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11/26/2012 11:30:00 AM
Mary Schroeder
Mary Schroeder
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Mary Schroeder

Mary Teresa Schroeder, 57, of Mascoutah died Nov. 22, 2012, in Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Cookeville, Tenn.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Holy Childhood Catholic Church, Mascoutah with Monsignor Jerome Hartlein and the Rev. Hugh Fitz officiating. Burial will follow at Mascoutah City Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Thursday in Moll Funeral Home, Mascoutah.

Mrs. Schroeder was born Dec. 2, 1954, in La Salle. She married Kent Schroeder on Sept. 27, 1980, in Holy Rosary Church, La Salle.

Mary was an attorney for Schroeder and Schroeder Law Firm in Mascoutah for 32 years. During her years of service, Mary took a particular pride in ensuring the well-being of all her clients. She graduated in 1972 from La Salle-Peru Township High School. She graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island where she majored in history. She was in the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1980. She was a member of Holy Childhood Catholic Church, Holy Childhood Church Board, Mascoutah Lioness Club; Main Street Mascoutah and Mascoutah Chamber of Commerce. Serving all these organizations, Mary held many official capacities.

Surviving are her husband; two sons, Matthew (Jiyeon) Schroeder of Cheongju, South Korea and Gregory J. Schroeder of Milwaukee, Wis.; one granddaughter, Hana Schroeder; her mother, Secondena (Vallero) Balestri of La Salle; three brothers, John (Maria) Balestri and William (Margaret) Balestri, both of La Salle, and Charles Balestri of Princeton, N.J.; mother-in-law, Pat Schroeder of Mascoutah; sister-in-law, Kay Connolly of Mascoutah; nieces and nephews, Alisa Clancy, Cristina Murray, Nick Balestri, Michael Balestri, Mark Balestri, Luke Balestri, Gina Balestri, Leo Balestri, Carlo Balestri, Ryan Connolly and Kristin Connolly; great-nieces and great-nephews, Liam Clancy, Jake and Ryan Murray, Ava, Landon and Logan Balestri, Bradyn Balestri, Sebastian Balestri and Christopher and Timothy Connolly.

She was preceded in death by her father, Aldo J. Balestri; father-in-law, Meryl T. Schroeder; sister-in-law, Diane Balestri and bro­ther-in-law, Robert Connolly.

Memorials may be directed to Holy Childhood School or Mascoutah Lioness Tree of Hope, P.O. Box 138, Mascoutah, IL 62258 or American Cancer Society.

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