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Shirley Marie (Kauffman) Renno

September 11, 1930 - April 21, 2021

Shirley Marie (Kauffman) Renno, 90, of Fairmount Retirement Community in Ephrata, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Fairmount.

Born Sept. 11, 1930, in Mattawana, PA, she was a daughter of the late John M. and Margaret C. (Miller) Kauffman. On Dec. 28, 1960, she married Joseph Y. Renno, he preceded her in death in May 1979.

Surviving are: her children, Marcia D. (Renno) Mylin & husband Dale, of Willow Street, PA; Kenneth D. Renno & wife Linda, of Morgantown, PA; Debra A. (Renno) Hertzler & husband James, of Elverson, PA; and James E. Renno & wife Jonelle, of Lancaster, PA; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, as well as her siblings, Ronald Kauffman & wife Linda, of Mattawana, PA; and Richard Kauffman, of Fort Wayne, IN.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn and Robert Kauffman and a sister, Dolores Kauffman.

Shirley graduated from Lancaster Mennonite School and from Eastern Mennonite University. She served as an elementary school teacher for 50+ years in both the public and private school settings. She has been a lifelong member of the Mennonite Churches. Shirley enjoyed reading, doing crafts, spending time with her family and friends and writing articles.

Her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 26, 2021, at Locust Grove Mennonite Church, with Dr. Conrad Kanagy officiating. A luncheon will follow in the social room. Her burial will be private and at the convenience of the family at Locust Grove Cemetery.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to: Wycliffe Bible Translators, PO Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862.

Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville, PA.

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