Dorothy May (Mosher) Renner, 98, of Colby, passed away Thursday, August 8, at Fairview Estates. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 17th at Baalmann Mortuary, 190 S. Franklin in Colby. Her grandson, Trent Renner, will officiate. Burial will be at the Oakley Cemetery preceding the funeral at 9 a.m.
Dorothy was born on July 31, 1921 in Rexford, KS to Martha (Tucker) and Chris Mosher. She attended school in Rexford all 12 years and graduated in 1939. She received a teaching certificate from Fort Hays and taught for 2 years in a country school near Rexford before marriage.
She met her husband, John Renner at County 4-H Days. They were married on November 22, 1941 in Oberlin, KS. He passed away on March 9, 1985.
In 1946, she moved with her husband to his family’s farm near Mingo, where she spent the next 37 years of her life. They farmed with John’s parents, Pete and Emma and his brother, Remigus (Mege). In 1983, Dorothy and John moved to Oakley, KS where she lived until she moved to Fairview Estates in 2010.
Mrs. Renner taught 4th grade at Oakley and Monument schools (after consolidation) for 29 years and finished her college degree from Fort Hays in 1962.
Dorothy was a member of Oakley Christian Church, a 50-year member in both Eastern Star Lodge and Kappa Gamma, a member of the Legion Auxiliary and the Royal Neighbor’s Lodge.
Survivors include a daughter, Penney Lee, and husband Michael (Jim) Walker and their two children, Erin Stegman and Whitney (Travis) Foxx all of Overland Park, KS; her son, Robert Mosher Renner, of Colby and his five children, Craig (Cheri) Renner, of Norton, KS; Trent (Kelli) Renner, of Fountain Hills, AZ; Travis Renner, of Gilbert, AZ; Robin (Brent) Kejr, of Salina, KS and Johnna (Austin) Frantz, of Oakley, KS; 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Jay, who was stillborn in 1946 and her three sisters, Irma Hibbs, Jennie Rico and Blanch Barnett.
Memorials can be made to Heartland Christian School in Colby and sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 304, Colby, KS 67701. For information or condolences visit www.baalmannmortuary.com