Leslie, Mary R. (Schneider), Saginaw, Michigan

Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother died Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at The Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 93 years. The daughter of the late Anthony and Susan (Ernic) Loviska, Mary was the 8th of 12 children and born on February 2, 1917 in Wheeler, Michigan. She was married to Leo R. Schneider in 1939. He predeceased her in 1963. She was then married to Walter F. Leslie in 1967. He predeceased her in 2001. Mary was employed as a bookkeeper for The Catholic Weekly. She was a devoted Catholic, member of St. Stephen Catholic Church and prayed the Rosary daily. Surviving are two daughter and two sons, Dick and Sandy Schneider, Sue and Miles Purcell, Jim and Kellie Schneider, Joan and Karl Hershey; three step-children, Dick and Karen Leslie, Larry and Mary Ann Leslie, Diane and George Kross; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary was predeceased in death by her infant daughter, Kathleen Schneider; her grandson, John Purcell and 11 brothers and sisters, Frank, Margaret, Ann, Tony, Mike, Joe, Steve, John, George, Walt and Jim. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2011 at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. James Heller will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. Stephen Catholic Church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Stephen Catholic Church or The Cartwright Hospice Residence. www.snowfuneralhome.net