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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sharon Renfro, 55, of Columbus, formerly of Muscatine, died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville, Ohio.

Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery, Muscatine. The Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home, Columbus, is handling the arrangements.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, Shukri Abdullah; a son, Jeff Renfro and his wife, Reynea, of Fruitland; grandchildren, Kayla Rae and Kelsey Rose Renfro, both of New Boston, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Tommy Renfro; and her parents, Robert and Philistis Daniels Terrill.
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WAYLAND, Iowa - The Rev. Nancy Renfro, 53, Wayland, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at Washington County Hospital, Washington, after a sudden illness.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2006, at the Wayland Mennonite Church, Wayland. The Rev. W. Michael Biklen will officiate. After the services, her body will be cremated and interred at a later date.

Visitation will begin 9 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2006, with family present from 6-8 p.m., at the Beatty Funeral Home, Wayland. Memorials may be made to the New Life Parish.

Rev. Renfro was born Aug. 24, 1952, in Muscatine, the daughter of Kenneth F. and Mabel Davidson Canarr. She married Jimmy Renfro on June 29, 1984, in Muscatine.

She graduated from Muscatine High School, St. Petersburg College of Nursing, Iowa Wesleyan College and received her master of divinity from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

She was pastor at Wesley United Methodist Church, Muscatine; Peace United Methodist Church, Wilton; and the last two years at the United Methodist New Life Parish in Wayland, Cottonwood and Finley Church. She was a member of the Wayland Lions Club, WACO Ministerial Association and the Henry County Ministerial Association.

She enjoyed crafts, stamping cards, crocheting and reading and was a life long learner.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Lance Bennett of Portland, Ore.; a stepson, Stephen Renfro of Muscatine; a stepdaughter, Julie Berry of Muscatine; brothers, Lester Canarr of Muscatine and Fred Canarr of Channelview, Texas; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John; and a sister, Janet Shetler.
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NEW BOSTON, Illinois - Kelsey Rose Renfro, 13, of New Boston, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2008, at her home.

Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. on Friday, December 5, 2008, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Following the interment, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Eliza Community Center.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 on Thursday, December 4, 2008, at the funeral home.

Kelsey was born March 31, 1995, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Jeffrey Daniel Renfro and Susan Kay Day.

She attended Westmer Junior/Senior High School in Joy.

She enjoyed playing volleyball and being creative in arts and crafts. Babies and children were always drawn to her and she greatly enjoyed helping them in Project A.H.E.A.D.

She will be deeply missed by her parents, Douglas E. and Susan K. Nehas of New Boston and Jeffrey Renfro of Muscatine; a brother, Derek A. Schmelzer and his wife, April, of New Liberty; a sister, Kayla Rae Renfro of New Boston; two step-sisters, Heather Niccole Cortez and husband, Reuben, of Shreveport, Louisiana; a step-brother, Douglas Michael Nehas and Holly Magdeline Nehas of Moline; maternal grandparents, Donald and Regina Day of Muscatine; and paternal grandparents, Joseph and Marian Truitt of Muscatine.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Tom and Sharon Renfro.

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