Patricia Snider

Jerseyville | Saturday, December 29 2012

Patricia Ann "Pat" Snider, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at DePaul Health Center in St. Louis, Missouri on her 75th birthday in the presence of her family and God.She is survived by her husband, Dale Snider, whom she married on August 1, 1959 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon and they have shared 53 wonderful years together.Throughout the years, Pat & Dale were blessed with five children and thirteen grandchildren.  Her oldest son Randy (wife, Robbi) gave Pat three grandchildren, Jenny, Kara and Ryan.  Her second son, Roger (wife, Lisa) gave her two additional grandchildren, Brandyn and Adrienne.  Her only daughter, Beth Dickerman (husband John) blessed  Pat with four grandchildren, Ashley (husband Josh), Emily, Jake and Casey.  Her third son, Richard (wife  LeAnne) bestowed Pat with two grandchildren, Taylor and Carley.  Her youngest child, Gary (wife Danielle) blessed Pat with twin grandsons, Ethan and Quinn.She is also survived by her siblings, Norine Helton, Delbert (wife Grace) Kanallakan, Darrell (wife Esther) Kanallakan, Joe (wife Sandy) Kanallakan, and Eldon (wife Grace) Kanallakan.She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Stella Kanallakan; her sister, Opal Cory, her nephew, Bill Kanallakan; and her father in law and mother in law, Theodore and Norma Snider.If you ever ate a cake that seemed to good to be true, chances are Pat Snider made it.  Weddings, birthdays, special occasions, or no occasion at all, Pat created homemade cakes and dishes for the Jerseyville community and beyond.  In fact, she loved making treats for the community so much, she turned her basement into a second kitchen so she could bake twice as much.  Her cakes would often be cheaper than cakes you could buy at the store, but Pat refused to charge more.  Her passion for her community was greater than her desire for wealth.Pat and Dale enjoyed days together out in their garden.  She had her routines, as she would go to every Tuesday morning for coffee with her "coffee ladies" and every Friday to church and then to get her hair done.  Pat loved going to the Barefoot for her birthday, picking peacons, and putting up her Christmas tree with her grandchildren.  She also kept "spare presents" in case one of her children or grandchildren brought someone to Christmas with them.  Pat enjoyed helping her friends and often would go clean their home or cook them a meal.Pat was a devoted mother and grandmother.  She was very proud of her family and loved to brag on them every chance she was given.  Her house is filled with pictures of her family that she has taken over a lifetime filled with precious memories spanning many holidays, birthday, and everyday occasions.  She would pick up her grandchildren from school almost every day, and often took them for ice cream and rides around Delhi Farms.  One of her favorite pastimes involved watching her grandchildren play sports and participate in dance.  She loved playing with them as well, and would often play baseball and kickball with her youngest grandchildren, Taylor, Carley, Ethan and Quinn.  She played these games up until the months before her passing, running the bases and all.All of these attributes, Pat would be most proud of her devotion to her church and God.  Pat was a pious Catholic, and she and Dale went to Mass weekly.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating.Burial will be in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville.Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School Athletic Association.Pat will be sorely missed, but God needed an expert baker in heaven.

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Crawford Funeral Home

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