In Memoriam : Monalee Snyder

Monalee Snyder Monalee Snyder - age: 80
(January 14, 1937 to July 19, 2017 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
Noon to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, Illinois 62812


Monalee Snyder, age 80, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Benton Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center of Benton.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. Visitation will be from Noon to 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Leffler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Snyder was born on January 14, 1937, the daughter of John Bruce and Ival (Morris) Bruce. She was married to Philo Byron Snyder, and he preceded her in death on January 18, 1998.

She was a housewife and formerly attended the McLeansboro Street Church of God in Benton.

Monalee loved kids, and was referred to as the "Neighborhood Grandma". Everyone was always welcome at her home, where she would cook, feed, and play board games with her grandchildren and all the neighborhood children. She also enjoyed to play Bingo.

She is survived by three sons: Darrell Wayne Snyder of Benton, Melvin Lee Snyder of Christopher, Byron Lloyd Snyder and wife Paula of Benton; fifteen grandchildren: Heidi Jean Beppler, Shane Wells, Van Snyder, Christopher J. Snyder, Kenneth L. Snyder, Philo Byron Snyder, Robert L. Snyder, Loran Owens, Holly N. Snyder, Amber Plumlee, Gabriel Snyder, Brian Plumlee, Justin Plumlee and Ashley M. Peebels; thirty-four great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law: Betty Bruce of Benton, Barbara Bruce of West Frankfort,Varlyn Stanley of Creal Springs; several nieces, nephews, friends and extended family, and all those whose life she touched.

Mrs. Snyder was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four children:Jeania Marie Snyder, Claude C. Snyder, Francis Eugene Snyder, Jacquline Irene Patterson; and eight siblings: J.R., Addie, Tommy, Othel, Randall, Warren, William and Aline.

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Dorothy Arview Yates - July 22, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
Melvin, Byron, Darrell and families. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. She was a wonderful lady. She's not gone, she's just away. May you all find comfort at this time. If there's anything I can do. Just give me a call. I have pictures of her if youd like to have them. Again I'm so so sorry. God bless you all!

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