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Karen Lee Snyder

June 24, 1943 ~ November 10, 2016 (age 73)

   Karen Lee Snyder, 73, of Quincy died at 9:43 pm Thursday (November 10, 2016) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born June 24, 1943 in Champaign, Illinois, Karen was the daughter of John L. and M. Grace Wren VanVleet.  Her biological parents were Kenneth L. and Phyllis L. Halcom.  She married Elmer E. Snyder on December 12, 1964 in Arthur, Illinois.  He preceded her in death on August 29, 1996.

   Karen attended Atwood, Illinois Grade School and graduated from Atwood High School in 1961.  She graduated from Danville Area Community College in 1987.  Karen was employed in Home Health Care since 1981 in various nursing homes in the Quincy area.  She enjoyed reading, watching television and movies.  She especially loved spending time with her family.

   Karen was of the Quaker Faith, a member of the Georgetown Friends Meeting in Georgetown, Illinois and was also a member of the Gem City Baptist Church in Quincy.

   Survivors include four children, Beth Teike (John) of McMinnville, TN, Michael Snyder (Sally Sparrow) of Quincy, Susan Snyder of McMinnville, TN and Jennifer Smith of Quincy; nine grandchildren, Tonya Stubblefield (Matt), Jonny Teike of McMinnville, TN, Tyler Snyder, Michael Snyder Jr., Casey Clevenger, Sam Smith, Adam Smith and Matthew Smith all of Quincy and Marisa Blakey (Brian Stroub) of Edwardsville, IL; three brothers, Mike Halcom of Danville, IL, Terry Halcom (Laura) of Brea, CA and Gary Halcom (Donica) of Savoy, IL; one sister, Linda Lynch (Gary) of Mansfield, IL; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Snyder was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, Bill Halcom.

   Memorial services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 in the Gem City Baptist Church (2821 Oak Street) with Pastor Steve Rimi officiating.

   Memorials may be made to the Gem City Baptist Church.

   The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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