Bernice Snellenbarger, 94, of Lafayette & formerly of New Richmond, Indiana, passed away on November 1, 2021. Bernice was born on April 9, 1927 in Cherokee, Alabama to the late Albert & Ida Saylors. She married William H. Snellenbarger on June 3, 1953, who preceded her in death in 2014.
Bernice & her husband, Bill, met and married in Georgia, when Bill was stationed at Dobbins Air Force Base. They moved to New Richmond, Indiana, in 1954, where they lived and raised their three boys, Brent, Mike, and Rex. Bernice loved baking, and always had something prepared when her grandchildren and great-grandchildren came to visit. She also loved to crochet, and her family has been the proud recipients of many of her creations.
Bernice enjoyed watching sports, especially Purdue basketball and major league baseball. Fortunately, she did get to experience a Chicago Cubs’ World Series win in her lifetime! She also was very proud to be part of the crowd scenes depicted in the movie “Hoosiers” which was partially filmed in New Richmond, IN.
Bernice never did lose her delightful southern accent, despite living in Indiana most of her life. She had a charming laugh, which could always bring a lift to your spirits. Bernice was an active member of Eastern Star for many years, and attended the former New Richmond United Methodist Church.
Surviving are three sons: Brent (Jean) Snellenbarger, of Brunswick, GA, Mike (companion Alisa) Snellenbarger, of Lafayette, IN, and Rex (Ofelia) Snellenbarger, of Lafayette, IN. Grandchildren: Jenny (Michael) Brumback, of Jacksonville, FL, Kristi (Tom) Greenoe, of Moncks Corner, SC, Michelle (Mike) Snellenbarger-Canada, Lafayette, IN and Nathan Snellenbarger, Lafayette, IN. Six great-grandchildren: Garrett, Ellana, Sofina, Evan, Josie & Jade. Bernice is preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Saylors, and one sister, Madeline Williams. Friends may call at the Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Linden, IN from 10:00 AM until the service at 11:00 AM Monday November 8, Pastor Clint Fink officiating. The interment will be in New Richmond Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com