James F. Rentfro

February 23, 1935 ~ October 16, 2019 (age 84)


MORTON - James F. Rentfro, 84, of Morton, Ill., passed away on October 16, 2019, at home surrounded by his family.
James was born on February 23, 1935, in Vienna, Ill., to Frank and Lela (Silkwood) Rentfro. He married Judith A. Billmeyer on March 10, 1958 in Peoria, Ill. She survives.
He is also survived by his daughters, Kimberly MacDonald of Muscatine, Iowa, and Sherry (Tim) Cooper of Morton; grandchildren, Amanda (Brad) Yotty of Muscatine, Iowa, Amy (Matt) Long of Jersey City, N.J., Bret (Jordanne) Cooper of Columbus, Ind., and Caitlyn Cooper of Morton; great-granddaughters, Evelyn, Adaleigh, and Lorelei Yotty of Muscatine, Iowa; brother, Bob (Mimi) Rentfro of Washington, Ill.; and sisters-in-law, Ginger (Ted) Brodt of East Peoria, Ill., Lois Billmeyer of Washington, Ill., and Jackie Billmeyer of Washington, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Wanda Garramone; and niece, Jane Peters.
Jim served in the United States Army. He worked as a wood-pattern maker at Caterpillar Inc., until retiring in 1995, after 36 years of employment.
A private family graveside service will be held.

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