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Cora Jean Snyder

Cora Jean Snyder, age 81, of Philip, died Saturday morning, March 10, 2007, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Graveside services were held Monday, March 12, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with Chaplain Moe Greiner officiating.

Cora Jean Ward was born March 17, 1925, in Philip, SD, the daughter of Chandler Hiram and Ethel (Hunt) Ward. She graduated from Quinn High School and attended two years of nursing school at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre.

Jean was united in marriage to Stewart Snyder on December 31, 1946. After ranching for many years they moved to Pierre in 1971 and bought the Econo Wash Laundry and Dry Cleaners from Stewart's parents. After a fire destroyed their business in 1980, they went to nursing school and graduated with a license in practical nursing in 1982. She worked at the Veteran's Hospital in Hot Springs for eight years.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Snyder of Minneapolis, MN, and Connie Jamison and her husband, Rick, of Sioux Falls; five sons, Jerry Snyder and his wife, Shirley, of Gering, NE, Ed Snyder and his wife, Karen, of Philip, Ronald Snyder and his wife, Tammy, of Spearfish, Chuck Snyder and his wife, Barb, of Spearfish; and Tim Snyder and his wife, Diane, of Bozeman, MT; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Chandler Ward of Philip; and a sister, Ann Fees and her husband, Cliff, of Philip.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart C. "Butch" Snyder, on May 7, 1994; a granddaughter, Liberty Snyder; two grandsons, Douglas Shields and Shannon Snyder; and her parents.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial is established to the Philip Nursing Home. Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.