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Carolyn Rendleman, wife of Logan College board member, dies after lengthy illness

  • Jake and Carolyn Rendleman with the plaque during the ceremony dedicating the Jacob "Jake" Rendleman Laboratory at JALC in March.

    Jake and Carolyn Rendleman with the plaque during the ceremony dedicating the Jacob "Jake" Rendleman Laboratory at JALC in March.
    Courtesy of Steve O'Keefe/JALC

 
SUBMITTED BY STEVE O’KEEFE
John A. Logan College
Posted on 9/29/2021, 12:01 AM

CARTERVILLE -- Carolyn Rendleman, the wife of longtime John A. Logan College Board of Trustee Member Jake Rendleman, passed away on Monday, Sept. 27, after a long illness.

"Jake and Carolyn Rendleman were a team," said board chairman Bill Kilquist. "They have faithfully supported this College and several other charities and organizations, but most importantly, they faithfully supported each other. Her passing is a tremendous loss to the John A. Logan College family."

Carolyn was a retired schoolteacher. She and Jake were married for 58 years and have two daughters, Amy Schwendemann and Susan Dennison, and four grandchildren. Like Carolyn and Jake, both daughters are educators.

Carolyn was present in March when the College dedicated the Jacob "Jake" Rendleman Laboratory, where she spoke about her husband and their marriage. JALC President Kirk Overstreet remembered Carolyn Rendleman's remarks on that night.

"Despite the difficulties of her illness, she stood and said that Jake was her all. I distinctly remember the look on his face that expressed the feeling was mutual," said Overstreet.

Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke is handling the services.

Visitation will be at 4 p.n. on Sunday, Oct. 3, and the service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4.

 
 
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