Charleen May Kellogg / May 13, 1932 – Dec. 9, 2009

Published 10:34am Thursday, December 10, 2009

Charleen May Kellogg, 77, of Niles, passed away gently on Dec. 9, 2009 surrounded by her husband and children.

Charleen was born on May 13, 1932 in Kensington, Kansas to the late Ernest and Laura (Ely) Reneberg. She was one of two children growing up in the Reneberg household. Charleen lived most of her life in Hartford, Mich.

Charleen received her bachelor of arts degree from Michigan State University and her master of arts degree as a reading specialist from Western Michigan University.

Charleen was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Niles and was always active in the church, school and hospital settings. Her joy for life and wonderment in nature were a reminder to us all to cherish each day. Her faith and outreaching love touched many. Her prayer list of more than 120 people was a constant in her day. Her family was blessed to have her in their lives.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Laura, and sister-in-law, Carolyn Reneberg.

Charleen is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years, Schuyler; children, Karen Kellogg of Niles, Michigan, Mark (Leane) Kellogg of Niles, and Christopher (David Venne) Kellogg, of Grand Rapids; and a brother, Jerrel Reneberg, of Cassopolis. She was also a loving grandmother to Megan (Neil) Bahbah, Norman Kellogg and Gina Kellogg and has one great-grandson, Jake Bahbah.

Donations may be made in Charleen’s memory to Wesley United Methodist Church located at 302 Cedar St., Niles, MI 49120.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services and Mission Hills Memorial Chapel, both of Niles.

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