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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 10:30
SnyderP-obitMargaret "Peggy" Snyder, 82, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born January 24, 1931 in Star City, Arkansas to Ruth (Hull) and Paul Miller. She married Eldon Snyder March 20, 1951 and he survives in Bowling Green.
Peggy was a talented musician. In grade school she was groomed to become the accompanist for the junior and senior high schools. She accompanied many of the individual musicians, the choirs and ensembles in her high school. She also played viola in the orchestra, and later in college.
Her study of piano continued at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. After graduation, she studied organ at Emporia State University and Bowling Green State University.
Peggy played for church choirs in Hutchinson, Lawrence and Emporia, Kansas before her 44 years of service as organist at Bowling Green's First United Methodist Church. Her service also included accompanying many of the church Dinner Theater musical productions and hundreds of weddings and funerals/memorials. Furthermore, Peggy played the organ at the BGSU hockey games in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
For many years Peggy was a member of the BGSU Creative Arts faculty, where she taught private and piano classes to a countless number of students.
Peggy's primary interest was her family. She relished the summers when she had her children and grandchildren with her at the family cottage at Lakeside, Ohio. Family activities included seminars, biking, jogging, walks on the lakefront and playing games on the front porch.
Peggy was the "queen bee" of the family camping trips throughout the U.S. These camping excursions spanned three generations. Peggy and her husband, Eldon of 62 years, participated in a number of Elderhostel/Road Scholar programs nationally and internationally.
In addition to membership in her church, she was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter EJ.
Peggy was also a leader in establishing Reach to Recovery programs for breast cancer survivors.
Peggy is survived by her husband, Eldon, daughters, Connie (William) Nicholson of Midland, Michigan, Susan (David) Newman of Cincinnati, Ohio, grandchildren, Andrew, Sarah, Hannah, and Josh, and sister, JoAnn Ramsdale of Hacienda Heights, California.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane K. Snyder, one brother and one sister.
A celebration of life service will be held Friday, May 3, 2013 at 2:30 at First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green. Visitation will begin at 1:00.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Peggy's name to First United Methodist Church, Wood County Unit of the American Cancer Society designated for breast cancer or a charity of the donor's choice.
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