Betty Ann Renbarger, 76

Published 6:23pm Sunday, December 2, 2012

Born: April 15, 1936

Died: Nov. 29, 2012

Betty Ann Renbarger, 76, of Baldwin Drive, Niles, died on Thursday, Nov.29, 2012, at her home following an extended illness. She was born April 15, 1936, in Berrien Springs to Harry and Tillie (Hebner) Klug.


Betty owned and operated The Sandpiper Beauty Salon, from which she retired in 2008. Betty enjoyed sewing craft, her flower garden, bird watching and boating.  She was a NASCAR fan; #24.

Betty is survived by daughter Julie Miars, of Niles, a son, Jeff Renbarger, of Plano, Texas, grandchildren, Jessica (Chris) Millar, Melissa (Jim) Kennedy, Rebecca (Rodney) Leneway, Brian (Tara) Renbarger, Kelly Good, Kyle Davey and Marsia Davey; and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Edna Mitchell, of Fountain; brothers, Herman (Thelma) Klug, of Buchanan, and Emil (Yvonne) Klug of Statesville, N.C., a daughter-in-law, Marti (Young-Renbarger) Vicari, of Niles; and a special friend, Earl Dean Williams, of Niles.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mike Renbarger, who died Jan. 2, 2009; her husband, Kenneth “Doc” Renbarger; her father, Harry Klug; her mother, Tillie Klug Heyn; and a stepfather, Edgar Heyn.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles.

The family will gather privately for services.

A memorial luncheon will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hope Community Church, 2390 Lake St., Niles. Contributions in memory of Betty may be made to Hospice at Home, Buchanan.

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