Snyder Dorothy

     Dorothy Lou Snyder, age 88, of Lamar, passed away Saturday morning, January 13, 2018, at Kindred Hospital in Gladstone, Missouri.

     Dorothy was born August 13, 1929, in Lamar, to Bud and Ladye (Yoke) Rawlings.  After graduating from Liberal High School in 1947 she moved to Kansas City to enroll in business college. Her work ethic, attention to detail, and sharp mind helped her to excel as a secretary for various companies including TWA and Bethany Medical Center.

     In 1955, Dorothy married Bill Rittermeyer and together they had four children, Bruce, Doug, Pam, and Cheryl.  Bill unexpectedly passed away in 1972.  Dorothy married Will Snyder in 1986 and he preceded her in death in 2014.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; her son, Bruce Rittermeyer; a daughter-in-law, Marcia Snyder; her sister, Carolyn Skinner; a sister-in-law, Judy Rawlings; and two brothers, Gene Rawlings and George Rawlings.

     Always active in her community, Dorothy was devoted member of Lamar United Methodist Church where she enjoyed the fellowship of the United Methodist Women’s Group.  She was instrumental in Chapter #74, Order of the Eastern Star for many years. Her love of country was obvious by her work with Barton County Republican Women’s Club and her interest in political campaigns. Dorothy and Will enjoyed blue grass festivals and their winter vacations in the Southwest.  Above all, family was a priority in Dorothy’s life and nothing brought her more joy than time spent around her table or the yearly Bella Vista vacations making memories with all of her grandchildren.

     Survivors include her son, Doug Rittermeyer, Liberty, Missouri; two daughters, Pam Anderson and Cheryl Rittermeyer, Kansas City, Missouri; two step-sons, Bert (Rhonda) Snyder, Lane, Kansas and Bruce Snyder, Olathe, Kansas; two brothers, John (Jodie) Rawlings, Liberal, Missouri and Richard (Martha) Rawlings, Oklahoma; two sisters, Kathryn Sharron, Liberal, and Marguerite (Lee) Buzzard, Lamar; two sisters-in-law, Earlene Rawlings, Lamar, and Ramona Snyder, Kansas City; 11 grandchildren, Billy and Hanna Anderson, Bailey (Jeremy) Capps, Robin and Whitney Rittermeyer, Nicole (Brad) Dickinson, Jessica Snyder, Courtney (Shawn) Stene, Cody Church, Kaye Lee (Ryan) Rogers, and Amanda (Mike) Stewart; five great-grandchildren, Lila & Noah Capps, Bella Goranson, Evelyn Dickinson, and Conley Stewart; and a large extended family.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends immediately following an Eastern Star ceremony that will begin at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in Barton City Cemetery northeast of Liberal, Missouri.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Lamar United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

    

Comments  

#11 PhoenixLucy Braun 2018-01-21 04:13
Marguerite, I am so sorry to hear about your lose. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
#10 Neosho, MOMelissa Cole 2018-01-17 19:45
I was so sad to learn of Dorothy's passing. She and Will were very special Eastern Star friends. She will be greatly missed.
#9 lamardenniscarey 2018-01-17 03:51
god bless you doug and your sisters. your mom always had a smile and kind words she will be greatly missed
#8 CARTHAGE, MO.KATHERINE HOWREY 2018-01-16 22:37
I MET DOROTHY THRU HER VISITS TO HER NEIGHBOR JEWELL WELLS. I WORKED FOR JEWELL AND DOROTHY WOULD ALWAYS ARRANGE HER VISIT ON MY DAY. WHAT A LOVELY LADY!! MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.k7uqg
#7 LiberalMarianne Page 2018-01-16 20:45
Dorothy was very sweet and would visit my mother in senior living in Lamar and would bring her trinkets and flowers to brighten her day. Very sorry for your loss.
#6 HumansvilleGlenda Pate 2018-01-16 20:37
Dorothy and Will were wonderful people. I will miss them in Order of the Eastern Star.
#5 LamarSkip & Tina Felkner 2018-01-16 19:27
Dorothy and Will were special friends in Mt. Hope Chapter, OES. Dorothy was a wonderful pianist and we truly enjoyed her talent. We will miss her smile and cheerful nature.
#4 KCMOThe Bushyager Family 2018-01-16 14:30
Very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great
Lady. We have many memories of fun at your home growing up.
#3 LamarCarolyn Gastel 2018-01-15 15:52
She was a very special person and often visited my mother who was home bound due to an accident .
Mom lived in the country about 5 miles from Lamar so I really appreciated her taking the time to drive out there. It certainly brightened Mom's day.
#2 LamarThe Bruffetts 2018-01-15 04:59
Dorothy was a dear sweet neighbor of ours and we will miss her a great deal. We so enjoyed visiting with her.

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