Mary Ann Stege
Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, died peacefully on Thursday, December 10, 2020.
Mary Ann was born September 9, 1933 to Aloysius and Elizabeth (nee Koettker) Book in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended Xavier High School, and married Robert Stege who predeceased her by just six days. Mary Ann and Bob were married on October 4, 1952, enjoyed more than 68 years together and were blessed with five daughters. She was an amazing seamstress, quilter, and cook in addition to bookkeeping for several businesses. Mary Ann was an excellent teacher and example to her daughters and grand-daughters of motherhood, the most important and rewarding job in her life. Mary Ann is survived by her five daughters, Betty (Sid) Huttner, Barbara (Rick) Walenius, Beverly (Bob) Menendez, Becky (Dave) Guth, and Bobbi (Chris) Bernardi; sixteen grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren, her brother Al Book, sisters-in-law Eileen Book and Gayle Book. She was predeceased by brothers Harry Book and Andy Book and sister-in-law Joan Book.
Services: Visitation and Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, December 12 at the Oratory of Ss. Gregory and Augustine (St. Luke Catholic Church, 7230 Dale Ave, Richmond Heights). Visitation at 1 pm with the Mass to follow at 1:30 pm. Burial to follow at Ss. Peter and Paul. Mass will be livestreamed at rebrand.ly/robertandmaryann. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Anonymous saysDecember 12, 2020 at 9:37 pm
Mary Ann was a beautiful lady. Sweet, kind and loving. Always had a smile. She will be missed. Sending prayers and love to all her family.
Mary Straub saysDecember 12, 2020 at 3:45 pm
I have very fond memories of Mary Ann from IHM quilters. She and the others welcomed my mom, Lory, into their group in the 1990s – & I marked the quilt tops for them for several years. Mary Ann was always warm and quick with a smile…she had such a great smile! To everyone in the Stege family – please accept my condolences.