Betty Lou Snyder

Betty Lou Snyder

DANVILLE — Betty Lou Snyder, 87, a beloved wife, mother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed from this earth on Monday (Sept. 10, 2018). 

She was born on Feb. 28, 1931, in Paris, Ill., to Charles “Dutch” and Hazel Snyder.

Betty was one of nine children, six of whom preceded her in death: Charles Jr., Mildred, Wanita, Carl, Lela and Dave. On Dec. 24, 1949, Betty married Charles Edward Snyder of Danville, and they shared 68 blessed years. Betty and Chuck worked side-by-side at Esco Corp. for 26 years before retiring in 1993.

The Snyder family, a close-knit family, would spend hours together camping on holiday weekends and monthly get-togethers. Betty was an active member of East Park Church of Christ in Danville and for years taught Thursday school to the little children of the church. She loved playing cards, baking, sewing, camping and crafts. Many good times were had spending time with children, great-grandchildren and family singing and enjoying each other’s company.

Surviving Betty are her husband, Charles; sisters, Wilma Jean (Sterling) and Beulah (Kemp); brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Willa Snyder; children, Guy, Denise and Trudy (Snyder) Pickett; grandchildren, Angela (Pickett) Van Slyke and husband Mark; Douglas Snyder, Bobby and Amie (Snyder) Greene, and Nathan Pickett; adopted grandson, Timothy Hashko; great-grandchildren, Ava and Mae Van Slyke, Levi and Colton Greene and Natali Pickett. 

A celebration of Betty’s life will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, with Pastor Dennis Floyd officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. She will be laid to rest at Allhands Cemetery in Kickapoo State Park.  Please join Betty’s family in sharing memories, photos and videos on her Tribute Wall at