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Rena Lewis

10/26/1950 - 11/24/2019

CREVE COEUR ~ Rena Lee Lewis, 69, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 12:25 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2019 at her home.

Born October 26, 1950 in Peoria to Frank and Gracie (Goodin) Smith, she married Don Paul Lewis on January 12, 1996. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Loren “Joey” (Amy) Marion III of Peoria; two daughters, Lora (Mike Cramer) Marion of Creve Coeur and Amy (Frank) Stoecker of Chillicothe; one stepson, Gary (Henrietta) Lewis of Charlottesville, Virginia; one stepdaughter, Jill (Chris) Schaub of Edwards; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one sister, Sandra Williams of Bartonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Rena attended Limeston High School and graduated in 1968.  Always a Rocket!

Rena had worked as a waitress for many years in the area spending a majority of that time at Denny’s restaurant in Peoria.

She enjoyed cross stitching, painting and drawing art. She also enjoyed traveling and road trips. One of her favorite things were her shopping trips she took every Friday; she had been making these trips with her family for 30 years.  

Her memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur. Pastor Brandon Dillard will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614 or Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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