Mary Ann Flotron, age 87, peacefully passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Born to John Leo and Nonie Whalen, on April 3, 1931, Mary was raised in Saint Louis, MO and graduated from Rosati Kain High School. She was predeceased by her loving husband, James William Flotron, her mother and father, brothers and sisters: Thomas J. Whalen and wife Eleanor Holm Whalen, John Leo Jr and wife Dorothy Whalen, Michael J Whalen and wife Theresa Whalen and Ray Phelps and Margaret (Whalen) Phelps. Mary is survived by her only daughter, Nora McDonald Scheidt, and granddaughter, Shannon Scheidt. She will be missed by her daughter, granddaughter, beloved nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.
Mary was a progressive woman in Missouri politics following her mother’s footsteps (literally). Her passion for politics started at a young age campaigning door-to-door with her mother, Nonie. To say the least, politics was in her blood. After loyally serving Governor Joseph Teasdale as his Executive Administrator, where she was fondly referred to as “Deputy Governor” amongst her colleagues, Mary went on to assume Directorship of the newly formed Victim Witness Program in the City of Saint Louis. During her time with the City she developed the program for Parents of Murdered Children sponsoring the first meetings in her own basement. She enjoyed as many years happily retired as she enjoyed in her wonderfully successful career; spending many of her later years cooking and volunteering for the hungry and homeless.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Mary touched are invited to the funeral mass, which will be held Saturday February 16th, 2019 at Ascension Catholic Church of Chesterfield. Mass will be at 11am to be followed by a Celebration of Life.