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Lilly M. Snider

Lilly M. Snider, age 84 of Hurst, Illinois,  passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Herrin, Hospital. 

Lilly was born October 28, 1937 in Desoto, Illinois, to Benjamin and Ethel (Barnett) Mezo. Her first marriage was to Donald G. Swanner, who lives in Scott City, MO. She later married Rex R. Snider. He preceded her in death on September 29, 1997.

Lilly graduated Hurst Bush High School in1955. After her marriage to Donald G. Swanner, she and her husband traveled with his job living in Texas, St. Louis, and Colorado. She was a stay at home mom, raising her 2 boys. In 1968 she remarried Rex Snider. Lilly loved her church and church family. She is loved and will be missed by so many.

She is survived by her Sons, Teddy B. (Leah) Swanner of Hurst, IL and Kevin D. (Kathy) Swanner of Wentzville, MO. She is also survived by eight Grandchildren, and six Great Grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, second Husband Rex R. Snider, Brothers Jack, Dillard, and Paul Mezo. and Sisters, Emma Gottschalk and Joyce Reed.

 Private funeral services will be held for family only at Crossroads Tabernacle Church in Hurst.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Crossroads Tabernacle Church.

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Im so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was always so nice to me and my sister. I remember babysitting for Ted when they lived in Bush down the street from my grandmother - Minnie Simpkins. Prayers go out to all of the Swanner family.

Marsha Simpkins Grob Nov 22 2021 4:59 PM

Sorry for your loss of your Mother. She was a sweet sweet lady.She was in school with my older brother, which she always asked how he was doing. Prayers for all.

Jerry Simpkins Nov 19 2021 8:49 PM

Ted sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a great person always helping others.I'm glad I have been around you it seems all my life, take care Ted.

Tracy Jarvis Nov 19 2021 3:33 PM

I have so many memories with Lily. She babysat me for years while my parents worked. Lily was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed by all who knew her. Ted and Kevin, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the days to come.

Stephany Pochie Nov 19 2021 3:10 PM

So so very sorry. Lil was a very special Godly woman loved her very much . Prayers for the family and her church family.

Jacqueline Tweedy. Jackie Nov 19 2021 12:02 AM

I am so very sorry.

Candy Coulter Nov 18 2021 10:16 PM

To her Church Family, I want to tell all of you that I am so sorry for the loss you have endured. Sister Lilly loved that Church so much. She was so devoted to God and her Pastor. Her time spent in Church she was always encouraging and doing all she could to bring people to God. You could feel God's presence so strong as Sister Godfrey and Sister Lilly would pray with you. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her. I will never forget her.

Nikki Nov 18 2021 8:59 PM

It was honour to meet this beautiful person. I didn't get to spend enough time with sister Lilly but in the time I did have at church I felt her love throughout the building. I heard her voice sing out to God and her gentle kindness in her words. She made me feel loved immediately. This earth was truly blessed to have her. I pray for strength for all her family and friends in Jesus name.

Samantha Nov 18 2021 12:05 PM

Prayers go out to Ted and family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sandra K. Brown Nov 18 2021 11:43 AM

My Condolences to the family. Lilly and I became friends when I lived next door to Minnie Simpkins (who she called Aunt Minnie). Lillie was a very sweet and caring person. Rest In Peace ?

Phillips Victoria Nov 17 2021 8:17 PM

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