Baby Yarn 05

Leila Kai Snyder

May 25, 2022 ~ May 25, 2022


Leila Kai Snyder was born sleeping on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 4:12am. She weighed 1lb 7.2oz and had the most beautiful features including dark hair, a perfect nose, and 10 tiny fingers and toes. Leila was the daughter of Neil and Megan Snyder and little sister to Naomi.


Leila's mommy had the honor and privilege of carrying her for 27 weeks and 4 days. In that time, while in her mommy's tummy and along with her family, Leila celebrated the birth of Jesus at Christmas, was on stage in a play with the Jennings County Players, attended Vernon Baptist Church nearly every week for Sunday School, church services, and AWANAs, sang to Jesus with the church choir, snorkeled and swam in the ocean, listened to silly songs and stories at pre-school, and attended her big sister's dance recitals, soccer games, and birthday party. Every single day, Leila heard the loving voices of her mommy, her daddy, her big sister, and her extended family. When she opened her eyes, the first face she saw was Jesus.


"Because He lives, I can face tomorrow

Because He lives, all fear is gone

Because I know He holds the future

And life is worth the living just because He lives"


Leila is survived by her parents, Neil and Megan Snyder of North Vernon; sister, Naomi Snyder of North Vernon; grandparents, Debbi and Rodger McKinley of North Vernon and Steve and Alexa Smith of Pennsylvania; great-grandparents, Arnold and Bonnie Greene of North Vernon and Annemarie Smith of Pennsylvania; aunts and uncles, Eric and Dennyse Snyder of Wisconsion, Clayton and Leslie Smith of Germany, and Ian Smith of Florida; and cousins, Bryce (Karen) Snyder of Michigan, Wyatt (Allison) Snyder of Texas, Mykah (Logan Stone) Snyder, Zackary Snyder, and Gabriel Snyder, all of Wisconsin, and Olivia Smith of Germany.


She was preceded in death by her siblings, Roo and JoJo Snyder; grandparents, Jim and Elaine Snyder; and great-grandfather, Gene Smith.


Celebration of life and graveside services will be held at a later date with Pastor Don Morris presiding.


Interment will be in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon, Indiana.


The family would like to thank the staffs of OB/GYN Associates of Columbus, especially Dr. Degualle Haile, and Columbus Regional Hospital for their care, compassion, dedication, and support. They would also like to thank NILMDTS Volunteer Photographer, Jamie Marshall, for the beautiful photographs of our Leila.



If anyone would like to make a donation in Leila's memory, please contribute to “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep” infant bereavement photography at or through the funeral home to help the family with medical expenses.


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Burial At A Later Date

Vernon Cemetery
Pike Street
Vernon, Indiana 47282

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