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Mary Ann (Stefek) Strmiska peacefully was called to her eternal life in heaven on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at her residence in Taylor, Texas in the company of her loyal Shih-tzu 'Sophie'.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at the Condra Funeral Home in Taylor, Texas. Celebration of Mass will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylor, Texas. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Taylor, Texas where Mary will be laid to rest alongside her husband of over 50 years, Jerry Matthew Strmiska.
Mary Ann was born on September 17, 1936 to Joe and Mary Knapek Stefek in Granger, Texas. On September 25, 1955 she wed Jerry Matthew Strmiska by Monsignor Ben Mazwickiewiz, relocated to Taylor, Texas in 1955 where together they raised three children - Betty Ann (Strmiska) Naivar, Linda Marie Strmiska and Jason Jerome Strmiska.
Mary Ann was a hardworking, respectable woman who while raising three children worked alongside her husband and later for [the] Taylor Bedding Company. An avid Polka dancer who would "spin until her heart's content," Mary Ann enjoyed dancing, gardening and laughing. She was a member of the K.J.T. lodge and St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Mary Ann was preceded in death her parents, her husband Jerry, her sister Lilian and her five brothers Jim, Joe, Victor, Emil and Bill.
She is survived by her daughters Betty Ann Naivar (& husband James) of Taylor, Texas, and Linda Strmiska of Smiley, Texas and her son Jason Strmiska (& partner Stuart) of Chicago, Illinois, Grandsons Brandon Naivar (& wife Tammy) of Taylor, Texas, Dustin Naivar (& wife Kristen) of Taylor, Texas and Jackson Strmiska-Nemerov of Chicago, Illinois. Great-granddaughter Brooklyn Naivar of Taylor, Texas. Brothers John Stefek (& wife Cecilia), Raymond Stefek (& wife Helen), George Stefek (& wife Dorothy) and Sister-in-law Martha Stefek.
Visitation will be held on Saturday July 9, 2016 from 6pm-8pm at Condra Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Sunday July 10, 2016 at 2pm with burial to follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jason Strmiska, James Naivar, Brandon Naivar, Dustin Naivar, Nephews Chris Stefek and Larry Stefek.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic School Trust Fund.


Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.