Agnes “Renie” L. Mix

November 01, 2017

 Agnes “Renie” L. Mix, 86, of Erie, IL, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 surrounded by her family at Rosewood Care Center of Moline. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Erie, IL.  Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Friday with a Rosary at 3:00 p.m.  at Gibson – Bode Funeral Home, Erie.  Burial will be in the Erie Cemetery at a later date.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

    Renie was born May 31, 1931 in Rossmoyne, Ohio, to George L. and Agnes E. (Greenwell) Ballow.  She married Robert L. Mix on September 10, 1949 in Bethel, Ohio.  After 3 years in the Air Force, Bob and the family moved to Erie in 1959 to begin their career in farming. He preceded her in death in 1999. Renie was a homemaker and worked hard raising the family.  She enjoyed arts, crafts, and drawing.  She loved reading and babysitting. She was a member of the Erie Triangle Square Dance Club, a Sunday School Teacher, and Den mother for Cub Scouts. She loved theatrics and was a part of the Morrison theater for “Come back little Sheba” and the Winter Haven, FL theater for “Phantom of the Opera”.

 

    Renie is survived by her six children, Debbie Pope, Silvis; Bruce (Kathryn) Mix, Erie; Kenny Mix, Chicago; Brian (Cindy) Mix, Moline; Madonna (Mark) Kelly, Erie; Linda (Maurice) Dierks, Davenport; 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; sisters, Mary and Avenelle; and brother, Joe.  

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