Michelle Renner

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Michelle S. Renner, nee Scandrett, 67, of Belleville, IL, born May 3, 1955, St. Albans, NY, died Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at her residence.

Michelle worked as a secretary to the assistant principal at Belleville Township High School West. Good times were spent with her book club friends. Michelle was a devoted mother who enjoyed cooking for her family, watching her sons golf, and spending time with her grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Stephen “Shorty” Renner, whom she married on June 9, 1979, and who died on August 14, 2007; and her parents, Glen and Dorothy, nee Gibbons, Scandrett; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Eileen, nee Rathke, Renner; a sister, Mary Perry, a brother-in-law, Bob Whitford; and a niece, Allison Renner.

Surviving are two sons, Christopher (Amy) Renner of Troy, IL,
and Cory Renner, of Belleville, IL;
two grandsons, Lucas and Brady Renner;
two sisters, Cheryl Wimmer and Lori Babinski, both of Swansea, IL;
a brother, Terry (Peggy) Scandrett of Irondale, MO;
her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Terry Perry, Jim (Elaine) Renner, Dan (Kathy) Renner, Kathy Renner,
Mary (Gary) Blome, and Jean (Martin) Kosydor;
numerous nieces and nephews;
and many strongly supportive personal friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or to Gateway Pet Guardians. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.


23 Comments on Michelle Renner

Cheryl Bunch-Veile said : Guest Report Dec 17, 2023 at 3:05 PM

My deepest sympathy to the family. God bless.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Anne said : Guest Report Mar 20, 2023 at 7:37 PM

Chris and Cory, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I am so glad I got to visit with her last March when I was home. I know she will be missed. My sympathies and prayers, Anne Bassler, your dad's cousin in California.

  • San Jose
  • California
Sharon Fahrner said : Guest Report Mar 11, 2023 at 10:25 AM

Dear Chris, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I just saw the obituary as I was looking for another person who had passed. She was so young to leave you all. Hope her passing was peaceful. My Mom died the day after your Mom. My Mom, Elizabeth Haake, was 98. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. God bless you all.

  • Swansea,IL
  • 62226
Michael barttelbort said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2023 at 2:36 AM

Way to young- rest in peace Michele

  • Swansea
Bonnie Gundlach said : Guest Report Feb 23, 2023 at 1:36 PM

To Chris, Cory & family—- Please know how sorry we all were to hear about Michelle. She had a heart filled with love & kindness & grace & will be missed by all who were blessed to know her. As your lives move on , we will be there holding you up in prayer. Our deepest, heartfelt sympathy, The Gundlach family

  • Shiloh
  • Il
Bill and Pat Biehl said : Guest Report Feb 23, 2023 at 5:45 AM

We were saddened to hear of Michelle's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Lyn Huelsman Ernst said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2023 at 11:57 AM

Cheryl, I am sos sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Michelle. May your family find peace in your memories of your lives together.

  • Columbia
  • Mo
Sheri Tschudin said : Guest Report Feb 19, 2023 at 9:48 PM

To the family of Michelle, I want to offer my sincere sympathy for your loss. Chris, I’ve been a friend of your Aunt Mary for many years & knew both your Mom & Dad. I always enjoyed seeing & talking to your Mom, she was so sweet. Prayers to your family.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Kathy McDade Draper said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2023 at 12:39 AM

Deepest Sympathy to Michelle's family. I too was a classmate at Academy of Notre Dame with Michelle. And also went to St Marys School in Belleville with Shorty. May God give yous the strength & direction. RIP Michelle & Happy in Heaven with Shorty

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Rita renner said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2023 at 8:19 PM

To Chris, Cory and the family of Michelle Renner — sending condolences across the miles. Cherished memories of a precious soul are with me as I pray for your peace and comfort

  • Bonita springs
  • Florida
Kathy Sliment said : Guest Report Feb 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM

Sending prayers to the family on this tremendous loss. Michelle was a quiet, classy lady who loved deeply and will be missed.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Julie Berkel said : Guest Report Feb 12, 2023 at 5:02 PM

Chris and Cory, My heartfelt condolences on your mother’s passing. I’m one of your dad’s cousins in Arizona. While I haven’t seen Michelle in many years, I’m sure she must be enjoying the reunion with Shorty in heaven. May she rest in eternal peace, and may you be comforted by many cherished memories. I will treasure the times I visited your parents when I was in Belleville. Sharing in your sorrow and holding you in my prayers, Julie

  • Scottsdale
  • AZ
Mike Schmidt said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2023 at 1:43 PM

To Chris,Cory and all of Michelle's family my deepest sympathy. We had some great times. Mike Schmidt

  • Columbia
  • Ill
Gerry (Klucker) Hobbs said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2023 at 4:47 PM

Sorry for your loss Lori n to your family. May God Bless!

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Jim and Elaine Renner said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2023 at 10:47 AM

Dear Chris and Cory, we are heartbroken by Michelle’s passing. We will hold on to all the memories of her and Shorty. I believe Heaven is the living memory of all the people we have loved. My last visit with her I got her laughing. When the visiting nurse came to give her a bath, I told the nurse to leave and I will give her the bath. Michelle rolled her eyes and said “Oh Jimmmmm “ and started laughing even in her weakened state. That look was priceless and very Michelle like. Please know you have our support and continued prayers

  • Belleville
  • IL
Luann said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2023 at 9:43 AM

Lori and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember Michelle very well and Mary also. My thoughts and prayers continue for your entire family. Hugs my friend!

  • Swansea
  • IL
Debby Hannigan said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2023 at 8:54 AM

To all of Michelle's family: I was so sad to hear of Michelle's passing. I was a classmate at Notre Dame and am so glad I was able to visit with Michelle at the reunion this past summer. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Simpsonville
  • SC
Melody Alaee said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2023 at 12:04 AM

Christopher & Corey, Please accept my Sincerest Condolences on the passing of your Mother. Prayers for comfort, guidance & strength during this difficult time. Sincerely, Melody Perry Alaee

  • Buckeye
  • AZ
skinner563@gmail.com said : Guest Report Feb 09, 2023 at 10:12 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Michelle’s passing. She was always so sweet to me at West. Cory I am so sorry! Prayers to your family

  • St Louis
  • MO
Jane (Schulte) Kinzel said : Guest Report Feb 09, 2023 at 8:13 PM

Lori, I am so sorry for the loss of Michelle. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you !

  • Smithton
  • Il
Jan Watson said : Guest Report Feb 09, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Chris, Cory and all family, My heart goes out to all of you at the loss of Michelle. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know you are all in my prayers. Sincerely, Jan Watson and Family

  • Belleville
  • IL
Valorie Bauer said : Guest Report Feb 09, 2023 at 6:52 PM

My deepest condolences Lori.

  • Carlsbad
  • CA
Jamie Benear ( Nelson) said : Guest Report Feb 09, 2023 at 6:43 PM

Lori and the Renner and Scandert family. Went to Notre Dame with Michelle. She was such a pretty girl in high school and still pretty all these years and a kind soul. I am sorry her life ended at a young age. She wi be missed but her spirit lives on in her family. Carry her forward in your 💕 hearts.

  • Bartlett
  • TN

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