Naomi Gail Rentfro (93) of Neoga


Published on September 23 2017 7:50 pm

Naomi Gail Rentfro, 93 of Neoga, Illinois, passed away at 1:15 A.M. Saturday, September 23, 2017, at her daughter's residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 29 at the Grace Lutheran Church of Strasburg, IL. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the Swengel - O’Dell Funeral Home of Neoga and for one hour before services at the Church. The family request casual attire. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Mattoon, IL. The Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois of Effingham, IL.

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She was born September 21, 1924, in Strasburg, the daughter of Walter and Opal (Kull) Keller. Gail was a member of the Grace Lutheran  Church of Strasburg and she attended the Free Methodist Church of Neoga. She was a retired seamstress  for the Kern Manufacturing Company of Neoga, after forty years of service. She loved to garden, Quilting and visiting with her family and friends, most of all she love her grandchildren and was happiest when they were underfoot.  After she retired she took care and looked after several elderly people in their home.

She leaves seven children, Charles Rentfro (Darlene) of  Spokane, WA , Donna Krietemeyer of Etna, Ronald Rentfro (Shirley) of Olney, Kenneth Rentfro of Neoga, Barbara Lawyer ( Mick) of Neoga, Pamela Conger (Charles) of Paris, TN and Brenda Keigley of Neoga; twenty-six grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

Mrs. Rentfro was preceded by her parents, three brothers, Ivan, Don and Junior Keller, one sister, Ruth Thurman and two grandsons.