Mary Elen Romines, 91, of Houston, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, surrounded by family. She was born Feb. 26, 1928, to Elmer and Minnie Bell (Carter) Snyder in Huggins, Mo.
Mary was a member of the Houston First Free Will Baptist Church. She was united in marriage to Wallace Romines on June 18, 1955, and was blessed with four children, Iris Bell, Cathy, Roger and Randy. Mary loved babysitting her grandchildren and an estimated 80-plus other children.
She is survived by her children, Cathy Sybert of Cabool, Mo., Roger Romines and wife, Gloria, and Randy Romines and wife, Billie, of Houston, Mo., Roy Hoggatt and wife, Jennifer, and Shirley Townley and husband, Larry; eight grandchildren, Billiemarie Bussard and husband, Darren, Chris Romines and wife, Teesha, Jamie Turner and husband, Jake, Amy Elledge and husband, Chad, Mary Jo Scheets and husband, Aaron, Angie Warner and husband, Tuffy, Tracey Falwell and husband, Levi, and Jennifer Depler and husband, D.J.; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard Snyder of Humansville, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wallace Romines; daughter, Iris Bell; a great-granddaughter; three brothers, Roy, Albert, and Lloyd; and two sisters, Velma and Edna.
Services were 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019,. at Houston First Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Danny Delcour officiating. Burial was in Old Union Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Roger Romines, Randy Romines, Roy Hoggatt, Tristan Cooper, Zack Romines and Aaron Scheets.
Memorials may be made to Three Rivers Hospice.