Obituary – Mary F. Schlegel

Mary F. Schlegel, 84 years, of Columbia, Ill., passed away on December 12, 2020, at Mercy Hospital South, St. Louis, Mo. She was born July 15, 1936, in Licking, Mo., daughter of the late Peter and Susan, nee Rennick, Robertson. She was married to the late Robert F. Schlegel. They were married March 8, 1955, in Salem, Mo. He had passed away November 15, 2017.

Mary loved baseball and was a great fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, and a friend of Bill. She enjoyed the outdoors, raising flowers, gardening, long walks and drives.

Surviving are her son, Robert S. (Barbara) Schlegel of Waterloo, Ill.; daughter, Cheri L. (James) Flynn of Columbia, Ill.; brothers, John Robertson of Licking and Roy Robertson of Licking; grandchildren, Robert W. Schlegel, Austin Flynn and Shanna (Tafton) Earls; great-grandchildren, Braxton, Braitton and Brooklyn Earls; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; along with other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 18, 2020, at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery, Columbia, Ill.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to: Bethany United Methodist Church, 1608 Hilltop Road, Columbia, IL, 62236. For more information, please access our website, www.leesmanfuneralhome.com. Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia, Ill. handled arrangements.

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