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In Loving Memory

Snyder, Nancy

Nancy Laura Kirves Snyder, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and cherished friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children and grandchildren on Monday, September 25, 2023. 

Nancy’s life was marked by an enduring love for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Snyder, her parents Wilbur Walter Kirves and Eva Lavelle Bucy, her brother, Gerald Wayne Kirves, and sisters, Catherine and Sandra Sue Kirves. She is survived by her siblings, Debbie Myers, Phyllis Carey, and Lloyd Persons, along with sisters-in-law Marionette Blood and Mary Lou Kirves and brother-in-law, Eugene Snyder and her children and grandchildren. 

Nancy was the devoted and loving mother to Steve Snyder, Mark and Cheryl Snyder, Laura Snyder and Rhonda Cagle, and Chris Snyder. Her children adored her and her legacy of love lives on in their hearts.

Nancy was a doting grandmother to Kaci (Ryan) Lueking, Kelli (James) Vollmer, Zoey Snyder (Alex Lapp), Steven Snyder, Samuel Snyder, and Ben and Andrew. She was the cherished great-grandmother of Joel and Lorelai Lueking and James Vollmer, bringing joy to each generation.

Her family fondly remembers her famous spaghetti and lasagna dinners and her passion for reading, which she shared with her loved ones. Nancy had a heart filled with generosity, always looking for ways to give back to her community as a Sunday School teacher, Girl Scout leader and hospital thrift store volunteer over the years. Her spirit of service touched many lives.

When they were first married, Nancy and Jerry traveled the world, living in Italy and Turkey. Moving back to the United States, they eventually settled in St. Louis and later retired in Southern Illinois. She cherished almost fifty wonderful years of marriage to the love of her life.

Her dedication extended to her career, as she owned her own cleaning business for over 20 years.

An avid enthusiast of life, Nancy enjoyed spending time on the water and in Florida with her daughter and her close friends. She had a passion for yoga and an endless energy that was enviable to all who knew her. She was a living testament to the joy of life, dancing until the end, always donning her signature lipstick. 

Nancy Laura Kirves Snyder was a loving, caring nurturer who dedicated her life to taking care of others. Her legacy of love, compassion, and joy will forever inspire those who were fortunate enough to know her. She lived a vibrant life and had a profound impact on so many.

Donations to HSHS Holy Family Hospital Auxiliary 200 Health Care Drive Greenville, IL 62246 appreciated.

Services: Service at Kutis South County Chapel (5255 Lemay Ferry) on Monday 10/2 9:30AM. Interment JB National Cemetery. Visitation Sunday at Kutis 4-7PM


6 thoughts on “Snyder, Nancy”

  1. Nancy you will be missed. You were always a great friend who helped me out and even put me to work at times when I needed it. I am grateful to have known her however briefly in her many years of life. My condolences to all her family that I never had a chance to meet and to her son Chris by whom I had the privilege of meeting Nancy. May GOD Bless You All.

  2. Nancy was such a lovely and congenial little lady. At every event we were together she always made me feel like one of her own. Praying for peace and comfort for all the family and friends.

  3. We will miss Nancy so much! She was a wonderful aunt to all of us, and couldn’t have asked for a sweeter sister-in-law to Eugene and Susan!

    May you find comfort in knowing how much she was loved and cherished.

    With much love,
    Eugene, Stan & Shelly, Cathy & Don, Brad & Niki,

  4. I remember my beautiful Aunt Nancy as always looking so “chic” and bringing the most interesting dishes to our family gatherings. Some of those dishes are still family favorites to this day. I enjoyed seeing her at the DIVA weekends and catching up with what she had been doing. Nick and I both send our deepest sympathies to you all!

  5. So sorry to hear of this loss. I remember many gatherings at Ferguson Presbyterian Church. Most of all I would like to send greetings and prayers to Chris who attended Lee=Hamilton School. Maybe he remembers his fourth grade teacher?
    Gracia Myers


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