Annabelle Ruth  Renkel
Died: Apr 9, 2016
Annabelle Ruth Renkel, 83 years of age, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Bethlehem, Pa. Born November 18, 1932 in Long Valley, NJ, Annabelle was the daughter of the late Sidney & Harriet Lance Fleser.

She has lived in Bath, Pa. for the last 12 years coming from Port Murray, NJ and former long time resident of Mt. Olive, NJ. Mrs. Renkel had worked as a professional seamstress all of her adult life and was the owner of Annabelle Sewing in Bath, Pa. In addition to her work, she was a dedicated member of Faith Community Assembly of God in Easton, Pa.

Mrs. Renkel is survived by three sons; Leonard R. Renkel, Jr., Charles Renkel and wife Deborah, Jeffrey Renkel. Five beautiful grandchildren; Nicole, Amy, Amanda, Olivia and Matthew. A nephew, David Fleser and her best friend, Georgene Wyker.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Leonard R. Renkel, Sr. and three sisters, Miriam “Peanut” Wright, Toby Fischer and Martha Stickle and a brother, Sidney Fleser.

Friends and family are invited to a period of visitation on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840.

Funeral services will take place on Saturday, 10:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Mount Olive Union Cemetery on Flanders/Drakestown Road in Mount Olive Township, NJ.

For those wishing to make a donation in Annabelle’s name, please consider donation to her beloved church. Faith Community Church, 3000 Freemansburg Ave, Palmer Township, Pennsylvania 18045. 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Betty Jane Cornett Marrs
November 11th, 2016 10:49 am
To Jeff and his siblings, I'm not much with computers, but since I was unable to get up with Jeff, I decided to take my chances and search, just maybe just that my dear friend Anniebelle for over 50 yrs has gone home to be with her Lord. I know now honey, that you are dancing all over glory. Love and miss you dearly
George and Jane Hulse
April 17th, 2016 3:39 pm
Our condolences to the Family. We were so sad to hear of Annabelle passing she was such a crusader for Christ a ready smile and just a glow about her. It has been many years but can still remember the kind and gentle lady she was but we have the knowledge and and hope of where she is today. Again our sincerest condolences.
April 15th, 2016 12:44 pm
Dear Family and friends of Annabelle, It is sad that Annabelle has left our presence. That we won't hear her voice of cheer or see her smile. But she is and always will be in our hearts and fondest of memories. May the Lord Jesus comfort you with a peace you have never known before! Thank you for letting us share this time with you.
Helen & Chris Ogioba
April 15th, 2016 7:22 am
We very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Christopher O'NEILL
April 15th, 2016 5:59 am
I am so sorry for your loss and will miss her warm friendly greetings on sunday mornings. May our good Lord comfort your dear souls during your time of mourning. Love bro. Chris
Emilio and Mary Guido
April 14th, 2016 6:46 pm
Annabelle will be missed. Always cheery, despite her challenges. We hope her family will be comforted to know how much she inspired others with her strength. That spirit can only come from knowing Jesus. Annabelle has run the race, and captured the crown. Rest in peace Annabelle.
Liz K
April 13th, 2016 6:23 pm
I am sorry for your loss. Annabelle had a kind warm heart and a bright smile and I will really miss seeing her in church. She is loved by many. We can rejoice that she is whole and healed and living eternally in the joy of the Lord Jesus. I'm praying for peace and comfort for your family.
Pastor John
April 13th, 2016 2:16 pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Annabelle expressed an unique joy in spite of her suffering. Her smile will always be remembered and missed. 1 Thes. 4:13-18
Sharon Larks
April 13th, 2016 1:23 pm
Annabelle's church "family" indeed wishes her biological family strength and peace through this difficult time. Those of us who have lost close loved ones sympathize with the hurt you are feeling. Annabelle now is in the arms of her gracious Savior and loving Lord Jesus whom she knew so well. Many of us recognize how Annabelle "wore" her wheelchair and scooter with grace. She is indeed a very special lady who will fit right in with the others in heaven crying "holy, holy, holy is the Lord!"
Michael and Geralyn Downey
April 12th, 2016 11:04 am
Rusty and family we are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Mike And Geri
Gene, Robert & Charles
April 11th, 2016 11:08 pm
Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. We will miss her as a neighbor. May God be with you all in your time of need.
Terry Cyphers
April 11th, 2016 7:00 pm
Rusty, Charles, Jeff and families, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Mom always had a wonderful smile & laugh. I have a lot of good memories of your Mom & Dad.
Joan and Frederick Melberger
April 11th, 2016 2:41 pm
Our sincere condolences to the family. Annabelle was such a good and sincere friend. We will miss her very much. Sending much love and prayers.
Frank and Helen Kowalick
April 11th, 2016 2:17 pm
Charles, Jeff and family - Our deepest sympathy to you both and your families. Annabelle was the sweetest and kindest person we knew. She will be deeply missed. Helen and Frank Kowalick
Judy Mattson
April 10th, 2016 9:05 am
Charlie and Debbie, Rusty, Jeff, and family, words are never adequate during a time of grieving pain. I've been where you are. You know what Annabelle would say about letting God take care of you. I pray that this is not goodbye for us with you and that you will come to the church that Annabelle loved for so many years. Much love and many prayers.
Lester and Joy Snyder, Sr.
April 10th, 2016 7:53 am
We are so saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend of many years and Les's classmate, Annabelle. Such a lovely person and friend. Our Sincere Sympathy to the entire family. She will be very much missed. Joy and Lester Snyder
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