C. Renee Tinker

Alton | Saturday, October 4 2014

C. Renee Tinker, age 60, passed away at 1:40 pm Saturday October 4, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton with her family by her side. 

Renee was born January 22, 1954, in Wood River TWP.The only daughter of the late James Allen and Clara Marie (Champlin) Miller.

A graduate of Alton Senior High School, Class of 1972, Renee was formerly married to Jeffrey Lee Tinker in 1974.

She worked in customer service for over 25 years and became well-known across the community at Broadway Zephyr and Schwegel’s Market in Upper Alton. She also worked as a cook at Burt’s Sheltercare.

A proud mother and grandmother, Renee is survived by her two sons and their spouses; Jeremy and Christa Tinker, Adam and Breanna Kennedy Tinker, and five grandchildren; Alex, Devon, Hannah, Ethan and Adalynn, and many aunts and cousins, and her lifelong friend Debby Knight-Henning of Alton, and her dog Duke.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In celebration of her life visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm, Thursday October 9, 2014 at the Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, where private funeral services will be held on Friday October 10, 2014. 

Burial will follow at the Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton.

Memorials may be made to the 5 A’s Animal shelter of Alton.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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