Jennie Louise Snyder Heeren

Jennie Louise Snyder Heeren

Jennie Louise Snyder Heeren

August 12, 1936~January 15, 2024

Jennie Louise Snyder Heeren passed away peacefully in her home on January 15, 2024. She was born on August 12, 1936, in Toledo, OH. In 1960, she moved with her family to Ft. Wayne, IN and in 1991 to Pinellas Park, FL. She was a woman of great faith who loved God, believed deeply in the power of prayer, and was devoted to her family.

Jennie retired from Lincoln National Life in 1991 and Aegon Equity Group in 1998. She was an avid golfer, talented quilter, and enjoyed a good game of Euchre. She was a member/mentor of the Golden Gate Labor of Love, an organization that creates and donates quilts, dolls, bibs, etc. to various organizations. She was a past member of Lotus Assembly #20, Rainbow Girls, and Parents Without Partners (Single Parent of the Year for Chapter, Region, and one of 11 chosen internationally). She was a member of Clay High School Class of 1954 and North Side High School Class of 1973. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Ft. Wayne, IN and Golden Gate Church in Pinellas Park, FL.

Jennie is survived by her children, Donald Heeren (Patty), James Heeren (Darlene), Roiann Smolinski (Martin), Ft. Wayne, IN; Richard Heeren (Erin Donnelly), Chapel Hill, NC; Brian Heeren (Sheila), Seminole, FL; and son-in-law, Norman Gaff (Cindy), Spencer, IN. She is also survived by her 11 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great-Great Grandchildren; her 2 brothers, Michael Snyder (Judy), and Daniel Snyder, Oregon, OH; the father of her children, Robert J. Heeren, Jr., Ft. Wayne, IN, as well as many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many extended family members, the Yeates family, and dear friends from the Golden Gate community. She is predeceased by her parents, Charles and Victoria Snyder, her daughter Robin Heeren Gaff, and her companion, Richard Yeates.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 10:30 AM at the Golden Gate Clubhouse, 8201 40th Street N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781.

She will be interred in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo, OH. Services in Indiana, and Ohio will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Labor of Love, 82188 E Street, Pinellas Park, FL 33781, would be appreciated.

Memorial Service

Golden Gate Clubhouse

  • January 27, 2024
  • 10:30am
  • Email Details
  • 8201 40th Street N.
    Pinellas Park
    FL 33781


Edith Snyder

January 19, 2024, 7:22 pm

My sympathy to the entire family. Aunt Jenny will be missed. She loved and cared forher family. I can remember her exercising with Tai chi. Love to the family

Kelly McMannis Odneal

January 19, 2024, 8:42 pm

Our deepest sympathies to the entire Snyder/Heeren families. The McMannis family will always remember Jennie as an energetic, loving and compassionate person. When my parents, Don and Darla McMannis passed away, Jennie made lap quilts in their memory.

Shirley Crosskill

January 20, 2024, 11:25 am

You have our sympathy Mike Snyder andfamily. The Crosskills

Sonia Schnieb

January 20, 2024, 11:46 am

Jennie and family to a women who had more children then my Mom.
I know she will be missed my many.
The many memories I have of her and the family.
Jim I never really new you
Don who I have seen over the years
Robin and Norm who meet at are apt. Norms Star making..
Rick and his Dr Pepper and beer.
Roiann and her rubber band neck.
Brian who I one time bested at Chess.
To the PWP family that brought us all together.
The camp,trips and sleep overs. The laughter that we all shared.
Jennie and your family will always be and my heart.
Alice will be talking and laughing up a storm and playing cards.
I am sorry for you loss.

Sandra Gilliland

January 21, 2024, 11:02 am

My condolences to Jennie’s family. She was a lovely woman who lived a life of service to her family, her friends and her community. She encouraged me and so many others to be a part of Labor of Love. Jennie was never too busy to lend a hand and I am so glad I knew her.

Susie Hinkle Powe

February 18, 2024, 10:56 am

Don, all of your Franklin friends are so sorry for your loss. It’s so hard lose a loved one especially your mom.

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