Mary Snyder Obituary

Mary Kay Snyder
Mary Kay Snyder
Mary Kay Snyder

February 8, 2005
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Waukee, IA
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Mary Kay Snyder, 84, died Tuesday, February 8, 2005 of pneumonia at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, February 12 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waukee, with burial at Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry.

Mary Kay was born in Des Moines, grew up in Cumming and lived in Perry before moving to Waukee twelve years ago. Before she was married, she worked at the Rollins Hosiery Mill in Des Moines and the Ordnance Plant in Ankeny. Mary Kay and her first husband Clarence Burger spent time in Texas and Oklahoma while he was in the military. They later moved back to Perry, where she ran the cafeteria at St. Patrick's Catholic School. In August of 1993, she married Bruce Snyder and they made their home in Waukee.

Mary Kay was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, the Friendship Circle and the Birthday Club. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She liked flowers and gardening and she loved to watch the birds, especially the bluebirds.

Mary Kay is survived by her husband, Bruce Snyder of Waukee; son, David Burger of Minburn; granddaughter, Barb (Tracy) Hagland of Rippey and their children, Scyler and Caitlin; grandson, Mark (Tonya) Burger of Adel and their daughter, Lexus; stepdaughter, Sharon Hurst of Waukee; stepson, Larry (Patricia) Snyder of Waukee; stepgrandson, Troy (Janet) Snyder of Bennington, NE; stepgrandson, Travis (Shawn) Snyder of Adel and their daughter, Riata; stepgranddaughter, Lacey; Goddaughter, Reagan Swartz; sister, Rose (Harvey) Rosenberg of St. Paul, MN; brothers, Clarence Conner of Knoxville and Jim Conner of Des Moines.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen and Gertrude Conner; brothers, Mike, Vincent, Francis, Andrew and Austin; sister, Margaret; and first husband, Clarence Burger.

Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waukee, where family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. and a Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church or Taylor House Hospice.





St. Boniface Catholic Church
1200 Warrior Lane
Waukee, IA 50263
Friday, February 11, 2005
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Boniface Catholic Church
1200 Warrior Lane
Waukee, IA 50263
Saturday, February 12, 2005
10:00 AM
Violet Hill Cemetery
Perry, IA
Saturday, February 12, 2005


Hospice Taylor House
3401 East Douglas Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50317