Carol Ruth (Crandall) Snider, age 74, lifelong dancer, choreographer, and consummate showperson, took her final curtain call on Monday, June 21, 2021. She bravely battled brain cancer but continued to dance and spread joy until her final days. Carol was born in Anderson, IN on October 29, 1946. She began dancing at age 4 and her love of dance persisted throughout her entire life. She attended and graduated from Anderson High School in 1964. At age 17, she married Al Crandall and moved to Pendleton, IN to start her own dance school, Broadway School of Dance. She later expanded her business and built Crandall’s Physical Arts Center in Pendleton where she served the community until she sold the business to one of her former students in 1991. She then completed an Associate’s Degree from Ball State University in 1992 and started a second career as an X-Ray and Ultrasound Technician. She continued to work conducting mammograms until the diagnosis of her rare brain cancer in January 2020.
Her love of dance was always present, and only a few years had elapsed after the sale of her dance school when she joined the Oasis Timesteppers to become their instructor and choreographer. Her final dance achievement was the group winning the “Dancing Like the Stars” competition at the Paramount Theater in Anderson, IN in January 2020.
She attended Lone Oak Wesleyan Church in Anderson, IN, where her faith in God grew to guide her through her final journey.
She is survived by her wonderful husband of nearly 32 years, Robert “Bob” Snider, whom she married on August 20, 1989. Also surviving are: her son, Steve Crandall of Sacramento, CA; her daughter, Valerie Roberston (husband Ricky) of Anderson, IN; her adoring sister, Dorcia Stottlemyer (husband Chuck); several nieces & nephews; step-children Ivy Walsh, Trey Snider and Carrie Snider; several step-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Carol will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 pm and 4:00-7:00 pm Friday at the funeral home and two hours prior to the service on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, Carol requested donations be made to the historic Paramount Theater in Anderson, IN.