Mary I. Platner Schnell Leget, 80, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 26, 2017.
A celebration of Mary's life will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 2 to 4 P.M. at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Mary Irene Platner was born on May 15, 1937 in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, to Glenn and Marie (Stoneking) Platner. She grew up on a farm in Marion, Iowa and was a 1955 graduate of Marion High School. She married Russell E. "Gene" Leget in 1974 in Galena, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 4, 1998.
Mary had worked as a bookkeeper at Penrose Hardware Store and more recently at Stickley Electric in Maquoketa for many years.
Mary enjoyed gardening, canning, listening to music, and being with nature. She especially cherished time with her family and friends. Mary's fun-loving spirit and kindness will be greatly missed.
Those left to honor Mary's memory include her children, Rogene Ann Schnell of Vadnais Heights, MN, and Craig Allen (DiAnna) Schnell of Excelsior Springs, MO; a brother Allen Platner of Marion, IA; a sister Glenna Whitmarsh of TX; 2 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 1 step-great-grandchild; and best friend, John Stockel of Lancaster, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Russell E. "Gene" Leget, a son William "Bill" Schnell, sisters Pauline and Harriet, and infant brother Glenn Wayne.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Just heard of Mary's passing and m extremely sad. We were high school friends and I spent time at her farm and tried to learn to milk cows. How she laughed when I told her I was sure I was hurting the cow. She was a sweet gir who held her youthful looks much longer than her class mates. Condolences to her familily. Diane Darragh Stone
Mary was a hostess at Squiers Manor Bed & Breakfast for a few years after retirement from Stickley Electric. She had such an wonderful smile and a gentle and gracious attitude to life in general. She was such a pleasure to be around. Guests loved her and so did Virl and I. Sending prayers and blessings to her family and friends. Rest in peace Mary
We've known Mary for quite a few years. Shocked to hear of her passing. Always had great talks and laughs when we ran into one another. Her son was actually in my class in school. She'll definitely be missed. Our condolences to her family.
Sad to loose another classmate. Condolences from Marion High School class of l955.
Bob & Sherry (Wilkinson) Murray
What a precious lady! She was always so sweet and I'm assured that she is enjoying a new perfect body in her final home with the Lord! Sending prayers for her loved ones.
We will miss her smile and our conversations when ever we would meet while shopping. Rest in peace dear Mary.
Mary was a very special friend to my mother, Phyllis Simonin. Mom and I send our thoughts and prayers to those Mary leaves behind.
Mary was our neighbor for three years and my then 5 year old Makayla and her struck up a friendship that followed on after we moved. She shared her knowledge of plants and her baby rabbits with her and also helped her plant a jack in the pulp, they always lit up when they seen each other and we are all saddened by her passing. Prayers with her family from our family, and a special prayer from Makayla Kelsey
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