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Mary "Jeri" Renkes

May 30, 1922 March 5, 2022
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MARY “JERI” RENKES, 99, of Resthave Home, Morrison, IL died Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Resthave.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Morrison, IL with Rev. Father Slawomir Zimodro officiating. A memorial visitation will precede the service, starting at 10:00 a.m. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison at a later date. A memorial to St. Mary’s Catholic Church has been established.

Jeri was born May 30, 1922, in Tampico, IL to Francis Edward and Helen Alice (Brophy) Kelly. She was educated in the Tampico Grade School and was a graduate of Tampico High School. Jeri served in the U.S. Navy Waves during WWII. On December 6, 1946 she married Henry J. Renkes in Morrison, he died on February 27,1973. Jeri was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she taught religion class and served as a prayer chain member and on the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member of the Morrison VFW Auxiliary and served as a Cub Scout Leader. Jeri enjoyed reading, cooking and golfing.

Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca (Tim) Reilly of Cincinnati, OH; two sons, John “Rocky” (Jane) Renkes of Rock Falls, IL and Patrick Renkes of Lansing, MI; one daughter-in-law, Pamela (Lee) Daniels of New Buffalo, MI; ten grandchildren, Patrick (Becca) Reilly, Mary (Patrick) Newton, Will Reilly, Anne (Matt) Welter, Julia (Mark) Sonnichsen, Tom (Aimee) Renkes, Marc Renkes, Reilly Renkes, Wyatt Renkes, Christina (Dave) Hamilton; twelve great grandchildren, Franklin and Owen Reilly, Rory, Oliver and Eliza Newton, Armando and Max Valerio, Rosalindh, Bob and Tara Renkes, Ryan and Layne Renkes; two sisters, Margaret “Peggy” Foreman and Rita (Burt) Seaman both of Morrison, IL; a sister-in-law, Janice Kelly of Morrison, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Robert J. Renkes; two sisters, Helen Millerschone and Marlene “Molly” Jones; two brothers, Francis and James Kelly; three brothers-in-law, Kent Foreman, Kenneth Jones and Ken Millerschone.

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Memorial Visitation

Saturday

12

Mar

10:00 AM 3/12/2022 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

13320 Garden Plain Road
Morrison, IL 61270

St. Mary's Catholic Church
13320 Garden Plain Road Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Memorial Mass

Saturday

12

Mar

11:00 AM 3/12/2022 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

13320 Garden Plain Road
Morrison, IL 61270

St. Mary's Catholic Church
13320 Garden Plain Road 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
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