Violet M. "Polly" Renner
1928 - 2020
November 16, 1928
November 16, 2020

CARTERVILLE -- Violet "Polly" Marie Renner, 92, passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at Integrity Healthcare of Carbondale. Private family graveside services will be conducted; however, a live stream of the service can be viewed beginning at 1 p.m. CST, Friday, Nov. 20, via the funeral home's Facebook page.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Baptist Children's Home in Carmi.

Polly was born Nov. 16, 1928, in Pomona, to Alvah and Mary (Stearns) Nance.

She married James McKissic and he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1954. Polly later married Earle Renner on June 8, 1957, in Carbondale. He preceded her in death Jan. 11, 2004.

She is survived by her daughters, Jayleen (Ron) Waldron of Carterville, and Jane (Octavio) Gomez of Champaign; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Polly was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; stepdaughter, Judi Lynn Renner; four sisters; and six brothers. Riggin-Pillatsch and Burke Funeral Home in Carterville oversees arrangements.

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Published by The Southern Illinoisan on Nov. 18, 2020.
Graveside service
live stream via the funeral home's Facebook page
Funeral services provided by:
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
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We are sad to hear of polly's passing. we have fond memories of driving with her and Jan's mother in the country ,looking at sites from their childhoods. the Southern Illinois Earth science Club is also saddened by the loss of one of our earliest and [at one time] most active member . She is greatly missed
robert j tiffin, jan presley
November 20, 2020
We were so sorry to hear of Polly´s passing. We always loved being Polly and Earle´s neighbors and the times we visited together. We´ll continue to enjoy our special 10 acres. Prayers for your family.
John and Becky Clark
November 19, 2020
We remember good times with Polly and Earle at our Square Dance Club and from their displays at the Gem and Mineral Show. Polly even brought a sampling from her rock collection to display and interest my science class.
Fran and Bill Pierce
November 18, 2020
Jane, Jayleen My thought are with you and your family. Your mother was always a sweet lady to LaDoona and me.
Carolyn Skelcher
November 18, 2020
Remember playing cards with Polly and Earle and both were so patient as they helped to teach me how to play Bridge. Oh how we laughed until I got the hang of it. She was a true gem.
Sandy McPheron Phipps
November 18, 2020