Howard (Lee) Renner



He Only Takes The Best


God saw you getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around you,
And whispered “Come to me”.

With tearful eyes we watched you,
And saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts
to prove to us,
He only takes the best.


Howard L. “Lee” Renner age 65, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Westmont Care Center in Logan, Iowa. Lee was born October 27, 1952 in Hagerstown, Maryland to Howard L. Renner and Betty Jane Burkett, the first son with an older sister Betty Jane Taylor and younger brother Harold L. Renner. Lee grew up in Keedysville, Maryland. Lee has two daughters Billie Jo Tassner and Shannon Sisk. A few years later he met and married Yulonda Woodward, and they became his family.

Lee is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife Yulonda Renner of Missouri Valley, Iowa, daughter: Vlonda Smith of Leesburg, Virginia, sons: Shawn Hemenway of Logan, Iowa, Scott Hemenway Berrysville, Virginia, fourteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Services for Lee will be held at Landmark Baptist Church 302 East 6th Street Logan, Iowa on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Randy Williams officiating.


Arrangements by

Hennessey Funeral Home

Missouri Valley, Iowa



  • Billie Jo Cassner Posted June 26, 2018 1:16 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you all and it’s a shame he didn’t have a relationship with his biological daughters. And the many grandchildren and great grandchildren he has through them. It’s amazing how he was so wonderful to his unbiological family. Good thing we had a father who stepped up and wanted us.

  • Harold Renner Posted June 26, 2018 2:36 pm

    We are thinking of you all during this time. May you be comforted and surrounded by family, friends,and the lasting memories of Lee..

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