After attending grade school at Cathedral Grade School, she graduated from Notre Dame Academy and later, she obtained her Bachelor of Psychology degree in three years from McKendree University. She worked at Stix, Baer, and Fuller, and later was a superb homemaker. She married Tom on August 25, 1973, and together they shared family life, raising three daughters. She worked several years at the Blessed Sacrament School library, and later, several years at the Belleville Public Library, where she worked in the children’s department and later the head of the genealogy department. She loved being with her family, including her ten grandchildren. Entertaining with her family was especially a joy for her. We will miss her laughter and love for all her family. How special she made us all feel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ewald and Aurelia, nee Sauzek, Rennhoff; and two brothers, Harley (Anita) Rennhoff and David Rennhoff.
Left to share memories of her are her husband of 48 years, Tom Kirby; three daughters, Kelly Adams, Emily (Rich) Graeff, and Madeline (David) Bialczak; ten grandchildren who will cherish her love, Antajuan, Keegan, and Abigail Adams, Amelia, Lilah, and Vivian Graeff, Audrey, Stella, Benjamin, and Leo Bialczak; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Rennhoff and Sheila (George) Rahme; and a brother-in-law, Gary (Lisa) Kirby. She will also be missed by several nieces, nephews, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic School or the Ronald McDonald House. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A memorial mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Clyde Grogan and Fr. Matthew Elie concelebrating.