Iva "Pearline" Rentz

June 30, 1926September 6, 2018

Iva "Pearline" Rentz, also known to many as Momo, passed away Thursday September 6, 2018 at her home in Denison, TX.

She was born Wednesday June 30, 1926 in Cleveland, AL and raised on top of Lookout Mountain in Mentone, AL to Clarence and Ira Mae Johnson.

A visitation will be held Sunday September 9, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at Bratcher Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Sunday September 9, 2018 at 2:00pm at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel.

During WWII she worked at Bell Aircraft as Rosie the Riveter. There she met her husband Gordon. He joined the Army-Air Force after they were married and she and her new family traveled to several places in the United States and Europe. She made a lot friends throughout her lifetime that she dearly loved. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, Post 2772 in Sherman, TX and a lifetime member of, the former, Woodlawn Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Gordon; her oldest daughter Sharon Reynolds and six of her siblings.

She is survived by her youngest brother Herman Johnson of Mentone, AL; her daughter Margaret "Maggie" Rentz of Denison, TX; three grandchildren, Alicia Reynolds Watts and husband Monty of Clarksville, AR; Barry Reynolds and wife Jerra of Denison, TX; Craig Cassel of Dallas, TX; three great grandsons Trevor Watts and Tyler Watts of Clarksville, AR; Scott Sellars of Denison, TX; one great great granddaughter Ameila Jean Sellers; son in law Dale Reynolds and wife Sandy of Denison, TX; special friends Julie Richmond, Susie Jameson, Susie Williams, Margaret Foust and Linda Lynch.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Rentz family.


  • Ira Mae Johnson, Mother
  • Clarence Johnson, Father
  • Gordon Rentz, Husband
  • Margaret "Maggie" Rentz, Daughter
  • Herman Johnson, Brother
  • Sharon Reynolds, Daughter
  • 6 Siblings, Siblings
  • Alicia Reynolds Watts & husband Monty, Grandchild
  • Barry Reynolds & wife Jerra, Grandchild
  • Craig Cassel, Grandchild
  • Trevor Watts, Great Grandchild
  • Tyler Watts, Great Grandchild
  • Scott Sellars, Great Grandchild
  • Ameila Jean Sellers, Great Great Granddaughter
  • Dale Reynolds & wife Sandy, Son-in-law
  • Julie Richmond, Special Friend
  • Susie Jameson, Special Friend
  • Susie Williams, Special Friend
  • Margaret Foust, Special Friend
  • Linda Lynch, Special Friend


  • Visitation Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 9, 2018

Iva "Pearline" Rentz

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Trisha Bogard formerly McSwain

September 9, 2018

Dear Maggie,
I was sorry to receive news of your mother passing. Hope you are well. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
Love, Trisha
Your high school friend

Teresa Johnson Hunter

September 7, 2018

My Aunt Pauline was a very loving person. Every time she came in from Texas she would stop by and make sure she's seen her nieces and nephews in Gadsden Alabama. I remember special time with her and my uncle Gordon came here and brought movies from some other trips overseas to my sister's house and we watch them on the wall in the living room. and we made a few special trips over to Georgia to see them when they lived in Marietta. She will be dearly missed.

Tonya Emery

September 7, 2018

I loved being Pearline’s neighbor for seven years! She was the kindest, sweetest lady! I loved the way she was so proud of her flowerbeds! She was always eager to share seeds, seedlings, and gardening advice. ❤️

Marie Frala

September 7, 2018

I'm so glad she was able to be with us at the Johnson reunion this summer. Maggie--we are praying for you during this time of sorrow. You never outgrow the need for your mother--no matter her age--or yours.

Hermon, we are praying for you as well. I know this is a difficult time for you.

Marie & Terry

Amanda Johnson

September 7, 2018

Pearline was one of a kind. Will forever remember my trip to Texas as a child. So thankful my family was able to meet her just a few short months ago and she was able to make one last trip back to Mentone. Keeping all the family in my prayers during this difficult time. God Bless!
~Amanda and family~