She was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, to Frank W. and Marguerite A. Gelven Keller. She and Charles E. Schlegel were united in holy matrimony Aug. 16, 1940.
Mary Frances was a member of St. Mary Cathedral. She attended St. Mary Grade School and graduated from St. Mary High School in May 1940. Life's pleasures included boating, dancing, gardening, traveling, and playing cards and all other games with family and friends.
Survivors include her loving husband; three sons, Charles E. (Mary) Schlegel Jr. of Tempe, Ariz., F. William (Cheryl) Schlegel of St. Louis, Dr. Steven C. (Becky) Schlegel of Pasco, Wash.; seven grandchildren, Rebecca (Jude) Dieterman of Kansas City, Mo., Victoria (Jeff) Henderson and Stephanie (Robert) Villegram of St. Louis, Mary (Kim) Scott of Queen Creek, Ariz., William (Chelsea) Schlegel of Houston, Texas, Scott Schlegel of New Orleans, La., Stuart Schlegel of Pasco; nine great-grandchildren, Abigail, Adam, Sara, Charles, Andrew, Michael, Jacob, Kyle and Benjamin.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Parish prayers will be at 7.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Cathedral, with the Rev. Tom Kiefer as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Grade School and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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