Maxine Janet Snyder, 92, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016, at Winchester Medical Center, surrounded by her family who loved her so much. She is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior, who she saw at the end, coming to take her home.
She was born in Barton on April 18, 1923 and was the daughter of the late Donald and Ellen (Russell) Wilson.
She is survived by three sons, Lowell Snyder and wife, Gloria of Bloomington, Mark Snyder and wife, Diane of Westernport, and Scott Snyder of Westernport; one daughter, Debbie Zais and husband, Marvin, of Westernport with whom she has lived since February 2015. She is survived by eight grandchildren, Shelley Windle, Bryan Snyder, Jeff Snyder and wife, Tonya, Kristie Hamilton, and husband, Shawn, Carlee McNeil and husband, Mark, Courtney Morton, and husband, Jeremy, Joshua Zais, and wife, Megan, and Jordan Miller, and husband, Chris, three step-grandchildren, Karen Ferrell, Johnny Ferrell and wife, Lisa, and Stacy Miller and husband, Randy. She has 22 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Jack Graney of Winchester, Va and her brother, Donald Wilson of Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Babe) Snyder, her brothers, Glenny, Lowell, Kenneth, and Harold Wilson and her sister, Dorothy Ann Reed.
Maxine lived in Barton her whole life. She graduated from Barton High School in 1941. She was a member of the Barton Presbyterian Church for 78 years. She had been a Sunday School teacher and member of the choir in her younger years. She belonged to the Ladies Guild and Presby Circle. No one appreciated the beautiful music of the choir or the performances of the Sunday School children more than Maxine. She thought of everyone in her church as family. She was always so happy to go to Lonaconing Presbyterian Church when there were joint services so she could see her many friends there also. She made friends wherever she went. She looked forward to going to Arby's in LaVale each week where she would get to see the many, wonderful people who worked there, whom she considered good friends. She knew so many people in Walmart and made new friends each week when she sat on the bench waiting for her daughter. Truly a lover of people, Maxine never met a stranger and if you ever had the privilege of meeting her, she never forgot you. She never spoke ill of anyone and saw only the good in all.
Visitation will be Monday, January 11, 2015 at the Barton Presbyterian Church from 1 to 3 pm. The memorial service will immediately follow at 3 pm with her greatly loved pastor, Rev. Thomas Morgan, officiating.
The family would like to thank Dr. Vik Poonai for his wonderful care of Mom throughout the years. We would most especially like to thank Dr. Reese, Dr. Call, Dr. Renzi, and the cardiology team at Winchester Medical Center, for seeing our mother as more than a 92 year old, but as a woman who led the life of a much younger woman. We will forever be grateful to you for giving us almost another year with her. We would also like to thank Dr. Clinton, intensivist at Winchester Medical Center, and the many wonderful nurses there, for not only their skill, but for the kindness and compassion shown to Mom and to us all.
If anyone wishes to remember Maxine, donations may be made in her name to her beloved church, Barton Presbyterian, or to the Tri-Towns Rescue Squad, who came to her aid so many times.
Mom, we love you greatly, and miss you so much already, but would not bring you back, for you have found the reward that Jesus purchased for you and promised you. Rest in peace dear Mother. You will forever be in our hearts.