Judy Trentman

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Judy J. Trentman, nee Johnson, 78, of Belleville, IL, born October 14, 1940, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, November 8, 2018, at her residence.

Mrs. Trentman was an active member of the Belleville Area Foster Parents. She was a great support to her husband Gary who was a co-owner of Gary’s Restaurant in Freeburg, IL.

Judy was preceded in death by her husband of 21 years, Gary L. Trentman, whom she married on March 17, 1993, and who died on September 3, 2014; her parents, Paul E. and Verna, nee Higgins, Johnson; and a sister, Jeannie Gouard of Las Vegas, NV.

Surviving two daughters, Cammie L. (Kevin) Briggs of Ely, NV, and Cindy A. (Darrell) Fosco of Round Lake Beach, IL;
three step-sons, Eric (Shannon) Trentman of Freeburg, IL, Glenn Trentman of Belleville, IL, and Duane (Marty) McCarthy of Belleville, IL; a step-daughter, LynEtta Dori of Belleville, IL; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joy Gould of Belleville, IL, and Jo Ann Bane of Campbellsburg, IN; numerous nieces, nephews and foster children.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Clair County CASA, 1801 North Belt West, Belleville, IL  62226.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 12 p.m to 3 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Private burial will be held.



2 Comments on Judy Trentman

Petra Osborn said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2018 at 2:05 PM

I am so sorry I may not be able to attend her visitation today due to my work schedule. I truly am greatful for her involvement in the lives of my brothers. She embraced two young boys that lost almost everything and now are two young men with futures that included titles of husband, father, uncle, grandfather, employee, friend. I know I told you before but once again: Thank you Judy Trentman, you have my sincere gratitude.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Petra Osborn & Family said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2018 at 1:56 PM

To the Trentman Family and the Fischer Family we wish to express our deepest sympathies upon hearing of the unexpected passing of Judy. She was a memorable woman who always smiled and had a kind word to say whenever we crossed paths. I now understand how difficult it must of been for her since Gary passed. I'm glad she had family to rely on to sustain her as she moved forward. Now she rests in the next realm with those she loved and had to make the journey before her. She and Gary were extraordinary individuals who fostered children who unwillingly found themselves without guidance, stability and love. When the children they cared for remember them fondly and live proper, productive lives by being kind, compassionate, trustworthy, loving adults to those around them it honors the memory of Judy and Gary. It leaves a legacy that changes the world for the better. Though your hearts hurt intensely remember her courage and compassion and share the miracle of how wonderful your life are because someone loved you enough to steer you in the direction of achievable possibilities. Remember to stay connected to each other and gather together because as you do you keep them both alive through the stories and memories you pass on to your children. That's immortality.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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