Mary E. Stewart, 98, of San Saba passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Mary was born December 14, 1913 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Horace and Kate Smith. Mary was an avid reader and loved to write. She wrote poems and stories for old and young alike. At the age of 8, she had a job writing stories for her uncle for which he paid her 5 cents a story. On October 5, 1946 she married Alvin Stewart in San Antonio, Texas. Mary was a member of many organizations. Some were: Texas Federation of Women’s Club, Texas Water Utilities Association, International Society of Poets, San Saba Study Club, Live Oak Home Demonstration Club among any others. She has had poems published in the local paper and several anthologies. She was quoted as saying a: “To me, poetry is the inspiration, is the soul, and music is its voice. Sometimes a view, a situation, an incident, a person will sing a poem into my mind.”When she and her husband moved to San Saba, they raised turkeys and ranched on their land in McMillin community. They were early breeders of the Santa Gertrudis Cattle. She was also known for her business, Walking S Leather Crafts, which she displayed at rodeos, youth fairs, and stock shows around the area and were in much demand. She served as secretary for the North San Saba Water Board for many years. She was a woman of many talents and will be missed by many.Survivors include her sister, Nellie Kate Beal, and numerous nieces and nephews.Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother and two sisters.Bro. Bruce Craig of the Church of the Open Door officiated the service.Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the San Saba volunteer fire department.Services were under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home.