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Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 7:35 am

Roxie M. (Heim) Renner, age 97, of Vandalia, passed away unexpectedly at 1:10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at SSM Health-St. Mary’s Hospital in Mexico.
Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
A Service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating the service was the Rev. Bob Hoehn. Music was provided by Sharon Hoehn-pianist.
Interment took place in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Charles Heim, Bill Heim, Paul Durant, Alex Durant, Jim Ries, and Brent Jones.
Roxie M. (Heim) Renner was born on September 4, 1917 near Gazette, Missouri, the daughter of Charles Ogle and Mary Ethel (Wright) Heim.
She married Loy Gene Renner in Vandalia on November 21, 1959; he preceded her in death on May 28, 1975.
She was a 1935 graduate of Vandalia High School. After high school, Roxie worked for several years at the Ely Walker Garment Factory in Vandalia. She then started working in 1951 in the office of Heim Equipment in Laddonia. Roxie worked at Heim Equipment for 40 years before her retirement. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia. In their younger years, Roxie and husband Loy enjoyed boating and vacationing at the Lake of the Ozarks. She also enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her niece, nephews, and their families.
Survivors include: two nephews, Charles W. Heim, of Laddonia; William W. and wife Judy Heim, of Perry; three nieces, Mary A. Hall, of Jacksonville, Florida; Guyette Sumowski, of Curryville, and Sandy Renner, of Vandalia; four great-nieces, Maggie (Paul) Durant, of Lake St. Louis; Laura (Jim) Ries, of Columbia; Angela Heim, of Arizona; Ashley (Michael) DeKock, of Arizona; two great-nephews, Wade (Susan) Heim, of Arizona; Brent (Heather) Jones, of Florida; nine great-great-nieces and nephews; also survived by many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Loy; three brothers, John W. Heim, William O. Heim, and James E. Heim. Memorials are encouraged to Tri-County Care Center or the Vandalia Cemetery.