Wilma Snyder Casenhiser
- Published: November 15, 2012
Wilma Snyder Casenhiser died peacefully at home on Thursday, Nov. 8.
Wilma was born in Cincinnati to Gaines and Martha Snyder, née Issacs. She spent her childhood in Hamilton and Dayton, as well as Owlsley County, Ky. Wilma graduated from Fairmont High School in Kettering in 1964 and began training and working as a dental technician and hygienist.
After retiring in 2004, Wilma was able to devote her full attention to the study of Civil War history. She was a member of the Ohio Valley Civil War Association and portrayed Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, M.D., giving living history presentations to schools, libraries and civic groups.
Wilma was an avid gardener, taking pride in growing and preserving much of the food she and her family ate.
Wilma is survived by her husband David; son Michael Zachery Currant; sister Judy Cornett; brother and sister-in-law Michael and Ellen Snyder; and cherished grandchildren Walker, Lindsey, Hanna and Olivia Mills and Chloe and Jack Casenhiser.
A celebration of Wilma’s life will be held at the Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center on Sunday, Nov. 18, 1–4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or the Nature Conservancy.