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Lillian E. Welch (McCartney) Renkenberger
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Birth: Jun. 7, 1895
Marshall County
Kansas, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 1987
Ohio, USA

RENKENBERGER, Lillian "Lillie" E. nee WELCH
1. Mrs. Forrest McCartney m. 1912
2. Mrs. Herbert G. Renkenberger m. 21 Jan 1929
Daughter of Asa and Clara Welch
B. 7 June 1895 in Oketo, Marshall Co. KS
D. 27 Dec 1987 in OH at 92y 6m 20d
Burial 28 Dec 1987 in Canfield Village Cemetery, Section C Row 09, Canfield, Mahoning Co. OH

Youngstown Vindicator, 28 Dec 1987
"Newton Falls Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lane Funeral Home, Canfield, for Mrs. Lilly E. Renkenberger, 92, of the Laurie Ann Nursing Home, formerly of Canfield, who died of a stroke Sunday morning at the nursing home. Mrs. Renkenberger was born June 7, 1895, in Oketo, Kan., a daughter of Asa and Clara Welch, coming to Canfield in 1922 from Hysham, Mont. She was a member of Canfield Christian Church and the Ladies Auxillary of American Legion Post 177. Her first husband Forrest McCartney, whom she married in 1912, died in January 1927. Her second husband, Herbert Renkenberger, whom she married in January 1929, died in January 1960. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Norma Alverson and Mrs. Ethel Beard, both of Canfield; a son, Herbert McCartney of Deerfield; a stepson, Forrest Renkenberger of Clarksville, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Seba Hunter of Creswell, Ore.; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- great grandchildren. Two sons, a stepson, two sisters and four brothers are deceased. Friends may call from 7 to 9 a.m. today at the funeral home."

KIA in WW II - Forrest Edward McCartney
Son of Forrest E. and Lillian Welch McCartney
See Find A Grave Memorial # 56311897

MCCARTNEY, Forrest Edward
Husband of Juanita L. nee PLAYFORTH m. 25 May 1942
Son of Forest and Lillian "Lillie" E. Welch (Renkenberger) McCartney
B. 30 July 1914 in Hysham, Treasure Co. MT
D. 11 July 1943 KIA - at sea off the coast of Italy at 28y 11m 12d
Burial in Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Lazio, Italy

Mahoning Dispatch, Fri, 16 July 1943
"Canfield Sailor Killed in Action"
"Mrs. Lilly Renkenberger, Lisbon street, was notified Wednesday by the War Department that her son Fireman First class Forrest Edward McCartney had been killed in action while in the service of his country. No Details of his death were given. Forrest enlisted in the Navy in March of last year, received his early training at Great Lakes Naval Training Station and later studied Diesel engineering at New York and Boston, receiving a rating of fireman first class before he left for overseas duty in March. He was last heard from early this month. Born in Hysham, Mont., July 30, 1914, a son of Mrs. Lilly McCartney Renkenberger and the late Forrest McCartney, he came here with his parents when a small boy, returning to Montana at the age of 17, and for a considerable time was employed there on a ranch. Surviving are his wife, the former Juanita L. Playforth, whom he married May 25, 1942, his mother; a sister, Mrs. Joseph Greasel, a half-sister, Miss Norma Renkenberger, all of this place, and a brother, Herbert, of Youngstown. Another brother, John, preceded him in death."

Mahoning Dispatch, Fri, 10 Sep 1943
"Learns Details of Son's Death"
"Through a shipmate, Yeoman 3/c John E. Turner of Cleveland, Mrs. Lilly Renkenberger has learned the details of the death of her son, Fireman 1/c Forrest Edward McCartney, which occurred when his ship was bombed off the coast of Sicily, July 11. McCartney's ship, the sentinel, a 220-foot minesweeper, was taking part in landing operations off the coast of Licata, Sicily, when the invasion was beginning, and Forrest volunteered to serve as a member of a gun crew, serving as gun-trainer on the number one gun a 3-inch piece. Axis flyers dropped fragmentation bombs on the Sentinel, one striking near McCartney's gun, killing him and several other men instantly. Other hits soon put the vessel out of control and the remainder of the crew were taken off to an American escort ship, just a few minutes before the sentinel sank."
Family links: 
  Forrest Edward McCartney (1887 - 1927)
  Herbert G. Renkenberger (1885 - 1960)
  Forrest E McCartney (1914 - 1943)*
  Ethel L McCartney Greasel (1916 - 1998)*
  John William McCartney (1918 - 1940)*
  Norma Jean Renkenberger Alverson (1929 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Canfield Village Cemetery
Mahoning County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section C Row 09
Maintained by: slp
Originally Created by: Jennifer L. Neff
Record added: Feb 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47833426
Lillian E. <i>Welch (McCartney)</i> Renkenberger
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Lillian E. <i>Welch (McCartney)</i> Renkenberger
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Lillian E. <i>Welch (McCartney)</i> Renkenberger
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Forever Family
 Added: Jun. 10, 2014
She was my very best friend.I have always missed her...
- gloria hudnell
 Added: Dec. 23, 2010
Lilly made the Best Lemon Pies!
- Asa Charles Reese
 Added: Aug. 26, 2010

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