We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Spitler Funeral Home, Inc.
Lois E. Snyder of Montoursville passed away peacefully on June 17, 2022 at The Gatehouse.
Lois was born on March 25, 1924 and attended Muncy High School up until her senior year when her father moved the family to Delaware for a better job opportunity. She then graduated high school in Delaware. Years later she returned to the area with three young sons from a previous marriage and eventually met and married Donald Snyder. They were married for 34 years until his death in 1990. Together with their children from previous marriages and later adding two daughters of their own, they owned and operated a seed and dairy farm in Montoursville commonly referred to as the Snyder farm, well known for their sweet corn. In addition to being a dedicated wife and mother she also took on many of the farm operations from managing the books to herding wayward dairy cows back to the pasture.
In her retirement years she was an active volunteer at Divine Providence Hospital where she applied her exceptional bookkeeping and organizational skills and was honored for 3,861 hours of volunteer work. She enjoyed visiting family and friends, shopping, watching Penn State games, exercising at the Senior Center, yard work, reading, puzzles, baking the best pies ever (!), and lending a helping hand wherever she could. Her commitment to staying physically active and engaged in life allowed her to maintain her strength, overall fitness, and independence well in to her 90’s and up until her passing.
She is survived by four children; Donna Snyder (Jeff Myers) of Montoursville, Suzanne (Brett) Barton of Barbours, Steve (Pam) Sowers of Star, ID, and Bill (Patty) Sowers of Wellington, FL. Also surviving are two sisters, Nancy Knox and Sandra (Herb) Jenkins of DE; five grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Donald, an infant daughter, a son Randy Sowers, an infant grandson and granddaughter, a stepson, D. Richard Snyder and stepdaughter, Sharon Weisensale and parents, Walter and Cleta (Foresman) Rager.
A special thank you to The Gatehouse and The Presbyterian Home staff for their care and kindness throughout our mom’s journey. In keeping with her wishes there will be no services. For condolences or to share a memory please visit www.spitlerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, and if one so chooses, please consider a memorial donation in Lois’s name to in c/o The Gatehouse, Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701 or The Presbyterian Home, Williamsport, at www.presbyterianseniorliving.org/presbyterian-home-at-williamsport.
Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.