Harold J. Renner

Thursday, October 24, 2002

Born 1-15-1909 -- Died 10-14-2002

Harold J. Renner, 93, of Hardy, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at the white River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Jan. 15, 1909, in Lebanon, Ill., the son of Bert H. Renner and Dora (Wilson) Renner. He was a graduate of Blackburn College in Carlinville, Ill.; the Illinois State University in Normal, Ill.; and the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill. He was an elementary school teacher for a country school in central Illinois for many years. He was also an elementary school principal in Gillespie, Beardstown, and Bellwood, Ill.; He taught airplane mechanics in the Army Air Corp at Biloxi and Gulfport, Miss. during World War II. His last eight years before retirement were spent as Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Bellwood, Ill. He was married to Elva Feldman Dec. 25, 1941 in Springfield, Ill. He retired and moved to the Hardy area in 1973. He was active in the Kiwanis Club, the Dogwood Campers, and the First United Methodist Church in Hardy.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathryn R. McLean of Batesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elva; and son, Harold L. Renner.

Services were Oct. 18, 2002, at 10 a.m. at the Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel in Highland with Rev. Tom Rhoades officiating. Burial was in the College Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, Ill. Oct. 19, with arrangements under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland, Ark.