Mary Renkenberger, 97

Mary Elizabeth Renkenberger, age 97, of Logansport, passed away Friday Sept. 22, 2017, in the Peabody Retirement Center of North Manchester.

She was born Jan. 26, 1920, in Goshen, to the late David W. and Ella Pha (Woods) Renkenberger.

On June 22, 1946 in the 9th Street Christian Church Parsonage she married Robert F. Renkenberger who preceded her in death on July 28, 2017.

Mary retired as a registered nurse for Rockwell International. She was a graduate of the Memorial Hospital Nursing program in South Bend,  and was appointed and executed the oath of office as a reserve nurse in the Nurse Corps of the United States Navy on April 27, 1943, and proceeded to active duty on June 22, 1943. Her revocation and appointment was effective Febr.ry 25, 1944 and served continuously during that time. She was a life member of the American Legion Post No.60 and V.F.W. Post No.3790. Mary was formerly very active in various Nursing Organizations, Veteran of Nurses Corp., National Safety Council and served on the Industrial Nurses Committee. Mary was a member of the River of Life Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, David A. (Belinda) Renkenberger, Wabash; one grandson, Jeffery (Christina) Renkenberger, Austin, Texas; one granddaughter, Christina (Melvin) Webb, Peru; one great-grandson Daymon Renkenberger, Peru; four great-granddaughters, Chole Webb, Peru, Devin Webb, Peru, Margaret Renkenberger, Austin, Texas and Audrey Renkenberger of Austin, Texas.

One brother, Donald E. Metzger, preceded in death.

Visitation and services were Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in the River of Life Christian Church with the Rev. Paula Neibert officiating. Burial with full military rites was in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.

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Posted on 2017 Sep 26