Mary Rettinghouse

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Mary Jean Rettinghouse, nee Reno, 85, of rural Waterloo, IL, born April 2, 1938, in O’Fallon, IL, died Monday, October 9, 2023, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Mary was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Hecker, IL. She was involved in the St. Augustine Women’s Sodality and the church choir. She was a member of TOPS and an avid walker. Mary was an amazing mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Flora, nee Rasp, Reno; eight brothers and sisters, Virginia Biver, Leona Kurtz, Ardell Reno, twins, Melvin Reno and Marvin Reno, Florine Whobery, Ralph Reno, and her twin sister, Anne Reno.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Erwin Rettinghouse, whom she married on June 30, 1959; three daughters, Ann (Ben) Lilleberg, Lura (Ken Holshouser) Rettinghouse, and Valerie McFarland; a son, Randy (Cheri Greer) Rettinghouse; five grandchildren, Katie (Tony) Mulholland, Jason (Kaitlyn) Rettinghouse, Brendan (Nahal) McFarland, Cody Rettinghouse, and Jordan (Corinne) McFarland; four great-grandchildren, Brayden and Khloe Mulholland, and Gavin and Nora Jean Rettinghouse; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Hecker, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Il.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 13, 2023, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Hecker, IL, with Msgr. William Hitpas officiating.

Burial will be at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Cemetery, Hecker, IL.

 

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17 Comments on Mary Rettinghouse

Barb Hohlt said : Guest Report Oct 16, 2023 at 2:19 PM

Val and family Deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom Green bean take care Barb

  • Belleville
  • Il
Alice Benner said : Guest Report Oct 13, 2023 at 3:43 PM

Erwin, so sorry to read of Mary's passing and that I missed it in time to be there. Strange that I was thinking of her and was going to call her this evening.Prayers for you and all the family.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Mary said : Guest Report Oct 13, 2023 at 7:45 AM

Erv and Family. So sorry for your loss Mary was such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God's blessings guide you through your difficult days

  • Lively Grove
  • IL
Suang said : Guest Report Oct 12, 2023 at 11:46 AM

Sorry for your loss. I wish you all peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love.

  • Kansas
  • KS
Heather Van Gronigen said : Guest Report Oct 12, 2023 at 11:31 AM

Lura, please know we are thinking of you and sending love and prayers to you and your family.

  • Weeki Wachee
  • Florida
Dominic said : Guest Report Oct 12, 2023 at 11:03 AM

I'm sorry for your loss Lura, may the Holy Spirit strengthen you and your family and carry your mother to the Father.

  • Lenexa
  • KS
Janet Carden said : Guest Report Oct 12, 2023 at 5:04 AM

Lura, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. Sending Prayers for you and your family.

  • Hampstead
  • NC
Maria Garcia said : Guest Report Oct 11, 2023 at 4:15 PM

May the peace of the angels be with your family at this time of loss.

  • Berwyn
  • IL
Barbara and John Sahrhage said : Guest Report Oct 11, 2023 at 3:44 PM

Erwin and family. Sorry for your loss of Mary I know she will be greatly missed. I knew her through TOPS and she was a very sweet lady and always had a smile.

  • Baldwin
  • Illinois
Mark Forcade said : Guest Report Oct 11, 2023 at 12:36 PM

Erwin, Ann, Lura,Randiy,Valerie & Family’s. I was very sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was a very sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please except my sympathy. Sincerely, Mark

  • Smithton
  • Il
cindy.broker@yahoo.com said : Guest Report Oct 11, 2023 at 11:06 AM

May the memories carry you through this difficult time. Blessings, Cindy

  • Dallas
  • Texas
Marcia Owens said : Guest Report Oct 11, 2023 at 11:06 AM

Dear Lura: So sorry to hear about the death of your dear Mother. I hope knowing she will forever be watching over you, will bring you comfort and peace. Hugs!

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Gwen Himbury said : Guest Report Oct 11, 2023 at 9:42 AM

Val, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss, I know how much she means to you and your family. My prayers are with you all. Love you!

  • North Richland Hills
  • TX
Kay Rist said : Guest Report Oct 11, 2023 at 7:58 AM

We are sorry for your family's loss. Mary always showed such kindness to others. May she be at peace at God's side. Kay& Gary Rist and Dorothy Christiansen

  • Hecker
  • IL
Millie Koudelka said : Guest Report Oct 11, 2023 at 12:13 AM

Mary was the sweetest ever. Prayers for your family 🙏🙏🙏❤️

  • Millstadt
  • Il
KMac said : Guest Report Oct 10, 2023 at 3:31 PM

Mary was an absolutely wonderful person…always a smile and a kind word for someone. I’ll always remember the great times we all had hanging out at the boys games growing up…always a class act! Condolences to Erv, Val, BK, JMac and the whole family. Mary created so many wonderful memories for her loved ones. Always a true Saint on earth now up where she belongs in Heaven. God Bless!❤️❤️ Her legacy of love and caring will live on forever!

  • Waterloo
  • Il
Marlene Herrmann said : Guest Report Oct 10, 2023 at 3:29 PM

Sorry Val for your loss. We enjoyed visiting with them at those grandkids games. Sweet lady that will be missed by her family.

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois

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