Lila Sue Renken
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Lila Sue Renken, age 74, of Battlefield, Missouri, passed away March 28, 2012. She was born on October 28, 1937 to Kenneth E. and Minnie McKibbin Spratt in Hume, Mo.
She was a floral designer and followed her husband Don Renken's Ministry through the years. She was an active and faithful member of Phillipsburg Christian Church for many years, following Don's passing, she transferred her membership to Southland Christian Church in Springfield and was involved in women's and senior ministries.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don Renken; and one brother, James Robert Spratt.
She is survived by two sons, Larry Renken of Jefferson City, MO and Roger Renken and his wife Judy of Carthage, MO; four daughters, Karen Jackson of Tulsa, OK, Kay Williams of Ashburn, VA, Kathy Bryson and her husband George of Welches, OR and Vicki Banks of Springfield, MO; one sister, Mary Lee and her husband J.R. of Tulsa, OK; nineteen grandchildren, Christopher, Clinton, Corey, Courtney, Nicole and Brooke Renken, Lindsay and Blake Jackson, Gabriel and Joel Williams, Jessie, Jonathan and Jay Swartout, Waylon, Nicole and Tyler Bryson, Brittni and Gered High and Allie Banks; three great-grandchildren, Madelyn Swartout, Grayson Renken and Lindy Renken; other relatives; many church families and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Phillipsburg Christian Church with Pastors Ben Killion and Roger Tribble officiating. Graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m., in Enloe Cemetery in Russelville, MO. Visitation is from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday evening in Shadel's Colonial Chapel.
Memorials have been suggested to Show-Me Christian Youth Home (PO Box 6, Lamont, MO 65337) and donations can be left at Shadel's Colonial Chapel, Lebanon, MO.
Published in the News-Leader on Mar. 30, 2012