Cover photo for Catherine M. Snyder's Obituary
Catherine M. Snyder Profile Photo
1925 Catherine 2020

Catherine M. Snyder

January 22, 1925 — October 6, 2020

Catherine M. Snyder, 95, of Columbus, formerly of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Keepsake Village in Columbus. She was born January 22, 1925, in Waldron, the daughter of Benjamin Weidner and Sallie (Shaw) Weidner Fuchs. On February 16, 1946, she married David H. Snyder, and he preceded her in death on August 30, 2006. Catherine is survived by her daughter, Janis Hagerty of Columbus; son, John D. Snyder and wife, Alice, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; grandchildren, Dana (Hagerty) Salgado and husband, Abner, and Brian Hagerty; great-grandson, Nathan Hagerty and wife, Krista; great-great-grandchildren, Paisley, Piper and Kaylee; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to David, Catherine was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, D. Claudine Ellington and Florine Bentley. Catherine graduated in 1943 from Waldron High School. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Shelbyville. Catherine was a homemaker and was known for her delicious pies and noodles. She was the loving wife of a dedicated fireman of 40 plus years for the Shelbyville Indiana Fire Department. Catherine was active in the Fireman’s Auxiliary for many years. Catherine enjoyed watching the Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis Colts. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating. Virtual funeral services will be Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Shelbyville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or the Columbus Fire Department Cheer Fund, 1101 Jackson Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201. Online condolences may be shared with Catherine’s family at
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Catherine M. Snyder, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Monday, October 12, 2020

12:00pm - 2:00 am (Eastern time)

Harrison Street Chapel


Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree