Elnor was a military wife who raised her family across the United States until they settled in Belleville, Illinois. She will be remembered for the love she had for her family and all animals.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Michael” Theiss; her parents, John and Anna Hacker; her brothers and sisters, Julius, Alvin, Leonard, Anita, and Dorothy; and her beloved dog, Fritzy.
Surviving are her children, Karen Dinney, Kim (Steve) Dammerich, Michael Theiss, and Kelly Carron, all of Belleville, IL; seven grandchildren, Lisa (Christopher) Rolen of Red Bud, IL, Carla (Terry) Gibson of Belleville, IL, Michael Dinney (Pamala Juenger) of Belleville, IL, Karrie Dinney (Paul Ginther) of Belleville, IL, Amanda (Michael DeBoer) Dammerich of O’Fallon, IL, Matthew Knepper of Clarksville, TN, and Jennifer (Matthew “Reid”) McClain, of Mascoutah, IL; five great-grandchildren, Tyler Gibson, Chase Gibson, Cole Schneider, Connor Schneider, and Eli Knepper.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to BJC Hospice or to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Per Elnor’s wishes, private cremation services were held and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.