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Buck, U. S. Army Pacific Theatre on Batann; worked for RR. Keller, Rit-Way Products and owned Howard Cleaners before becoming rural mail carrier; Mason; Dist. Deputy grand Master 2 years; American Legion, V.F.W.; County, Kansas and Nat'l. Rural Letter Carriers Assn.; City council.
Obituary - Winfield Courier, Tues. Sept. 21, 1999
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Lyman "Buck" Snodderley, 83, of Fort Collins, formerly of Howard, died Sept. 11, 1999, at Spring Creek Health Care in Fort Collins.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zimmerman Funeral Home in Howard. The Rev. Kibum Kim will officiate. Hope Lodge 155 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons will perform Masonic rites. Carter-Rader American Legion Post 149 will perform military graveside services. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with Howard United Methodist Church. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Snodderley was born April 12, 1916, at Kiowa, to Elmer Elbridge and Rachel Melinda (Lyman) Snodderley. He attended rural school near Kiowa and graduated from Kiowa High School in 1935.
During the late 1930s he was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Ashland and Meade. In 1942, he joined the United States Army and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. An infantry sergeant, he earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his action in combat.
On July 17, 1945, he married Mary Ellen Andrews in Wellington. They made their home in Howard for many years. Snodderley was employed as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. For many years he was an assistant district representative for the Boy Scouts of America.
Snodderley was a member of Carter-Rader American Legion Post 149, Columbia Chapter 142 Order of Eastern Star, Hope Lodge 155 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and the Howard United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Paul Snodderley, Fort Collins, and John Snodderley, Post Falls, Idaho; two sisters, Faye Troyer, Medicine Lodge, and Nancy Regear, Reedley, Calif.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.