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Martha Fay Snyder

March 25, 1938 — March 18, 2023

Owensboro

 

Martha Fay Snyder, 84, also affectionally known to her family as Auntie M, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2023, at the Heartford House while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born March 25, 1938, in Owensboro, to the late Louis “Bud” Snyder and Marguerite Davis Snyder. Martha graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College and was hired in the Owensboro Independent School District August 1968 and retired June 1995. Over her 27 years of service as an educator, she taught English at Foust Jr High, Owensboro Jr High, Owensboro 9-10 Center, and ended at Owensboro High School. She was known not only as an excellent teacher, but one of the biggest Red Devil basketball fans that never missed a home game. 

She became a member of Eaton Memorial Baptist Church in 1948 at the age of 10, but started attending there prior to that in 1942, she also taught Sunday school there. Martha was the Young Women’s Association leader, Women’s Mission Union President for 20 years, and ran the Food Closet for 23 years.

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Horace Snyder and John Snyder; two sisters-in-law, Ann Snyder and Carolyn Snyder; and a nephew, Jim Barclay.

Martha is survived by a sister-in-law, Alice Snyder; nieces and nephews, Kim (Steve) Gillians, Jeff (Patti) Snyder, Jenny (Randy) Thomas, Dave (Clare) Snyder, Alan (Ellie) Snyder, Marshall (Linda) Snyder, and Joy Barclay; 13 great nieces and nephews; and 7 great-great nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Martha will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday March 26, 2023, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with Dr. Dennis McFadden officiating. Private burial in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday March 26, 2023 from 1 p.m. until time of service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Eaton Memorial Baptist Church 1225 West 3rd Street Owensboro, KY 42301, the Owensboro Humane Society 3101 West 2nd Street Owensboro, KY 42301, or the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

Memories and condolences for the family of Martha Snyder may be left at www.glenncares.com
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Visitation

Sunday, March 26, 2023

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

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Sunday, March 26, 2023

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Graveside Service

Monday, March 27, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery & Mausoleum

1300 Old Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303

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