DeLois Snider, 88, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Hospice House, Hutchinson. She and her husband, Chet, owned and operated the Sands Motel in Ulysses, KS. She also worked at Oklahoma State Bank in Buffalo, OK and was Vice President at Grant County State Bank in Ulysses, Kansas.
DeLois was born on February 8, 1928, in Fillmore, OK, the daughter of Mack and Gladys (Johnson) Smith. She was baptized in the First Baptist Church in Fillmore, OK. She married Tommy Joe McEachern, who was killed in Okinawa in 1945. She then married Leslie Peery until his passing. She later married Chet Snider on June 26, 1964, in Oklahoma City, OK. He died on October 29, 2007.
She was a member of NABW (National Association of Bank Women). She also belonged to Family Motorhome Association and the Foretravel Motor Club. She and husband, Chet, wintered in Arizona, Nevada, and California.
She is survived by: five children, Kendall Joe McEachern and wife, Catheryn, of McPherson, KS, Charles Leslie Peery of Raymore, MO, Kathy Reese and husband, Nelson, of Mooreland, OK, Connie Mead and husband, Wayne, of Woodward, OK, Sheryl Woods and husband, B.G., of Gage, OK; a daughter-in-law, Elaine McEachern of Buffalo, OK; 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, & nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Mack Smith and Gladys Smith Wert; husbands, Tommy Joe McEachern, Leslie Peery, and Chet Snider; son, Tommy Mack McEachern; granddaughter, Denise Elaine McEachern; grandson, Joey Dean McEachern; step-daughter, Cindy DeVon; brothers, JT Smith and Bobby Smith; sisters, Oleta Lindsey, Chestina Callen, and Mildred Sam.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Pastor Rich Duerksen officiating. Burial will follow at the McPherson Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, March 21, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Memorial donations may be given to Grace Bible Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of DeLois Snider please visit our Sympathy Store.