Lona Roberta Snyder
Lona Roberta (Hannah) Snyder, 82, of Grayson went to be with her Lord Thursday November 7, 2019, at the Boyd County Nursing and Rehab Care Center.
Lona was born a coal miner's daughter in Harlan County, Ky., to John Calvin Hannah and Alice (Smith) Hannah.
She graduated high school from Harlan High school in 1956. Then she earned an Associate's from Cumberland College, a Bachelor's from EKU, and a Masters from Morehead State. She taught school for over 37 years. The last 20 were at Prichard Elementary in Carter County, where she retired in 1997.
Lona loved reading, playing hymns on the piano and telling stories. Her passion for serving showed in her devotion to her students and caring for her family. After a long battle with her health, she is now resting in peace with her family in heaven.
Lona is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Bill Burlin Snyder; two sons, Tracy (Jennifer) Snyder of Woodstock, Ga. and Wade (Donna) Snyder of Buckhead, Ga.; three daughters, Gwen (Ken) Simons of Scarborough, Maine, Lena Snyder and Jackie (Sean) Snyder - Terry both of Louisville, Ky.; five grandchildren, Kyle Parrott, Grayson Snyder, Devin Snyder, Aidan Snyder and Samuel Snyder; two sisters, Ann Hamacher and Sylvia (Fred) Meinake both of Ormond Beach, Fla.; a brother Jim (Sue) Hannah of Hampton, Va.; and a host of extended family who all mourn her passing.
In addition to her parents, Lona was preceded in death by five brothers, Milton, Bob, Herbert, Jack and Don Hannah.
Funeral services will be 12 noon Monday, November 11, 2019, at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Bro. Josh Schmidt officiating. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Science Hill Cemetery in Science Hill, Ky. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and after 9 a.m. Monday until the service hour, all at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the Snyder family at malonefuneralhome.com
Published on November 8, 2019


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Janis E Ross
Nov 09, 2019
Lona was a classmate of ours....Harlan High School
Class of 1956. She and her husband attended many of our reunions at Benham Schoolhouse Inn.
She was an exceptional lady and we are saddened at her passing.
Jim Gross Morehead Ky Class of 1956
Nov 09, 2019
I remember Lona well. Sorry for your Loss
Patti G. Stamper
Nov 08, 2019
So sorry to learn of your great loss.