking her heels up in heaven with Jesus.

Khristy,l lI will always honor the joy of knowing your mother

Pastor Keith and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was a special lady with a smile that welcomed me as well as teased me, whichever was needed! Blessings would abound every time she stood at a church meeting to give a compliment to another person in the form of what she called a “warm fuzzy”. And in that unique way, she was encouraging us to do likewise and spread joy. May your memories of Karen help provide the comfort needed during this difficult time and may you feel surrounded with God's presence and peace.

I'm so sorry for your lost. She is now rejoicing with the angels and she is pain free

I'm so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. She was always a woman of quiet grace. You all have my deepest sympathy.

Pastor Snyder and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was a kind, sweet and beautiful lady. She is now singing with the angels.

Pastor Snyder family and loved one's so to hear of Karen's

Pastor Snyder family and loved one's I am sorry for your loss.

I had the privilege of working with Karen at Smithville Elementary for many years. She was so supportive and was so easy to talk to especially in my early years of teaching. I also enjoyed our little lunch getaways. Karen will be missed.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family. It is with such a heavy heart that we learned of Karen's passing. She was such a dear friend for the past forty six years. Karen was a wonderful person and it was a privilege to know who. She had a sweet spirit and a caring heart. Her strong faith always showed through in all that she did. We are so thankful for so many happy memories of times together. Her laugh will always be remembered. May God bless you all with comfort and strength during this very difficult time.

I would like to express my sympathy to Karen's family. I was a neighbor of Karen (on Sherwood) but first met her at Dee's Hallmark where I worked part time. It was always such a joy to see her and visit. She has a twinkle in her eye and was so very kind. Prayers to all of you during this difficult time.

Keith, Khristy and Kelly. I’m sorry to learn of Karen’s passing. May your memories of joys and good times give you all comfort and strength and peace in the coming days. Psalm 29:11...

Keith, Khristy & Kelly, We are so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. You are in our prayers and may God grant all of you the peace and comfort that only he has the power to give. Keep all your good memories close and remember the good times always.

Keith and family sorry to learn of Karen's passing. I'm sure you will have many positive memories from the past 63 years. I can remember the days, Keith, that we were growing up in West Newton and the fond memories that we shared back then. Then it was off to Findlay College where you became a pastor and I went into teaching. I can still remember that day when you met Karen and fell head over heels for her. What a truly lucky man you were. Always remember those memories and good times that you and Karen shared together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sorry to hear of Karen's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She was a beautiful person to know.

Keith,Khristy,Kelly and all your family, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Marla worked with Karen for many of those years at Smithville Elementary. As you might know we really had a good time. We both loved to laugh and spent every chance we could finding something to make us giggle! Karen was a gem and always had a smile for everyone. With deep sympathy,

We are so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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