October 6, 1940 - December 5, 2021
Paula Schumacher Snyder, 81, died of natural causes related to a long fought battle with Parkinson’s disease. She is preceded in death by her husband, The Reverend Dr. Robert E Snyder who passed away on October 29th, 2021, her father, William Schumacher and her mother Elsa Kneisel Schumacher. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Snyder (Dan Barham), and Carol’s sons Andrew, Matthew and Jonathan Wells, son, Paul Snyder (Melissa) and their children Daniel and Kaylee, and her sister, Carol Scott (Dr. Larry Scott). Paula was born on October 6, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University in 1962 with a B.S. in Dietetics and was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Paula was a Registered Dietitian, working at Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital in Detroit and University Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. She then taught Foods, Nutrition, and Dietetics for eighteen years and was Academic Advisor for eight years at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. After retirement she and Bob moved to Woodside Plantation in Aiken, S.C. Paula enjoyed swimming, playing bridge and traveling, however her first love was for her family. She loved traveling with her grandchildren and spending holidays with them. She taught us all the meaning of putting others first, the art of conversation and her mantra of “grace under pressure”. We will miss her kindness and grace. Even with the progression of her Parkinson’s, she always had a smile on her face and never complained. She would want all of us to be happy today knowing she is with Bob in heaven. We are so thankful for the amazing nursing staff at Luther Oaks, where she and Bob resided in Bloomington, IL. A memorial service will be held at St. James Lutheran Church in Grosse Pointe, MI on Saturday, December 18th at 11:30 with internment at Reber Hill Cemetery in Ashville, OH at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Seminary, with the Robert E. and Paula S. Snyder Church Music Scholarship in the memo line. Address: Trinity Lutheran Seminary; 2199 East Main St., Columbus OH 43209 or online at https://www.capconnect.org/donate with “in memory of Paula Snyder” in the comment line.
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