Nancy Lee Rentschler
May 06, 1941 ‒ January 03, 2019
The classy and sassy Nancy Lee Rentschler passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. Nancy was 77 years old and a lifelong resident of Marion, Ohio.
On May 6, 1941, Nancy was born in Marion, one of five children of the late William Russell and Genevieve Ruth (Siegfried) Gorrell. Nancy graduated from Marion Harding High School in 1959.
Nancy lived a life of devotion to others. Her strong Christian faith and hardworking personality contributed to her many years of service as a cook for the Marion City Schools. After a career of twenty-five years with the City Schools, she found her second calling at Marion General Hospital as a Patient Support Assistant. Here, she was able to care for countless friends and family members, helping ease their pain during difficult times. Nancy worked at Marion General Hospital until she was 75 years old.
A woman of deep faith, Nancy attended the Marion First Church of the Nazarene.
Nancy was also an avid Ohio State fan and never missed an opportunity to cheer on her Buckeyes.
Above all, Nancy loved her family. She was the matriarch and backbone of the family. Her kindness and compassion shaped her children’s lives. Making time for her siblings was a must, and she would invite them over for dinner at least once a month. She also loved getting her family together for birthdays and Christmas and ensuring everyone was spoiled…especially her grandchildren.
Nancy will be missed by her children: Melba Keplinger of Marion, Rhonda Goings of Marion, and Melvin (Kelly) Rentschler II of Lima; sons-in-law: Kraig Keplinger and Todd Goings; grandchildren: Korey (Jessie) Keplinger, Christopher (Jessie) Rentschler, Kaleigh (Josh) Pace, Cheyenne Rentschler, and Kyle Goings; great-grandchildren: Reylyn and Charlie; brothers: Les (Marilyn) Gorrell of Marion, and Russell “Butch” Gorrell of Delaware; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to Nancy’s parents, she was preceded in death by former husband, Melvin Lee Rentschler I, and sisters: Peggy Postell and Mary Blevins.
Friends may call from 3 – 6 pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 West Center St., Marion, where services honoring her life will follow at 6 pm. Burial services will be observed privately by her family at Marion Cemetery at a later date.
Her family would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to Dr. Bhinder and his staff, Riverside 5th Floor Orange Unit, Bonnie Burggraf, Butch and Les Gorrell, and Deb Wortz for all the wonderful care they helped to provide for Nancy.
Donations may be made in Nancy’s honor to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org/donate).
Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Nancy’s family. Online condolences and memories may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.