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Roland "Gene" E. Snare

May 12, 1925 - September 29, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date October 7, 2017

Services will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Riley Creek Baptist Church, Bluffton. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of the service at the church. Burial will be in the Hasson Cemetery where military rites will be conducted.

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Roland Eugene Snare went to be with his Lord at 2:55 p.m. September 29, 2017, at the Bluffton Hospital. Roland Eugene “Gene” Snare was born March 12, 1925 to Roland D. and Carey (Harding) Snare who preceded him in death.
Gene graduated from Ada High School in 1943 and enlisted in the Army where he served from 1943 – 1946 in the ASIATIC PACIFIC – Philippines. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #382 – Bluffton. On January 26, 1947 he married Dortha Jean Ream who preceded him in death on May 1, 2006. A printer by trade, Gene worked at the Ada Herald, Bellevue Gazette, Bellefontaine Examiner, the Belle Center Herald Voice and for thirty years at the Bluffton News from where he retired in 1992. Gene served as song leader, choir director and Sunday School teacher during ten years at First Baptist Church in Bellefontaine and as deacon, song leader, choir director, Sunday School teacher during his fifty plus years as a member of Riley Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include a sister Miriam (Floyd, deceased) Snider, Shawnee, OH; children, Kenneth (Renny) of Athalia, OH, Alice Leonard of Bluffton, OH, Carl of Bluffton, OH, Thomas (Carolyn) of Loveland, OH, John of Findlay, OH; twelve grandchildren, Anna Ryan of Barboursville, WV, Sarah (Chris) Brown of Pasadena, MD, Leah (Jason) Harris of Barboursville, WV, Justin Leonard of Bluffton, OH, Josh (Beth) Snare of Hilliard, OH, Rachel Snare of Findlay, OH, Samantha (Andrew) Smith of Pandora, OH, Arrianna and Amelia Snare, Findlay, OH, Crystal (Andy) Wash of West Chester, OH, Cerena (Jason) Young of Lebanon, OH, Cathy Snare of Loveland, OH; twelve
great-grandchildren, Andrew, Alana and Leila Gouin of Barboursville, WV, Micah, Kathryn and Nicole Harris of Barboursville, WV, Bronwyn and Waverly Snare of Hilliard, OH; Kaden Smith of Pandora, OH, Ruth Ann Wash of West Chester, OH, Falecia (Robert) Perkins of Seattle, WA, Dylan Wash of West Chester, OH.; one great-great granddaughter, Ava Perkins of Seattle, WA.
Gene was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters: Francis Snare, Ernest Snare, Annabelle Banning, and Virginia Long.
Services will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Riley Creek Baptist Church, Bluffton. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of the service at the church. Burial will be in the Hasson Cemetery where military rites will be conducted.
Memorials contributions should be sent to the New Song Baptist Church Construction Fund at ABWE, P.O. Box 8585, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8585 in memory of Gene Snare.

 

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