Mary Sue Snyder, 1930 – 3/4/2020
Mary Sue, an only child, was born to Branch Mallory Curtis and Ethel Davison Curtis in Denver, Colorado. She passed away 26 days shy of her 90th birthday.
Mary Sue grew up in the Kansas City area where her father was a cattle buyer for the Armour Meat Company. A 1947 graduate of Southwest High School, she went on to attend William Woods College and graduated with her Associate of Arts in 1949. After her graduation she married her high school sweetheart, Douglas Hall Paddock. That union produced four children.
During her children’s growing up years Mary Sue was active as a Cub Scout leader and had a fulfilling career at Goodwill Industries where she trained clients in life skills. After Doug’s untimely death in 1979 she met Forest J Snyder and they were united in marriage in November, 1981. Mary Sue then retired from Goodwill and enjoyed her retirement with Forest by spending time at their second home near Bagnell Dam at the Lake of the Ozarks. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Mary Sue is was predeceased by her first husband, Douglas Hall Paddock, her second husband, Forest J. Snyder and her son, Robert Craig Paddock. Survivors include her three living children, Curt Paddock (Susan), Steve Paddock (Alison) and Cathy Barnett (Dan); five grandchildren, Lesley Paddock, Elizabeth Woods, Brandon Paddock, Julia Barnett and Mallory Paddock; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her five step-children, Gary Snyder, Ron Snyder, Martha Gicante, Linda Moore and Robert Snyder.
Services will be held at Johnson County Funeral Chapel & Memorial Gardens, 11200 Metcalf Ave. on Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m. The family will be on hand to greet friends at 1:30 pm. Donations may be made to Williams Woods University, One University Ave., Fulton, MO 65251 or to Community Linc at PO Box 32697, Kansas City, MO 64171 (online at https://www.communitylinc.org/donate.html) Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.johnsoncountychapel.com