Frances Maxine Snyder


Frances “Maxine” Snyder, age 88, of Columbus, died Monday evening at Our Hospice in Columbus.

Born September 28, 1929 in Brown County, she was the daughter of Roy and Katherine (Sturgeon) Harden.

She loved family gatherings and especially spending time with her granddaughter, Kim and her great-grandchildren, Mason and Chloe.

She was a former member of the White Creek Lutheran Ladies Aid and St. John’s White Creek Lutheran Church.

She loved reading, being outdoors and going for walks in the woods, as well as playing euchre.

Maxine is survived by her loving family; her daughter, Sondra (Wendell) Deckard, of Columbus, her son, Roger (Margaret Luckey) Snyder of Columbus; her granddaughter, Kim (Ian) Package of Columbus; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Chloe Package; one sister, Connie Bridenburg of Bean Blossom, two brothers, Jim Harden of Brown County and Bob (Paulette) Harden of Columbus; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her cat, Tilley.

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Snyder in 1985; four sisters, Helen Allender, Ivy Brown, Dorothy Brown and Kathy Cunningham, and one brother, Harold Harden.

The funeral service will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home in Nashville with the Rev. Patrick Gallagher officiating. Burial will follow at Brown County Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit the family on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or to the Brown County Humane Association.

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