Helen A. Renner, 98, Ireland

helen-rennerHelen A. Renner, 98, of Ireland, died Saturday (October 15) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. She was born in Ireland July 12, 1918, to William and Rosa (Goeppner) Schmitt. She married Martin Renner June 1, 1937, at Our Lady of the Springs Church in French Lick. He died August 23, 1988.

Helen was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland and its St. Anne’s Society, and the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed telling stories, working with flowers, and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three sisters, Geneva Jaent, Lorena Hurst, and Alice Dittleburger and two brothers, Silas Schmitt, who died in infancy, and Raphael Schmitt.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church, or to a favorite charity. Online Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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