HANNA CITY — Grace Anita (Hull) Renner, 89, of Hanna City passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Peoria.
Grace was born June 29, 1925, in Tiskilwa to Abby Jane (Anthony) and Floyd Hull, the only one of triplets to survive. She graduated from Sheffield Consolidated High School in 1943 and married Clifford Leroy Renner on July 22, 1945, in Sheffield. He preceded her in death in 2004.
Grace is survived by daughter Diana (Dennis) Roberts of Lancaster, Pa., son Robert (Denise) Renner of Chillicothe, son Richard (Margy) Renner of Canton, daughter Debra (Michael) Threw of Trivoli and son Mark (Melanie Vega) Renner of Houma, La. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, David Roberts, Mitchell Renner, Marshall Threw, Amanda Renner, Spencer Threw, Kaylee Renner and Mackenzie Renner; two great-grandchildren, Alexandra Holler and John Holler; and one sister, Patricia Wheelock.
Two grandchildren, Amy Holler and Brady Threw, preceded her in death along with four sisters, Ruthie, Harriett, Betty and Peggy, and three brothers, Francis, Floyd Jr. and Ronald.
Grace was a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church, Farmington Tri-County Senior Center and the American Legion Auxiliary. Being a devoted mother and homemaker was always a source of pride for Grace. She also managed Grace’s Daycare in her home in Farmington, where many children received her love and guidance. Grace enjoyed family gatherings, playing cards and games, puzzles, old movies, keeping up to date with family and friends on Facebook, and she was an avid Cubs fan.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Adler and the staff of Unity Point Methodist Hospital, 7 Crescent, for the excellent attention and support given to our mom. Special thanks, also, to “Grace’s Girls” — Marcy, Tammy, and Terry — for your tender loving care.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at the Farmington United Methodist Church with visitation two hours before. The Rev. Jessica Baldyga will officiate. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in the Sheffield Cemetery, Sheffield.
Memorial donations may be made to the Farmington United Methodist Church.
The Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington is in charge of arrangements. To view Grace’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences to the family please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.
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