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Martha "Marty" Rose Renkes

June 2, 1946 May 16, 2024
Martha "Marty" Rose Renkes
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Obituary for Martha "Marty" Rose Renkes

It is with great sadness the family of Martha (Marty) Rose share the news of her passing on May 16, 2024 at her home in St. James City, Fla., on Pine Island, surrounded by her family.


Martha was born on June 2, 1946 in Rock Island, Ill., to Mart and Emma Rose (Imel) Wilson


Following her graduation from Rock Island High School, she worked as a telecommunicator with the Illinois State Police at their Rock Island and later East Moline headquarters.


She retired from the ISP in 1999 after 29 years of dedicated service.


This July, Martha and Phil would have been retired for 25 years. Following their retirement, Martha and Phil traveled the world. They made five trips exploring Alaska via motorhome. They visited both American coasts, Hawaii and much of our great country.


Overseas, their adventures took them to Africa, Italy, Germany and Holland, the Caribbean and on European river cruises.


In 2008, they purchased their St. James City retirement home. Martha enjoyed painting. Many of those beautiful paintings decorate their home.


Martha is survived by her husband Philip, daughters Angela (Robert) Hamilton of Augusta, Ga., and Sarah Renkes of Chicago and sons Terry Ende of Morrison, Ill. and Michael Renkes of O’Fallon, Ill.


Martha will be missed by her grandchildren Jonathon (Tiffany) Hamilton, Matthew (Kate) Hamilton and Ryan Hamilton; great-grandchild Octavia Rose Taylor and her sister Sheila (Scott) Sheer of Rock Island, Ill


She was preceded in death by her parents Mart and Emma Rose Wilson and two brothers.


Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Monday followed by a funeral at 11 a.m. at the Pine Island Community Church in St James City with Pastor Michelle Browne officiating. One of her favorite songs, “The Rose” will be performed by Ed Lippencott.  Service will be available online at www.pineislandcommunitychurch.com.  It also will be archived. Lunch will follow at the church.


A second visitation will be held Wednesday, May 29 from 10-11 a.m. at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison, Ill., followed by an 11:30 a.m. grave-side service at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison, Ill.  Cremation rites have been performed.  In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the Pine Island Community Church.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

29

May

10:00 AM 5/29/2024 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/29/2024 11:00:00 AM
Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel

404 Lincolnway East
Morrison, IL 61270

Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel
404 Lincolnway East Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

29

May

11:30 AM 5/29/2024 11:30:00 AM
Grove Hill Cemetery

East High Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Grove Hill Cemetery
East High Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Grove Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

East High Street
Morrison, IL 61270

East High Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Pine Island Community Church

5320 Doug Taylor Circle
St. James City, FL 33956
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