Clayton W. Snyder, 87, farmer, Groffdale member, farmers market worker

By on October 16, 2013

Clayton W. Snyder, 87, of Kutztown, went to his eternal reward Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in his home. He was the husband of Ruth R. (Burkholder) Snyder. They were married Dec. 30, 1951.

Born June 30, 1926 in Ephrata Township, he was a son of the late Harry N. and Emma C. (Wenger) Snyder. His stepmother was the late Mary G. (Zimmerman) Snyder. He was a member of the Groffdale Conference and attended Old Order Mennonite Church, Fleetwood. He was a farmer his entire life and worked at Red Cheek, Fleetwood, for over 25 years. He also worked for the Leesport Farmers Market and Kutztown Produce Auction.

Survivors include his wife; six sons: Harlan B., husband of Sara S. (Weaver) Snyder, Withee, Wis.; Mervin B., husband of Lydia B. (Martin) Snyder, Kutztown; Kenneth B., husband of Arlene S. (Zimmerman) Snyder, Bernville; Leroy B., husband of Alma W. (Burkholder) Snyder, Fleetwood; Glenn B., husband of Lorraine S. (Zimmerman) Snyder, Mertztown and Nelson B., husband of Lana L. (Daub) Snyder, Kutztown; seven daughters: Lillian B., (Snyder) widow of John W. Sauder, Fleetwood; Marlene B., (Snyder) wife of Lawrence W. Burkholder, Kutztown; Linda B., (Snyder) wife of Elvin Z. Brubacher, Thorp, Wis.; Louise B., (Snyder) wife of Clarence N. Shirk, Kutztown; Louella B., (Snyder) wife of Nevin Ray Hurst, Kutztown; Louetta B., (Snyder) wife of Ernie M. Martin, Fleetwood and Mary Jane, (Snyder) wife of Harold B. Martin, Newmanstown. Other survivors include 60 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; brothers: John Jacob Z., husband of Minnie H. (Nolt) Snyder, Ephrata; Joseph Z., husband of Verna (Stauffer) Snyder, Lititz; Lloyd Z., husband of Martha (Zimmerman) Snyder, Fredericksburg and Earl Z. Snyder, East Earl; sisters: Katie W. (Snyder) wife of Raymond W. Nolt, Stevens; Anna Mary Z., (Snyder) wife of Rufus M. Reiff, East Earl and Ella Z. (Snyder) wife of Walter S. Fox, Himrod, N.Y. There is also a sister-in-law: Esther W. (Stauffer), New Holland, widow of predeceased brother: Harry W. Snyder; step brother-in-law: Ivan Z. Weaver, widower of Edna W. (Nolt) Snyder, Terre Hill. Clayton was predeceased by eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and brothers: Harry, Menno, David and several infant siblings.

Funeral services were held Oct. 14 from his late residence with services continuing at Old Order Mennonite Church, Fleetwood.

Please omit flowers.

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