Mary Schwable

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Mary D. Schwable, nee Rogier, 96, of Belleville, IL, born June 29, 1924, in St. Jacob, IL, died Friday, April 30, 2021, at St. Paul’s Senior Community, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Schwable was a telephone operator at Scott Air Force Base before her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Virgil Schwable, whom she married on June 14, 1946, and who died on August 10, 2009; a daughter, Margaret “Peggy” Ring; a son, Thomas Schwable; her parents, Leroy and Una, nee Moser, Rogier; two brothers, Donald and David Rogier; a daughter-in-law, Mary Schwable; and two grandchildren, Stacie Sessions and Jesse Ring.

Surviving are a son, John Schwable of Belleville, IL;
three daughters, Lisa Malmquist (John Grandstrand) of Lindstrom, MN, Susan (John) Browne of Sarasota, FL, and Sarah (John) Lloyd of Columbia, IL;
eight grandchildren;
20 great-grandchildren;
and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Private family services were held.


3 Comments on Mary Schwable

Mark and Lee Ann Bush (Gagen) said : Guest Report May 11, 2021 at 4:47 AM

Too the Schwable Family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the death of your mother Mary. I remember when your mom and dad and you guys lived across the street from us on South Park. Your mom and were very sweet people. They were always nice to the Gagen kids and my mom and dad enjoyed the friendship that developed until you guys moved. We were very lucky to have met your mom and dad. Again my husband Mark and I will keep all of you in our prayers as you move through this sad time.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
ALLEN WIGGINS NARFE CHAP 1019 said : Guest Report May 02, 2021 at 12:52 PM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Dianne Holtman said : Guest Report May 02, 2021 at 6:41 AM

Dear John and family, I was very sorry to hear about your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Dianne Holtman

  • Smithton
  • IL

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