Renee Ross Vetter, 65, passed away February 7, 2018 surrounded by the love and prayers of her family and countless friends.

She was born on July 26, 1952 to Robert (Bob) and Lois Ross in Memphis.

She was a member of Scotland County R-1 class of 1970, and received her B.S. in secondary education from the University of Missouri in 1974.

After working at the family Dairy Queen through school, Renee started her career as a teacher in Rolla, MO, then taught in St. Louis. She entered a new career in travel, working first at TWA, and later at Maritz Travel Company. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority, P.E.O, and active with St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Ballwin, MO. After nearly 40 years in St. Louis, she re-located back home to the Memphis area for retirement.

Renee was a beloved wife, mother, aunt, and friend who selflessly cared for others.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by Donald, her husband of 32 years, daughter Hannah, son-in-law Andrew, sister Robin, and nephew Derek.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, February 17 at the First Presbyterian Church in Memphis, MO.

A memorial service in St. Louis will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 24 at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Ballwin, MO.

Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church of Memphis or The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation and may be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service.