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Dorothy Ruth Snyder


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Dorothy Ruth Snyder Obituary
Snyder, Dorothy Ruth (Miller)
93, of Scottsdale, AZ passed away on Nov. 15, 2016. Dorothy was born in Canton, OH on July 21, 1923. She attended Kent State University and graduated in 1956, cum laude, with a BS in Education. Dorothy married Sherwin Snyder on Dec. 7, 1957. They moved to Chicago, IL where their son, David, was born. The family then moved to Ottawa, KS where Dorothy taught at Eugene Field Elementary school and their daughter, Claudia, was born. The family then moved to Bloomington, IN where Dorothy earned a MS in Education at Indiana University in 1967. After returning to Ottawa, Dorothy began teaching at Garfield Elementary School. The family worshipped at the First Baptist Church. ln 1985, Dorothy completed a MS in Elementary Administration at Emporia State University, Emporia, KS and afterwards became the principal of Eugene Field Elementary school. Dorothy remained there until 1989 when she and Sherwin moved to Phoenix, AZ. In Phoenix, she supervised student teachers for Ottawa University until her retirement in 1998. Dorothy and Sherwin were active members of the Mountain View Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale, AZ. Survivors include, her husband, Sherwin Snyder, their son, David (Susan) and grandsons Stephen, Mark and James Snyder of Chicago, IL, their daughter Claudia (Mark) and granddaughters Caroline and Louisa Mills of Prairie Village, KS. She is also survived by her sister, Jean Bailis, of Willoughby, OH, two nephews, Mark (Colleen) and their son, Daniel Bailis of Twinsburg, OH, and Scott (Becky) and their daughters Kelsey and Rachel Bailis of Mentor, OH. A memorial service will be held at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale, AZ, on Friday, Nov. 25 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to or the Adult Education fund at Mountain View Presbyterian.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 23, 2016
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