Obituaries Announcements

Farrell Snyder
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha
Topeka, formerly of Hiawatha , KS

Farrell Snyder, 85, recently of Topeka, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha.

Farrell was born in the family home outside of Morrill on November 2, 1938. He attended school locally, meeting the love of his life, Judy Stowell, while playing quarterback against her high school- football team. That beautiful, lively cheerleader caught his eye and they married on August 9, 1958. (We never did learn which team won that game!)

Farrell and his new bride moved to Topeka after their wedding, where he wrote computer software for Blue Cross Blue Shield. Nine years and 3 children later, he moved his family to Prairie Village, Kansas and spent the next 25 years writing computer software for Southwestern Bell Telephone and raising his family. During that time, he moved his family to DeSoto, KS, then St. Louis, Mo, and later to Hiawatha and then Mayetta after his retirement. Finding retirement rather boring, he took a part-time job at St. Ann- Church in Hiawatha. Needing further distraction, he and Judy started breeding alpacas to go along with Judy's horses. After Judy passed in 2016, Farrell moved to Topeka and spent his remaining years there.

Farrell is survived by his children and grandchildren: Kerry (Parrish) Meredith of Overland Park, KS; Kent (Amy) Snyder of Holton; and Kellie (Mike) Brockhoff of Fairview. His five grandchildren are (in order of age): Rael Meredith, Charles Snyder, Kelcy Snyder, Casey Zangaro, and Megan Brockhoff. His sister-in-law, Phyllis Stowell, SCL, also survives.

Farrell was preceded in death by his wife, Judith, his parents, Virgil and Iva Snyder, his brothers Bob and Doug Snyder, and his sister, Donna Rosenberger.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday where family visitation to be held at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha at 1:00 pm on Monday, February 12. Following a short service at 2:00, Farrell will be laid to rest next to his wife at the Morrill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha, sent in care of the funeral home. 124 S. 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.

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