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Lorene “Todd” Snider

Apr 24, 2017
Lorene “Todd” Snider

WELLMAN – Lorene “Todd” Snider, 100, of Wellman, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, in her home in Wellman.

As she wishes, a graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 28, in Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. A memorial fund has been established for the Goodwin Senior Center. Powell Funeral Home in in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Snider was born Aug. 1, 1916, the daughter of Calvin and Hattie (Taylor) Griggs. She grew up on a farm southwest of Wellman with her sister and two brothers. She attended country school and graduated from Wellman High School in 1933. She took “Normal Training” in Cedar Falls and at the age of 18 began teaching country school. She married Henry Foster in 1937. The couple had two daughters, Hila Sue and Hattie Lou. On April 6, 1946, she married William Clyde Snider. Upon his discharge from the Army they returned to Wellman where they built a home she lived at for 70 years. They owned and operated the Wellman D-X service station for over 30 years. She also worked for Iowa South utilities for a number of years. She was honored by family and friends with a dinner and open house for her 100th birthday.

She was kind-hearted and had many friends and was active in many organizations over the years. In addition to volunteering as a Red Cross “Gray Lady” at the VA hospital, she was an active member of O.E.S., T.T.T. Society, Mothers Clun, Priscilla Club, her beloved “three table bridge group” and the Wellman Golf Club, teaching three generations to play golf and playing well into her 90s. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Wellman.

Surviving are her daughter, Hila Sue Kempf and husband Kenneth of Wellman, three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three step great-great grandchildren; and one nephew, Steve Sontag and wife Jeanne of Conroe, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Hattie Lou; husband; sister, Evelyn Sontag; brothers, Park Griggs and Lloyd Griggs; a nephew Dennis Sontag; and nieces, Joan Tadlock and Jackie Griggs.

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