Margaret Ann Snyder, 85 passed away March 10, 2022, at Scott County Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born November 15, 1936, in Geneseo KS, to Chet and Gladys Heitschmidt.
She graduated from Geneseo High School in 1954 and continued her education at Southwestern College in Winfield with a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude in Elementary Education. While at Southwestern, she was one of three selected to study a semester in Washington DC. She also used her piano skills to participate in talent competitions. It was while she was in college that she met “the love of her life”, Jerry Snyder. She taught in Winfield, Great Bend, and Larned before stopping to have her 2 daughters, Cheryl and Dawna.
The Snyder’s moved to Scott City in 1969 from Pawnee Rock, with Jerry finishing his advanced degree in Hays during the summers. Since the family only had one car, Margaret and the girls spent several summers riding bikes and walking everywhere. Margaret resumed teaching at Scott City in 1974. She was awarded a Master Teacher award in 1993. She retired in 2003 after 34 years of teaching. Margaret enjoyed trips with Jerry and the girls, photography, flowers, playing piano for the early service at church, and later in life, reading the Scott County Record and going to Dairy Queen where she had lots of friends.
She is survived by her spouse of 64 years, Jerry, her daughters Dawna Snyder, and Cheryl Darbro, Cheryl’s partner Mike Calvin, a sister Barbara Miles, sister-in-law Cina Snyder, 2 nieces, 3 nephews, their spouses, and caregiver Becky Hutchins.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Mar 12, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the 1st United Methodist Church, Scott City, with Larry Danforth officiating.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at Price & Sons Funeral Hom in Scott City, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Scott City United Methodist Women, the Scott County Library, or the Scott County Historical Society.
Burial will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.