Janet L. Renbarger, 96

Janet L. Renbarger, 96, formerly of Wabash, passed away at 1:26 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at her lake home on Lake Tippecanoe.

She was born to the late Lawrence and Madge (Bannister) Blood on April 1, 1919, in Wabash.

Janet married Harold E. Renbarger on Jan. 9, 1938, he passed away in November of 2007. She was an antique dealer for more than 70 years. Janet was a member of Wabash Christian Church of Wabash.

Her passions were antiques, traveling, playing cards, and spending time with family. Janet lived a good and full life and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by son, Larry Renbarger and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth (Walters) Renbarger of Leesburg; daughters, Roberta Renbarger of Portland, Ore., Sandra (Renbarger) Lane of Fort Wayne, Nadine Renbarger of Chicago, and daughter-in-law, Lisa (Taylor) Renbarger of Walnut Creek, Calif.; eight grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, David Renbarger, two brothers, James and Ben Blood, and a sister, Ruth Dunn.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Preferred memorials are directed to Wabash County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962.

McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Posted on 2016 Feb 26