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In memoriam: Sister Jolinda Snyder, OSF
October 22, 2022 6:10 PM


Sister Jolinda Snyder, O.S.F. (94), died on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 1:43 a.m. at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, IL.

Sister Jolinda, the former Ruth Beatrice Snyder, was born in Huntingburg, IN, on January 9, 1928, the daughter of Sylvester and Adeline (Spayd) Snyder. She entered the Congregation on September 8, 1946, and professed her religious vows on June 13, 1949.

Sister Jolinda earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO, and attended a Theology Renewal Program at Marillac College in St. Louis, MO.

Sister Jolinda served as a pharmacist at several HSHS hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin. From 1976-1979, she served as the Provincial Secretary for the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis at St. Francis Convent. After retiring from her pharmacy career, Sister Jolinda was a receptionist at the Corporate Computer Center of Hospital Sisters Health System from 1990-2010.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers: Michael, LaVerne, Bernard, and Leo Snyder, and one sister, Mary Krodel.

She is survived by a sister, Helen R. Snyder of Dupont, WA, two nieces and several nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and her Franciscan Sisters with whom she shared her life for 75 years.

Visitation will be held at St. Francis Convent from 4-7 p.m. with a Wake Service at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Jim Isaacson, S.J.C. on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent. Burial will be in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.

To read her feature story from 2010, please click here.

Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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