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Marcie Jan Taghon Snyder, 51, October 2, 2019, Colona, Henry County, Illinois

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

Marcie Snyder was 51 when her life abruptly ended in her home at 1140 Oak Drive in Colona, Illinois. A call came in to police at her residence regarding a domestic disturbance. When police arrived, they found Marcie deceased. Her boyfriend Steven L Scott, 56 who also lived in the residence, there at the time was arrested at the scene.

ARREST According to reports the State Attorney’s Office alleges that Scott had a verbal altercation with her which turned in to a physical one. Scott grabbed a knife, cut across her throat, created three more injuries to Marcie’s body and stood over her watching her take her last breaths.

It seems as though Scott was having financial issues according to court records, including a bankruptcy filing August 2019, and writing bad checks in the past on a felony level. Scott moved in according to records in 2013.


Scott was charged on two counts of murder and faced trial at the Henry County Courthouse on 307 W Center Street in Cambridge, Illinois where on August 10, 2021 he was found guilty and sentenced (on a plea deal) to 35 years. Scott will have to serve one hundred percent of his sentence.

All six of Marcie's siblings spoke in the court on her behalf. We hope this will bring Marcie's family some peace, knowing their efforts and suffering through the court period has ensured that Scott will never hurt another.

Rest in peace Marcie.

OBITUARY Marcie J. (Taghon) Snyder                         December 18, 1967-October 2, 2019 COLONA-Marcie J. (Taghon) Snyder, 51, of Colona, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10am Monday, October 7, 2019 at Christ the King Church, Moline. Visitation will be 1-3pm Sunday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111-1st St A, Moline. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to GiGi's Playhouse of the Quad Cities. Marcie was born December 18, 1967 in Moline, the daughter of Albert H. and Evelyn L. (Stanlake) Taghon. Marcie was a committed worker at Cardiovascular Medicine, Moline. She was an avid New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers fan, enjoyed traveling, home remodeling, going to concerts and spending time with family, friends and neighbors. Survivors include her mother, Evelyn Taghon, Moline; sisters, Nancy (Cliff) Fitzsimmons, Burke, VA, Diane (Mike) Nemerguth, Spanish Lake, MO, Lisa (Mike) Cummings, Moline, Kristin Taghon (Craig Gunby), Barrington Hills, IL and Julie (Tim) Suter, DeKalb, IL; brothers, Steve (Cindy) Taghon, East Moline, Mike (Sandy) Taghon, East Moline and Mark (Dawn) Taghon, Bettendorf; 17 nieces and nephews; 1 great niece and 7 great nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Albert. Condolences may be left at

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