Pauline Ruth Snow, age 86, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 20th, 2021. She was born March 25, 1934 at home in Homer, Ohio and was the daughter of the late Lorin and Grace (Lifer) Swendal, Danville, Ohio. They lived on a farm where the hard-working family had a huge garden, milked cows and raised turkeys. Pauline was a 1952 graduate of Amity High School a cheerleader for 4 years, had spent her lifetime in Mount Vernon and would proudly say, to anyone, “I’ve lived in the same house for over 60 years”, and where it was located. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Jelloway, Ohio where she grew up, was married and attended regularly. Pauline was a member of the Mt. Vernon Athletic Boosters, the Band Boosters, and proud to help of getting the concession stand at the Football stadium. She was a sports mom and grandma to many of her children and grandchildren’s friends where she would feed and host the teams at her home after practices. Pauline and her husband, Sam, were also the host to many family get togethers of the Marathon Oil Softball team. She was well known for her green jello salad that she took to every reunion or party.
Pauline is survived by her children: Doug and Desi Snow, Diana and Bob Tocheff, Brenda and Brian Stafford, Gary and Tina Snow and Lori and Andy McBride. Her grandchildren: Taylor and Kelsey Snow, Michael McNeil and Anji Villa, Corey and Jessie Stafford, Cody and Tara Stafford, Cyndi Snow and Cory Harlow, Sam and Kimlin Daubenspeck, and Lindsay McBride. Her great grandchildren: Landon, Amelia, Brantley, Brayden and Brody. Pauline’s family also included step-grandchildren: Kyle and Becky Tocheff, Clay and Katie Tocheff and Kim and Adam Dillon. She also had 8 step-grandchildren. Her family was her total pride and joy. One of Pauline’s favorite and often spoken sayings was, “I may not be rich, but I’m rich with family and friends!”
She is also survived by her siblings: Isabelle Conkle, Rosalie Doup, Elaine and Gordon Clutter. And also her extended family: Audrey Snow, Elaine Hiller, Nora Mae Wilson and Rosie and Harold Snively.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Samuel L. Snow, her parents, her brother Kenneth Swendal and many sisters-in-laws and brother-in-laws.
Pauline truly enjoyed her 30+ years that she worked at the Y.M.C.A. as a masseuse. She was grandfathered in, took pride in her work, became friends with many that she gave massages to and her specialty was just talking and her very strong hands.
Some of Pauline’s favorite things were to being with her family, playing cards with friends, working out in her yard and driveway in any weather and even real early in the morning and exercising at home even to her final days. When she drove she loved just going around visiting people and was always asking what can I help you with? She loved going to Marco Island, walk around the edge of the pool, walking the beach for miles, picking up sea shells and talking to everyone and sharing her story and also enjoyed tearing 50/50 raffle tickets at the Mt. Vernon football and basketball games and just going for rides.
Her great strengths of being such a hard worker, being strong-willed, stubborn, determined, physically strong which served her well with overcoming broken bones. “When I hurt I feel much better when I can find something to do!” When out and about around people she always had a smile, never met a stranger, and would often say, “thanks for bringing out the sunshine” or “could you do me a favor and bring the sunshine out?”
As you’d hear Pauline say many times, “my Dad would never say good-bye, but he’d say, I’ll see you later!” We truly felt that this was not just a catchy phrase but a testament to their strong faith.
The family will receive family and friends to celebrate her life at the Dowds Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, OH on Friday, March 26th from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The funeral will be at Zion Lutheran Church on Sunday, March 28th at 3:00 pm with Pastor Howard Clevenger officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made in Pauline’s name to: Zion Lutheran Church, 20177 Wooster Road, Danville, OH 43014.
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