Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

H. Lois Snyder Koontz

H. Lois Snyder Koontz, age 88, of Shelby, died Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.

Lois was born to the late Herman Palmer and Clara Louise (Sprow) Roorback on September 30, 1924 in New London, Ohio. She attended school in Ruggles Township from the fourth grade through her graduation when she then went on to further her education at Mansfield Business College. Lois worked for Midwest Industries then moved on to AMF from 1954-1960. In 1979 Lois and her late husband, Kenneth M. Koontz, moved to Mission, TX and she worked at several places in Rio Grande Valley. She was a former member of the First United Church of Christ in Shelby, the national unit of Disabled Veterans American Auxiliary, Shelby VFW Auxiliary, Rizpah Chapter #153 Order of the Eastern Star, and sold Tupperware for many years.

She is survived by 2 sons: Lawrence Larry Snyder of Mission, TX and George A. (Joellen) Snyder, Sr. of Willard; a stepson: Richard Koontz of Shelby; 5 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth M. Koontz in 1990, and her sister, Martha Hord.

Calling hours will not be observed. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Care has been provided by the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

    To The Family of: Larry & George Snyder

    Your Name: Terry Boice

    Your Condolence Message:

    Sorry for the loss of your MOM.


    To The Family of: Lois Koontz

    Your Name: Pat Keen

    Your Condolence Message:

    Lois and I go back some time. We were in the National Secretaries Organization together until it ended. We hosted a meeting one year and did all kinds of decorations and etc.

    I met up again with Lois when I started activities at Crestwood Care Center and she joined me most Thurs. evenings for whatever we were doing.

    I will miss seeing her and want you to cherish your memories but now she is better now. God Bless


  2. Mr. & Mrs. Wm. B. Sexton says:

    Lois Koontz Family:

    We were very sad to learn that Lois had passed away. She was a dear friend for 45 years.

    When our children were born, Lois always brought gifts and Tupperware for Bill and I. Anniversary cards, birthday cards and letters from Mission, Texas, came often and were greatly appreciated.

    Every Christmas she invited her Tupperware hostesses over for a Christmas party and showered us with gifts and yummy cookies. She was one sweet person and will be missed.

    Bill and Joan Sexton

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