Vera E. Snow, 97, of New Milford, died Nov. 18 at Village Crest Center for Health & Rehabilitation in New Milford. She was the widow of Roger M. Snow.

Mrs. Snow was born July 22, 1915, in Mars Hill, Maine, daughter of the late Percy and Lillian Coustan Craig.

She was captain of her high school basketball team.

Mrs. Snow played her father's handmade violin on the radio, as well as a guitar, and sang. She made a record, "If My Song Was Too Long," and wrote songs and stories. She wrote a hardcover children's book that was illustrated in colorful hand-drawn pictures by her niece, Margaret Whyte, of Rhode Island.

Mrs. Snow wrote submissions for newspapers, including Maine newspapers, the News Times, the New Milford Times and the Greater New Milford Spectrum.

She was mother to four children by her first marriage, which ended in divorce, to Herman Killcollins, and mother to four children by her second marriage to Roger Snow.

Mrs. Snow is survived by a son, Herman G. Killcollins Jr., of Tennessee; four daughters, Virginia Petugelo, of Madison, Maine; Dixie Patterson, of Orlando, Fla.; Dawna Ross, of Torrington; and Cindy Snow, of Wassaic, N.Y.; 32 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service will take place at the convenience of the family.

The Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford is in charge of arrangements.