Mary Ruth Rentschler

April 20, 1927April 4, 2018
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Mary Ruth (Humphreys) Rentschler, 90, of Fulton, Missouri entered into Heaven and was reunited with her husband, Glenn on April 4, 2018 at The Bluffs in Columbia, Missouri. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton. Burial will follow at Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton. The family will receive guests from 5-7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the funeral home. Mary Ruth was born on April 20, 1927 in Carrington, Missouri to Carson and Cenie (McCarty) Humphreys. She married Glenn Rentschler on May 2, 1954 at Carrington Baptist Church and he preceded her in death on December 7, 2005. She attended Carrington School and graduated from Fulton High School in 1945. She graduated from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville and later from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. Mary Ruth taught school in several Callaway County rural schools including Baker, Carrington, Middle River, Filmore and Martien. She retired in 1989 after 29 years teaching first grade in Fulton School District at McIntire School. In over 40 years of teaching school, Mary Ruth taught countless children in Callaway County. Mary Ruth was a member of Central Christian Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years and helped with VBS. She was also a member of CWF and various committees, including worship and education. Mary Ruth was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Missouri State Teachers Association, Fulton Retired Teachers and Missouri Retired Teachers Association, Fulton Garden Club, she was also a 4-H Leader, and member of Central Co-Workers Extension Club. She loved to cook, garden, sew, quilt, read and most of all spend time with her family. Mary Ruth will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by daughters, Glenda (Don) Herman of Monument, Colorado and Karen (Mike) Litteken of Columbia; grandsons, Austin Herman of Denver, Colorado, Jonathan Litteken of St. Louis, Missouri, Daniel Herman of Monument, Colorado and Jacob Litteken of Columbia; one niece and three nephews. Besides her husband, Mary Ruth was preceded in death by an infant son, John; parents, Carson and Cenie Humphreys; brother, Curtis Humphreys; sister, Martha Marsch; two nieces and one nephew. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church or Alzheimer’s Association both in care of Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, Missouri 65251. The family wishes to thank Hospice Compassus and the staff at The Bluffs in Columbia.


  • Carson Humphreys, Father
  • Cenie Humphreys, Mother
  • Glenn Rentschler, Husband
  • Glenda (Don) Herman, Daughter
  • Karen (Mike) Litteken, Daughter
  • Austin Herman, Grandson
  • Jonathan Litteken, Grandson
  • Daniel Herman, Grandson
  • Jacob Litteken, Grandson
  • Mary Ruth also will be deeply missed by one niece and three nephews.

    Besides her husband, Mary Ruth was preceded in death by an infant son, John; her brother, Curtis Humphreys; her sister, Martha Marsch; two nieces and one nephew.

  • Jonathan Litteken, Pallbearer
  • Daniel Herman, Pallbearer
  • Jacob Litteken, Pallbearer
  • John Humphreys, Pallbearer
  • Steve Rentschler, Pallbearer
  • Austin Herman, Pallbearer
  • Jim Humphreys, Honorary Pallbearer
  • CJ Rentschler, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Central Christian Church or Alzheimer's Association


  • Family will receive guests Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Mary Ruth Rentschler

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Sherri Boland

April 8, 2018

Your family is on my thoughts and prayers.

Daniel Murphy

April 8, 2018

Hello Glenda and Karen, i just want to send my condolences on your mothers passing. Iknow what you are feeling after losing both of my parents in 2009 and 2010 ,i always looked up to your parents and enjoyed working for your father doing odds and ends around the farm for your father to earn gas money when i was a teenager. my mother and father always held your mom and dad in very high esteem as did my whole family over the years you guys are lucky to have each other to comfort each other at this time and i know you'll both come through this trying time but i will still pray for you both and know god will take you in his loving arms and guide you through this most trying of times.May god bless you both ,sincerley ,Dan and Sheryl Murphy

Mona Steffens

April 5, 2018

I will always remember your mother as a wonderful woman who welcomed me into her home, laughed easily, was devoted to her husband, and was very proud of her daughters. My church memories will always include her as a warm Christian lady who loved children.