Betty Lou "Betsy" Snider, a beloved registered nurse known for her compassion and dedication, passed away on October 10, 2023. She was born on May 22, 1939, in Indianapolis, Indiana to Frank and Lena Downum.
Betsy's career spanned 25 years as a registered nurse. She first worked at Liberty Hill Assisted Living in Winfield, IL, where she provided care and support to countless individuals. Her warm smile and gentle nature brought comfort to those in need. Later, Betsy joined DuPage County Hospital in Winfield, IL, furthering her commitment to healthcare and making a positive impact on the lives of patients.
Beyond her profession, Betsy had a deep passion for cooking. Her culinary skills were renowned among family and friends alike. Betsy's kitchen was always filled with delicious aromas as she lovingly prepared meals for her loved ones. She particularly excelled at making Okra, delighting everyone fortunate enough to taste it. Sharing these meals became cherished moments that brought joy and togetherness.
Animals held a special place in Betsy's heart. She dedicated herself to the well-being of creatures big and small. The unconditional love she received from animals brought her a profound sense of fulfillment.
Betsy was rooted in her faith as a strong Christian and had an unwavering love for the Lord. For over 40 years, she found solace and community at Bethany Chapel in Wheaton, IL. There she formed lifelong friendships while nurturing her spiritual connection through worship and service. In the later years of her life, Betsy became a member of The Church at Grace Park in White House, TN. Embracing this new congregation wholeheartedly, she continued to deepen her faith while contributing to the church community.
In addition to her career and passions, Betsy enjoyed drawing as a hobby. The main thing she loved drawing was bricks and stones.
Betsy cherished the outdoors and found solace in taking long walks. Whether it was exploring nature trails or strolling through her neighborhood, she found peace in the calming rhythm of each step. Walking dogs became a treasured activity as it combined her love for animals and nature.
Betty Lou Snider is survived by her devoted husband of 49 years, Mr. Darrell Snider, who stood beside her through life's joys and challenges. Their love was an inspiring testament to commitment and partnership. Betsy's children, Andy (Jessica) Humbles, Matt Humbles, Dan (Kristi) Humbles, and Dave (Anna) Snider, will forever cherish the memories of their incredible mother.
The legacy of Betsy's love extends to her grandchildren: Elizabeth, Lance, Anthony, Nick, Ty, Ash, and Dawson. Despite their grief at her loss, they find comfort knowing she will live on in their hearts forever. Several great-grandchildren also had the privilege of experiencing the warmth and affection that radiated from Betsy.
In this time of mourning, Betsy's family draws strength from the support of loved ones near and far. Her niece Amy Foshee and nephew Steve Foshee share both sorrow and cherished memories.
Betsy reunited her twin sister Carolyn Foshee and brother Jerry Downum who preceded her in death.
Betty Lou "Betsy" Snider touched countless lives through her compassionate care as a nurse and unwavering devotion as a Christian. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness, faithfulness, and love. May her memory be a guiding light to all who had the privilege of knowing her.
A celebration of life for Betsy will be held at 1pm, on Tuesday, October 17th at The Church of Grace Park in White House, TN.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be make to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.