Each year the Ballwin Days committee recognizes a senior citizen for contributing to the city and making the Ballwin community a better place. This year the Ballwin Days Committee would like to congratulate Mary Schlemeier, who was selected for the Outstanding Senior award.
Mary was nominated by several friends who she sees regularly at the Senior Center – and all of them agree that she is one special lady.
Mary and her husband, Bob, were married in September 1964, and moved to Ballwin on August 19, 1972. Bob is retired after a career with Boeing. The couple has a daughter and three sons who live in the St. Louis area. Mary loves spending time with her granddaughter and three grandsons.
Mary has served on the Ballwin Days committee since 1984. It was her idea to have a funnel cake booth at the Ballwin Days festival – and she used her very own funnel cake recipe, which was a huge success. She also was involved in the June concerts in the park for many years.
When her children were young, Mary was active at her children’s school, Woerther Elementary. She continues to be active at her church, Holy Infant. She worked at the church for six years, is currently a Eucharistic minister and offers her time singing in the Resurrection Choir. Mary and her husband are also active in the Holy Infant Senior Group, serving and making lunches.
Mary finds time once a month to help with the St. Wenceslaus Food Pantry operated by the church, and prepares and donates a casserole monthly to St. Patrick Center.
Mary says she loves living in the city of Ballwin. She especially loves staying active at The Pointe and enjoying activities at the Senior Center with her friends. She also enjoys time as a member of the Red Hat Society and loves to travel.
The city of Ballwin is proud to have Mary as a longtime resident. The Ballwin Days Committee thanks her for her years of service to the community.