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Obituary: Eloise P. Renner, Columbus

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Eloise P. Renner passed away at the age of 89 on January 22, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Eloise was born in San Gabriel, California, to Homer and Lela Gillaspy Breeding. She married Wayne Renner on March 27, 1943, in Columbus.

She was a longtime member of First Christian Church where she was actively involved. She dedicated herself to her family and was a homemaker while raising her two sons. She had a love for traveling and visited many countries including The Bahamas, The Virgin Islands, The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada. Although she visited many places, her favorite trip was a cruise to Alaska.

Eloise loved playing cards, especially Bridge, and could often be found playing with her friends and neighbors. She was also an avid fan of the Indiana Pacers, especially Reggie Miller.

Eloise was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Donald Breeding, and her husband, most recently in 2003.

Survivors include her sons, Greg (Kris) Renner and Barry (Edwina) Renner, all of Columbus. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Branden (Jenn) Renner of Carmel, Leslie Renner of New York City, New York, Stefanie Renner of Indianapolis, Elizabeth Renner of Columbus, Brad (Natalie) Renner-Davis of Owensboro, Kentucky, Dustin (Cari) Renner of Columbus and Samuel Renner of Bloomington. Other survivors include her great-grandchildren, Braiden and Aubree Davis of Owensboro, Kentucky, along with her nieces, Pam (Rich) Speta of Roseburg, Oregon, and Sandy Reiswig of North Little Rock, Arkansas.

She will be sorely missed.

The funeral will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday at Myers-Reed Funeral Home on 25th Street. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

The family request that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

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