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Helen Renner

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Helen Renner 1915 - 2008 BENNINGTON Helen Norwood Renner, 93, a resident of Ladd Road in Pownal, died on Saturday morning, Nov. 15, at Crescent Manor Care Center in Bennington following a long illness. She was born in Williamstown, Mass., on Oct. 24, 1915, daughter of William N. and Sophie Norwood Thompson. She moved to Pownal as a young child with her family to her mother's childhood home on Ladd Road. Helen received her education in Williamstown and is a graduate of the Williamstown High School in the class of 1933. She graduated from Syracuse University in 1937 with a degree in Arts and Library Science. After graduation she stayed on at the University as their Librarian. She has held positions as Librarian at Kent State University in Ohio and RPI in Troy, N.Y. She married George M. Renner on April 17, 1943, in Monroe, La., Mr. Renner survives. The Renners returned to Pownal, in 1947, and she went to work as a Post Office Clerk, Helen was the Pownal Town Clerk for two terms and also was a reporter for the North Adams Transcript for many years. Helen volunteered for many years with several organizations. She was the Librarian at the Solomon Wright Library in Pownal. She was a Poll Clerk for the Town of Pownal and collected food for the Pownal Food Pantry. She was a member of the Pownal Fire Protective Association Auxiliary as well as the President of the Vermont State Firefighters Auxiliary. In 2000, Helen received a certificate of Appreciation from the Secretary of State of Vermont in recognition of her many years of services to the Town of Pownal, and to the State Of Vermont. Mrs. Renner loved horses and dogs, and has raised Collies for many years, and was an avid gardener, and a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in North Pownal. Besides her husband of 65 years, she leaves her five godchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Prayer service will be held on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2008 at 1:15 at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME in Bennington followed by a Mass of Resurrection at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in North Pownal. Interment will follow in the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery in Pownal. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Prayer Service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Solomon Wright Library, The Pownal Rescue Squad, or the Pownal Fire Department, through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 17, 2008
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