The Garden Manor

- The Dr. Lewis M. Early House c. 1895 -

She is Gone
Stacey Burdette Wachsman

You can shed tears that Paula is gone,

Or you can smile because she lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back,

Or you can open your eyes and see all the
good she left behind.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,

Or you can be full of the love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,

Or you can be happy for tomorrow because
of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she is gone,

Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,

be empty and turn your back,

Or you can do what she would want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Paula Moeller Burdette Snyder
Paula Moeller Burdette Snyder, age 67, passed away on the Fourth of July, 2015,
after a long illness. Paula was born May 19, 1948, in Wheeling, WV, where she attended
Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy. The Mount has always held a special place in her
heart, and she was fortunate enough to attend a recent reunion of her classmates. Also
near and dear to her was the Olde Towne East neighborhood. She was formerly employed
by Bank One and Chase before joyously retiring. Her most important job was "Mom and
Grandma". Paula enjoyed scrap-booking with her grandchildren, spending time with
friends and family, eating out, and was an avid music fan. A devoted mother,
grandmother, sister and aunt, Paula cherished spending time with her family, especially
her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed and is survived by her sons, Brian (Kelly)
and Erick (Tiffney) Burdette; and daughter, Stacey (Michael) Wachsman; stepchildren,
Michelle Snyder Andrews (Rob) and Tim Snyder (Jana); grandchildren, Rowan, Parker,
Abigail, Skylar, Emma, Sophia, Andrew, Sara and Colin. Paula is also survived by her
brother, Erick (Barb) Moeller; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by first
husband Stephen Burdette, soul mate and second husband Mike Snyder, and parents
Anna Mary and Erick Moeller. Special thanks to Davita Dialysis Team on Olentangy
River Road who truly cared for Paula over the last few years. Donations can be made to
the National Kidney Foundation or the Mount de Chantal Conservatory at Wheeling
Jesuit University.