Olive Snyder, 89

Olive Virginia Snyder, 89, of LaFontaine, formerly of rural Roann, died at 1 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine. 

She was born July 7, 1928, in Cass County, to Fenton and Gertrude (Bunnel) Culp.

She first married Charles Cole; he preceded her in death.  She then married Paul Swihart in Plymouth, on Nov. 22, 1965; he died December 31, 1985. She then married Charles Snyder and he also preceded her in death.

She was a retired farmer. She enjoyed custom butchering chickens, fishing, and working on the farm. 

She is survived by four children, Roger (Lydia) Cole of Munster, Keith (Connie) Cole of North Manchester, Deborah (Steve) Day of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Chris Cole of Wabash; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and daughter-in-law, Jane Cole of Wabash. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two children, Michael Cole and Paula Brocious, and her grandson, Jeremy Cole.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.  Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery.  Friends may call 4-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Olive may be signed at


Posted on 2018 May 15