Snyder Funeral Homes
That’s when Ora O. Snyder bought his first funeral home in Johnsville and began operating it with his wife Marion. He bought the Manier Seminary in Lexington in 1926, remodeling it into a funeral home. In 1941, he purchased the A.A. Shafer Funeral Home in Bellville. During the war years, Marion Snyder obtained her funeral directors license and assisted Ora in operating the three funeral homes.
In 1946, the Snyder family bought the Ira S. George Funeral Home in Butler. Sons Dick and Bob completed their mortuary school training and joined their parents. The Snyders next purchased the Howard Meredith Funeral Home in Fredericktown in 1953. At this time, son Phil completed his schooling and joined the family concern. In April of 1963 the family opened a funeral home in the former Nathan Tucker Laboratory in Mount Gilead.
Since 1922, four generations of Snyders have served families in North-Central Ohio. We understand that as the seasons change, so does life. We believe in the importance of practicing acceptance of change, no matter how grave, and when an individual passes beyond the physical plane we must celebrate the life that person lived. With compassion, we are here for you in your time of need.