Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Harryet F. Snyder

Harryet F. Snyder, age 92, formerly of West Main Street, Shelby, died Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at the Crestwood Care Center.

She was born July 28, 1913 in Bronson Township, Huron County, Ohio the daughter of the late Harry and Sadie (Snyder) Snyder.

Harryet received a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in science education from The Ohio State University. She began her teaching career at Butler High School and retired, after 39 years of service, from Shelby City Schools, where she had taught biology at Shelby High School.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Shelby and the Women’s Christian Fellowship at church. She was a member of the Shelby High School Alumni Association and a life long member of the Ohio State Alumni Association. This past October, at the all school reunion, Harryet was the humble recipient of the first Shelby High School Hall of Distinction Award. She was a world wide traveler. Harryet was a proud and loyal supporter of all Ohio sports teams, especially her beloved Ohio State Buckeyes and Shelby Whippets. Although she was in declining health the past few weeks, Harryet lived long enough to see her boys beat that team up north one last time. She also followed the Cleveland Browns, Indians and Cavaliers.

She is survived by a nephew and 3 nieces, Dale McPherson of Ashland, Sara Meeker of Huron, Donna Adelman and Evelyn Reilly both of Norwalk; Along with a host of friends and supportive former students. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Florence Willis and Dorothy McPherson, personal friend, Lillian Ray Bowman, 2 nephews Keith McPherson and Terry Adelman and a niece Louise Bauman.

Friends may call on Sunday, November 27, 2005 from 1-4 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Brad McBee and Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to Shelby Alumni Association or to the Harryet F. Snyder Scholarship Fund.

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