Laurie Bernice Snyder


Laurie Bernice Snyder passed from this life on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at 8:56 a.m. with one of her devoted nurses, Ashley, by her side. She had been in Boone Hospital Center in the I.C.U. for almost 19 days and lost her battle with COVID-19.

A viewing will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday (today) at Arnold Funeral Home.

A private graveside service will be at East Lawn Memorial Park with Dennis Steele officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mexico Church of Christ and the Mexico Animal Shelter.

Laurie was born at AMC on March 26, 1961, to Wesley Lee and Naomi Snyder. She attended her school years in Mexico and graduated from MHS in 1979. Laurie then was a student at Freed-Hardeman College in Henderson, Tennessee, for one year. Later, she received her associate’s degree from Moberly Area Community College.

Ms. Snyder was a wonderful Christian woman and a member of the Mexico Church of Christ, where she was a Sunday school teacher.

Her first job at 15 years old was at the fountain and lunch counter at Logan’s Drug. In high school, Laurie worked at Dean’s Fried Chicken. Later, she worked for Adolph Ogar, L.N. Brown and Sons, Mexico Ledger and Wal-Mart.

She took night classes and studied medical terminology and got her first job at AMC in the Medical Records Department. In the past, she had worked for orthopedic Dr. Kurt Knappenberger, Dr. Peggy Barjenbruch, and at the time of her passing at SSM Health St. Mary’s Cancer Center. She had close to 30 years working for our local hospital and doctors.

Laurie loved to draw caricatures of people and cartoons. She also loved her fur baby, Juliet.

Ms. Snyder was preceded in death by her father, Wesley Lee Snyder, in 2018; maternal grandparents, Vencil and Bernice Lawrence; and paternal grandparents, Odis and Rosalie Snyder.

She will be sadly missed by her loving mother, Naomi Snyder, Uncle Carl and Aunt Jeanne Lawrence, Aunt Nadine Lawrence, and cousins: Todd (Jill) Lawrence and family, Greg (Michelle) Lawrence and family, Tim (Toni) Lawrence, Rhonda (DeWayne) Brandow and family, Roger (Rita) Lawrence and family, Renee (Jeff) Ryan and family, and Regina (Willie) Horton and family. Laurie will also be remembered by her Mexico Church of Christ family, and all of her co-workers at SSM Cancer Center Family of whom I can’t thank enough for all their help and concern.

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