Mary Elizabeth Schwalm Strovinsky

February 27, 1931October 16, 2011

Strovinsky, Mary Elizabeth surrounded by friends and family passed in peace on October 16, 2011 after 80 fulfilling years.

Beloved wife of the late Alex Strovinsky; Loving mother of Mick (Cindy) Strovinsky and Mary (Gary) Kane; Adored Nana of Alexson (Paul), Lindsay, Erin, Katie, Abby and Anna; Loving sister of Lyle (Sandra) Schwalm, Jarred Schwalm, and the late Jean Heinly and Joyce Koppenhaver; dear sister in law of Anna Mae Burke. A Memorial Service will be held at Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church 11645 Benham Rd. in St. Louis on Wednesday October 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Chronic Disease Fund 6900 North Dallas Parkway Suite 200 Plano, Texas 75024. Condolences may be offered through A service of Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mary Elizabeth Schwalm Strovinsky

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November 5, 2011

Lindsay Kane

November 5, 2011

We were all truly blessed to have a wonderful lady like Nana in our lives; she was gracious, lovely, and nurturing. From our childhood to her final hours reminiscing about Nana's stories always put a smile on her face and warmed our hearts.

Whenever my sisters and I were with Nana there was never a dull moment. From babysitting, to playing restaurant, and dress up when we were little to our more recent visits Nana always seemed to be the one everyone adored.

My fondest memory with Nana was during her babysitting adventures with us. Like the time my sisters and I refused to come up from the basement for lunch because we were skating. Instead of making us take the skates off Nana carried each one of us up a flight of stairs and back down after we enjoyed a grilled cheese with strawberry jelly.

We may have drove Nana crazy at times like this but looking back we all got a laugh out of the stories. I know Nana will continue to live on in each one of our hearts and we will continue to make her proud each and every day. And in the great words of Nana "I don't know anything else..."

Greta Corkhill

October 22, 2011

My memories of your mom and dad and you, Mick and Mary, go back to Canterbury Gardens in the late 50's. We were neighbors and friends there with the Brocks and Devlins and Kennetts. So many wonderful memories of fun times for all of us who had been transplanted to St. Louis area.
Always loved seeing your folks and will keep those memories forever. My deepest sympathy to all of their family.

Lisa Barttelbort

October 20, 2011

Mary was one of the nicest ladies I ever met. She was so pleasant to talk to. When we would drive her home from our family events, she would always have a story to tell us. Never boring.
We will miss her. She is in our hearts and prayers. May the memories help comfort you in this difficult time.

Blessings, Michael & Lisa Barttelbort

Ray McCoy

October 20, 2011

Mary & Gary, we send our deepest, heartfelt condolenences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Ray McCoy and the staff of Materials Management @ BWMC.

The Calahans

October 20, 2011

We are so glad we got to meet Nana during the wedding festivities. She was a kind, gentle, and funny lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

October 19, 2011

We are so sorry for the loss of Nana. Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire family. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time. Nana was a wonderful lady and will truly be missed! She will live in our hearts forever.
All our love, Tom & Carol Kane

Beverly Bland

October 19, 2011

My deepest condolences for your loss. May God comfort you during this time.

October 19, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Clare Pennington

October 19, 2011

Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family.
Vikky and Bill Bates (Baltimore, MD)