Barbara A. Renner

Friday, March 11, 2016

Barbara A. Renner, 82, Goshen, passed away Thursday evening, March 10, 2016 at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

She was born Sept. 5, 1933 in Shipshewana to Noah and Lovina (Miller) Hochstetler.

On June 28, 1952 she married Lawrence E. Renner. He died Oct. 27, 2005.

Survivors include a daughter, Vickie L. Richardson, and a son, Robert C. (Brenda) Renner, both of Goshen; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Fern Neff, New Paris; and two brothers, Omer (Nancy) Hochstetler, Middlebury, and Jake (Jan) Hochstetler, Elkhart.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; six sisters, Katie, Vicki, Shirley, Margaret, Martha and Amanda; four brothers, Howard, Floyd, Pete and Harry; and a great-grandson, Zachary Bontrager.

A longtime Goshen area resident, Mrs. Renner was primarily a pastor's wife.

She ministered alongside her husband at the Immanuel Baptist Church, Greencastle, First Baptist Church of Sauk Village, Ill., and First Baptist Church, Goshen, where she was a member. Her spiritual gifts included encouragement and service to others.

She worked in production at Sun Metal and following retirement, at Chore-Time Brock.

Friends may call Monday, March 14 from 5-7 p.m. A Tuesday funeral service will be conducted at First Baptist Church, Goshen, starting at 1 p.m.

Burial will follow in New Paris Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church for the Grenada Mission Trip.

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