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Mary Ellen Saumier Obituary

Mary Ellen   Saumier
Mary Ellen Saumier

October 13, 1936 - January 9, 2020
Born in Saginaw, Michigan
Resided in Carrollton, Michigan
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Mary Ellen Saumier of Carrollton, Michigan

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at HealthSource of Saginaw. She was 83 years old. Mary Ellen Kreager was born on October 13, 1936, in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late Herman A. and Ellen (Buckley) Kreager. She was a proud 1954 graduate of Hemlock High School. Following graduation, Mary worked for Annie’s Restaurant as a server and Arlan’s Restaurant as a manager. She later began working as a cashier in the cafeteria at St. Luke’s Hospital; retiring after over 20 years of service. Mary married the love of her life, Ronald Saumier on September 26, 1970; he survives her. She was a lifetime and faithful member of St. John Paul II Parish, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, and a member of the St. Anne Altar Society. Mary loved the Holy Mother and felt the love and strength of reciting the rosary daily. She and her daughter, Connie, recited the rosary, holding it together on the morning of her passing. Mary enjoyed playing Bingo and going to the casino in Mt. Pleasant. She also enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers. Mary’s favorite sitcom was “Everybody Loves Raymond” and she loved her stuffed dog, Brownie. While at HealthSource, Mary actively participated in many crafts, gatherings, events, and attended church services with her husband, Ron, and her daughter, Connie. Above all, she loved spending time with her family. Mary will forever be remembered for her love to her husband and for being a kind, loving and caring mother and grandmother.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the staff at HealthSource of Saginaw for all the love and care they provided to Mary and to all the friends she made over the years.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Ronald Saumier; children: Connie (O’Keefe) Barst and her husband, Randy; Christine (O’Keefe) Koch; Ricky Jacobs, Mike Jacobs; 6 grandchildren: Jeremy (Whitney) O’Keefe’ Zachary Palmreuter; Faith Appleton; John Jacobs; Jeff Jacobs; Lisa Jacobs; several great-grandchildren; brother, Harold (Mary Jo) Kreager; sister-in-law, Lois Kreager. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

She was reunited in heaven with her daughter, Kathy Jacobs; two brothers: Wayne Kreager; Dick Kreager.

A Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at St. John Paul II Parish, St. Josaphat Catholic Church, 469 Shattuck Road. Rev. Fr. Matthew Federico will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mary will lie in state at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. John Paul II Parish or HealthSource of Saginaw.

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Visitation
W. L. Case and Company, Mackinaw Road Chapel
4480 Mackinaw Road
Saginaw, MI US 48603
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Visitation
St. John Paul II Parish, St. Josaphat Catholic Church
469 Shattuck Road
Saginaw, MI US 48604
Thursday, January 16, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Service
St. John Paul II Parish, St. Josaphat Catholic Church
469 Shattuck Road
Saginaw, MI US 48604
Thursday, January 16, 2020
11:00 AM