Frances J. Renshaw


Frances J. Renshaw, 80, Kokomo, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at her home. She was born Oct. 27, 1938, in Vernon, Texas, the daughter of the late Wilbur D. and Grace Elaine (Hayes) Johnson. On Feb. 7, 1959, she married Jerry Renshaw, who preceded her in death Jan. 13, 1998.
Frances was a 1957 graduate of Kokomo High School. She had worked for Stiner's Photography Shop and was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Frances loved photography, drawing, and anything antique. She was an artist, and a master seamstress.
Frances is survived by her children, David (Barbara) Renshaw, Jackie (Chris McGill) Renshaw, John Renshaw, Jill Osman, and Angie (Adam) Groninger; grandchildren, Jordan (Cody) Shafer, Hayden Renshaw, Sydney Renshaw, Brinna Rollins, Elle Duncan, Chloe Groninger, Evan Groninger, and Olivia Groninger; and brothers, Jerry (Maureen) Johnson, and John Johnson.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Michael Renshaw; granddaughter, Isabelle Groninger; and son-in-law, Vince Osman.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 S. 200 West, Kokomo, with the Rev. Father Matthew Arbuckle the celebrant. Burial will follow in Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road.
Memorial contributions may be made in Frances' memory to the Monastery of the Poor Clares, 1175 N. 300 West, Kokomo. Messages of condolence may be left online at
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9 posts

Julie Swartz Thorpe
Jul 11, 2019
Love and prayers for the entire Renshaw family! May God turn your heartbreak and sorrow into peace and joy for the memories you share of Frances. She was a remarkable woman!
Bobbie and Fred Reed
Jul 11, 2019
Jill so sorry for your loss. I'm sure she is resting in peace now. Will see you soon.
Joni Graham
Jul 10, 2019
John, deepest regards to you and your family at this difficult time. May many loving memories keep your heart full of peace.

May God Bless each of you.
Jenny Mazza
Jul 09, 2019
Many condolences to your family Angie. May there be strength for the upcoming days.
Mike Tempel
Jul 09, 2019
Angie and Family--
You have my deepest sympathies at this difficult time.
Jeanne Dalzell
Jul 09, 2019
I am stunned and so sorry for your loss!! She was so wonderful!!
Tricia Weeks
Jul 09, 2019
I have so many wonderful childhood memories of Frances and Jerry and the entire Renshaw family. I was lucky enough to spend quite a bit of time at that beautiful home she created. She worked at my Grandparent’s camera and gift shop alongside my Mother for several years. So if I didn’t see her at gymnastics, or at sleepovers, I saw her there too! There is such deep sadness for her family and all that knew her. She was such a bright unique light in this world and she will be greatly missed.
Lisa Shulick
Jul 08, 2019
I will miss your sweet smile .and our awesome talks at Dr. DOWNING'S office, .praying for all of the family..GOD BLESS. Breathing easy now Miss Frances. SENDING MY LOVE WITH YOU ...LISA..💓🙏
Jay and Alice Kolk
Jul 08, 2019
Angie we are so very sorry for your loss. We are here for you and your family
Love Jay and Alice