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Obituary: Myron Keith Renner, Columbus

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(Myron) Keith Renner, 84, of Columbus, passed away suddenly Thursday morning, February 13, 2014. He was born June 24, 1929, on his family farm near Taylorsville, IN, the son of Ira and Grace Smith Renner, and lived in and around Columbus his entire life.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sharon, who passed away last September. After 55 years of marriage, God didn’t want them to miss a Valentine’s Day together.

Keith was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War years. He was a Master Mason and a member of the St. John’s Masonic Lodge in Columbus. He was retired founder/owner of Renner Motors and was past president of Indiana Automobile Dealers Association. He was a longtime member of  First Christian Church of Columbus.

A devoted and loving family man, Keith was at his happiest when surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was blessed with a lifetime of close friends and he had earned the respect of many by his integrity and humble nature.

Surviving him are his sons,David Renner of Denver, North Carolina, and Jeff Renner of Columbus; and his daughter, Lisa Hurley of Columbus. Also surviving him are his grandchildren, Allie Renner, Tim Renner, Jackson Hurley, Tori Anderson, and Lynsey Renner; and nephews, Greg (Kris) Renner of Columbus and Barry (Edwina) Renner of Columbus.

Two grandchildren preceded him in death, Eric Renner and Hannah Remington Hurley. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Renner.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with David Burnett officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from noon until service time Tuesday. A Masonic memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday by member of St. John's Masonic Lodge No. 20. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery. Full military honors will be presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Alzheimer's Association.

Online condolences may be sent to the Renner family at

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