OCTOBER 19, 1928 - JUNE 19, 2000

Dolphia Leo Snyder, 71, a native of Osawatomie, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at the home of his daughter in Lebo, KS.

Known as Toby, he was born Oct. 19, 1928, in Osawatomie, the son of Dolphia Anderson and Zella Lewis Snyder.

He served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 13, 1946, until Sep, 17, 1949, spending part of that time in Japan.

After returning home, he completed his education and graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1952.

Mr. Snyder worked for Burlington Northern Railroad and Amtrak as a conductor and lead brakeman for 35 years. He retired Oct. 1, 1990.

He spent most of his life in Nebraska until moving to Lebo in April to be near his daughter.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards with his railroad buddies.

A sister, Cletis Burke, was among those preceding him in death.

Survivors include his daughter, Jandra Stephens of Lebo; two brothers, Otis Lee Snyder of Hidden Valley Lake, KS., and Kenneth Snyder of Osawatomie; and three grandchildren.

Services were Wednesday in the Bowman Adgate Cemetery southeast of Lebo. A unit from Fort Riley conducted military services. Arrangements were under the direction of Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home in Lebo.

Memorials were to Midland Hospice, 6355 Main St., Ottawa, KS 66067.

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