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Snider Gravestone in Grove Hill Cemetery Shelby County

Dr. Thomas Norton Snider, May 16, 1927 – June 30, 2005.  ‘He cared for all of God’s creatures both large and small.  Lynette Poole Snider, September 20, 1931 – May 20, 1998.  “Essence of grace.’  Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky.

Ritchey and I visited Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, Shelby County, today.  I was quite impressed with the grounds, and the good care given to the gravestones.

I wanted to share this particular gravestone with you since it was so unusual.  A girl, in full skirt, enjoying the essence of dance.  This is a new stone, and I couldn’t find more other than Dr. Snider was a veterinarian for over 50 years, and was a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division during the Korean War.  His wife preceded him in death by seven years, and he was survived by two daughters.

Was his wife or one of his daughters a dancer?  This is the epitome of life and exuberance – and just what a stone should represent!


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