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Betty A. (Leister) Renno, 95, of the Ohesson Manor, Lewistown and formerly of Mifflintown, passed away at 1:52 p.m. on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at the manor.
Born on June 23, 1925, in Delaware Township., Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Frank B. and Lizzie (Strawser) Leister. On July 6, 1946, she married her late husband, George C. Renno, with whom she was blessed to share nearly 65 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on March 18, 2011.
Surviving are: four sons, Stephen L. Renno & (Kathy Patterson), of Newport, Barry L. Renno & (Candy Haubert), of Troxelville, Gregory S. Renno and wife Angela, of Richfield, Roger D. Renno and wife Brenda, of McAlisterville, a sister, Ethel (Leister) Fogleman and her husband Robert, of Camp Hill, also she leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Keith B. Renno, George A. Renno, a daughter in law, Donna M. Renno, siblings, Ruth Shirk, Edgar Leister, Harry Leister, Lester Leister, Glenn Leister and Pauline Lauver.
Mrs. Renno was a 1942 graduate of Fayette High School, McAlisterville, and was a very active member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown where she had taught Sunday school for many years, and she had volunteered for 40 years as a cook and driver for the Juniata Meals on Wheels.
She along with her late husband owned and operated the McAlisterville Hatchery which they started in 1946, but most of her married life she was a home maker and a great mother to her sons and their families.
Betty enjoyed fishing, bird watching and sewing; however her greatest joy was spending time and taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren,
A public graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, with the Pastor Mindy Petrovcic officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown.
For those who wish, memorial donations in Mrs. Renno’s memory may be made to her church, the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 109 North Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059, or to Juniata Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 251, Mifflintown, PA 17059.