Mary Ellen "MeMe" Renaud

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- October 15, 2019
Born in St. Louis City, MO
Resided in Lake St. Louis, MO

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Mary Ellen “MeMe” Renaud, (nee: Paige) of Lake Saint Louis, MO, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Beloved wife of Paul R. Renaud; cherished daughter of the late Francis and Ruth Paige; devoted mother of Paul (Mary Beth) Renaud, Mark (Karla) Renaud, Tom (Sandy) Renaud, Greg (Jeanne) Renaud, Michelle (Robert) Burnette, Matthew (Jeannie) Renaud, Christine (Olon) Williams; loving grandmother of thirty-two grandchildren, treasured great-grandmother of twenty-five+; dear sister of seven siblings. She was preceded in death by four siblings.

Mary Ellen was a member of Assumption Catholic Church. She loved working as a volunteer in her community. Mary Ellen loved serving her large family. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made in Mary Ellen's name to National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Guestbook Entries

  1. Mary Peters October 16, 2019 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    candle 1What a Angel on Earth and now one in Heaven. Love,hugs and prayers sending to everyone. Sweet Jesus hold this beautiful family in your loving arms in the days ahead.

  2. Joe And Gina Bennett October 16, 2019 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    What a lovely woman beautiful inside and out !! Loved life and was dearly loved !! She will be missed by so many!!

    Prayer for her beloved husband and family.

  3. Dee King October 16, 2019 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Always a kind word for all. Enjoyed visiting with her on grandparents day at St. Dominic. She was a sweet person. Prayers for her family.

    • Sheri wiltse October 16, 2019 at 6:45 pm - Reply

      What an amazing woman, who gave so much to her community. Peace to all family and friends.

  4. Libbey Tucker October 16, 2019 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    candle 1I called her my “bonus mom” because she was such a friend and mentor to me. We had so many heart to hearts, so many laughs, and lunches and we enjoyed seeing many shows at the Fox together. I will miss her beautiful smile, her calling me “babe” and her nurturing spirit.

  5. Shawn Brown October 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    candle 4Knew her for a short time 6 mts but that i knew she loved life and all the kids she had she spoke about them all the time we will all miss her and RIP lady

  6. John, Marilyn and Lucas Provine October 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    My heart goes out to all of the Renaud family at the loss of one of the loveliest ladies who was a friend to so many. Her lively spirit will live on forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Angelia Ward October 16, 2019 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    You hear of families having a matriarch well that is what Mary Ellen was! Such a driving positive force! She raised such great children and grandchildren she was an example to many. Prayers for all of you during these tough days ahead. She always always had a smile for everyone! Thinking of your family.

  8. Fieselmans October 16, 2019 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    candle 1The sweetest person I have ever met. So loving, so kind, so thoughtful, so giving. She will be missed. Our hearts go out to all of the family at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ❤️

    • Kathy Costigan October 16, 2019 at 6:48 pm - Reply

      candle 7I am so sorry for the family.I may only have known her through social media but her kind and inspirational words meant so much to me. My sincere condolences to all who knew her. May she rest in peace.

  9. Linda Brown October 16, 2019 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Although I never knew Mary Ellen directly, she was the aunt of my nephew by marriage, John Pollihan. We were Facebook friends and I could tell she was the loveliest and most beloved woman. My condolences to the family.

    • Sharon & Conan Stott October 16, 2019 at 8:35 pm - Reply

      candle 8Mary Ellen was an exceptional lady — beyond the best — a gem. We are so sorry for your family’s loss. We will miss her smiling face. May your memories bring you peace.

  10. Jo Stahl October 16, 2019 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your family’s loss…. what a wonderful family she created!!! Prayers for all of you.

  11. Linda Oates October 16, 2019 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss! The world has lost a beautiful soul! I worked with her on the health and wellness committee. Such a neat lady full of love and smiles! My prayers are with all of you! Linda Oates🤗🙏🏻

  12. Carol Davis October 16, 2019 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Mary Ellen was a gift to this world. Never saw her without a smile and a laugh. She will be missed by all her knew her.

  13. Joyce Schuette October 16, 2019 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Our hearts and hugs are with you as well as prayers to all family and friends on the loss of Mary Ellen. She was a great lady and will be missed by everyone who knew her! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  14. Brandy Bradley October 16, 2019 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    candle 1I enjoyed every moment I spent with her. She was a go getter who always brought a smile to my face.

  15. Marge Fletcher October 16, 2019 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Mary Ellen you always had a smile for me over the 30yrs. I have known you. You will be missed. Big Hugs – Fly High Precious Lady. 🤗❤️

  16. Joan (Ell) Cotton October 16, 2019 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Prayers & heartfelt sympathy to the whole Renaud & Page families. She was a joy to always see, made you laugh or smile every time you seen her. She lived life to the fullest. I know all of you will miss her dearly.

    • The Lee Family October 16, 2019 at 8:53 pm - Reply

      candle 1Sending prayers and hugs to the entire family! Heaven has surely gained an amazing angel. She was such beautiful Meme, Mother, and friend to all she met! Our family will forever smile when we remember her.

  17. Marilyn Cook October 16, 2019 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    candle 1Mary Ellen I know you’ll shine your love through the clouds and folks will feel your smile, Rest Easy Dear Lady.

  18. Pam Laurianti October 16, 2019 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Mary Ellen, made my family feel so at home when we moved to Lake Saint Louis. We worked out together several times a week to Jane Fonda Aerobics. We laughed so hard, I think we burned more calories from laughing than working out! It is hard for me to believe she is gone. Such a vibrant personality and such a caring person. I am praying for all who loved her. God bless you all in the difficult days ahead.

  19. Amy Hays October 16, 2019 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    MeMe was a lovely person. She made me feel like I was one of the family when I was with her grandkids! She will be missed!

  20. Pam Fogarty October 16, 2019 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    candle 7Prayers for her wonderful family. I loved her dearly. She did so much for the community. I will never forget her. She was such an inspiration. She was truly an angel on earth.

  21. Brian Dawson October 16, 2019 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    I met Mary playing poker. I new her through one her sons Matthew. She I shared few words but they where kind and jovial. She had such a positive presence wherever you found her. And with lasting effect. She has great children of which I have had the complete honor of meeting all of them. They are a true testament to what a great person she was. Always positive never demeaning. She had such a realistic down to earth but classy way. I don’t have to say how much she is missed. A true Patriarch.

  22. Carla October 16, 2019 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    candle 1You are so loved and will be so very missed. Just thinking about not seeing your beautiful smile and receiving your loving hugs makes me cry. You touched so many lives. Thank you for always being a positive role model and for always glorifying God through good times and in tragedy. You sweet Mary Ellen were the tops ❤️❤️

  23. Robert Hussey October 16, 2019 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    candle 1I am proud to call her family. She always enthusiastically introduced me at various events by saying, “do you know this is my nephew.” You will be missed.

  24. Ellen Beier October 16, 2019 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Sending my love and prayers to all of Mary Ellen’s family. Her vibrant spirit will be so deeply missed.

  25. Regina (Reggie) Jenkins October 16, 2019 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    candle 7I believe Mary Ellen was one of Ocharleys first guests ❤️ You never , ever saw her without that gorgeous smile and always looking beautiful with her makeup perfect and as my Mom would say “‘dressed to the nines “ you will be missed Mary Ellen , of course to me you were always MRS Renaud 💜 Godspeed to one of the sweetest women I ever met

  26. Bob and Sherry Whitely October 16, 2019 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    candle 7Our love and prayers are with each of Mary Ellen’s family. May God be with each of you as you hold Mary Ellen in your heart with fond and lasting memories.

  27. Denise Gould October 16, 2019 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful woman and friend. Prayers for her family.

  28. Sandy Grassmuck October 16, 2019 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    candle 1Home just won’t be the same without Mary Ellen across the street. One absolutely amazing lady. She knew everything going on in this neighborhood – not because she was a nosy neighbor but because she truly cared about everyone in the neighborhood. I have said many times, my claim to fame is living across the street from Mary Ellen Renaud. She would always say to me “see you at home, honey”. People would look puzzled and we would just giggle. She was always on the go and so full of life. Made everyone feel like they were the most important person in the room. She will be missed by so many. Prayers for everyone that she has touched. Amazing woman.

  29. Teri Seiler October 16, 2019 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    candle 1You couldn’t help but be happy when you were around Mary Ellen. Just a cheerful spirit with a loving heart for everyone she met. It was an honor and a privilege to know this wonderful woman. Prayers of peace to the Renaud family.

  30. Marilyn Hardy October 16, 2019 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    candle 1Mary Ellen.
    What a wonderful lady. Loved all she came in contact with and those she didn’t .
    Smiles for miles. Loved unconditionally.
    Prayers to all in her family.

  31. Nick and Lisa Ward October 17, 2019 at 6:11 am - Reply

    candle 1So sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady, always wearing a great big smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  32. Susan Rufkahr October 17, 2019 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Such a sweet, sweet lady. She will be missed.

  33. Carol Nicholson October 17, 2019 at 9:39 am - Reply

    So sorry for this family’s loss. They have lost a wonderfully kind spirit. Never saw her without a smile on her face. My prayers are with the family.

    • Audrey Yarbrough October 17, 2019 at 2:38 pm - Reply

      Mary Ellen was a beautiful caring and compassionate lady! She championed so many wonderful missions in our community that made St.Charles county a great place to live. She will be missed.

      Prayers to all who loved her!

  34. Jana Hutcheson October 17, 2019 at 10:30 am - Reply


    You are in my thoughts and prayers as well as your entire family. I know you all have so many memories to cling to and hold in your heart. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Jana Hutcheson

  35. Steve Mitchell October 17, 2019 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Our thoughts are with the entire Renaud family. She was such a great women, and brightened up every room she was in….

  36. Doris & Jerry Hirtz October 17, 2019 at 11:54 am - Reply

    So devastated to hear the news of this beautiful person who had such a beautiful soul. My heartfelt sympathy to all of her family

  37. George & Millie Dames October 17, 2019 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    To all the Renaud Family, so sorry to hear of Mary Ellen’s passing. She will be sorely missed by so many. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during these dark hours and this difficult time! May she rest in peace!!!!!!

  38. Diane Mason October 17, 2019 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful woman, heart & soul. Mary Ellen always made everyone feel welcomed and always had a bright smile on her face. She will surely be missed and my thoughts & prayers are with the entire Renaud family.

  39. Kathy Rrynolds October 17, 2019 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    My heart is broken. Mary Ellen was so full of life. My
    Love goes out to Paul and Tom and the redt if the family. Rest in peace my friend

  40. Marilyn Pavia October 17, 2019 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of her loss. She was a friend and had so much life to give to others. I know she will be dearly missed. Sympathy and prayers to all her family.

  41. Sandy Sachs, St. Dominic family October 17, 2019 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    I met Mary Ellen about 18 years ago, but when I would run into her she would talk to me like we had been friends for a lifetime. Just a wonderful caring lady, who would shine when I asked about her grandchildren. Her family & St. Charles county area has lost a wonderful woman! My prayers are with each & everyone of you.

  42. Mike, Belinda, Quentin, Skeeter & Calvin Laws October 17, 2019 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    candle 7Hearts are a bit heavier today hearing of Mary Ellen’s passing. Heaven is an even better place because one the most welcoming, loving people I’ve had the pleasure to have known has joined the party. Our sympathies to all of her family & scores of friends. She will indeed be missed. Our love to all.

  43. Joi Niedner October 18, 2019 at 9:55 am - Reply

    candle 2Mary Ellen was a loving and delightful woman. It was a honor know Mary Ellen. Her spirit of community giving was inspiring .

  44. Kathleen (Hamilton) Morris October 18, 2019 at 10:46 am - Reply

    I knew from Mercy High School, and ran into her once at the Columns. She was a very nice person and very friendly person. . My prayers go out to the family. I lost my husband 22 years ago, so I know the suffering you feel. Know that God is with you and He will sustain you. He will take care of Mary Ellen. Have a safe journey dear classmate.

  45. Dane herzog (Schappe) October 18, 2019 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Paul Renaud I am Diane (Schappe) Herzog.
    I am sorry for you loss of MaryEllen. I know that she is in better place.
    She is ANGAL in Heaven and looking over you.

  46. Diane Harzog October 18, 2019 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Diane Herzog October 18,2019
    I am sorry for your loss if MaryEllen. I am (Alma Schappe) oldish daughter.
    Mary Ellen is in a better place. She in heaven.
    You have ANGEL in heaven looking over all of you.

  47. Pat Lifritz October 18, 2019 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Mary Ellen was one of the sweetest lady I knew.
    I loved her inspiring post on FB every day.
    So sorry for your loss,
    Praying for her family…

  48. Debbi Franklin October 18, 2019 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    candle 7I only knew Mrs.Mary for a few days, but I felt like I’ve known her for a lifetime. I will always remember her and her entire loving family. Sending my condolences to her dearest family & friends

    • Mark Renaud October 20, 2019 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      Debbie, you were an awesome nurse for our mother! You fit right into our family, and now we all consider you part of our family.
      Your care, your love, your kindness, and your sweet countenance will be long remembered. May our Lord bless you as much as you’ve blessed our family!
      Mark Renaud for the whole gang!

  49. Jude & Terry Freeman October 18, 2019 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    So sorry for the entire family.RIP

  50. Russell Alan Roark October 19, 2019 at 6:09 am - Reply

    Going to miss her and the Early Ford V8 Club will also miss her a lot, hope that Paul can join us for lunch again soon.

  51. Laurie Stump October 19, 2019 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    candle 7Blessed to have known and loved you. 💕 Condolence to your family 🌺

  52. Carolyn Hoffman October 19, 2019 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    My sincere condolences to Mary Ellen’s family.

  53. Bettye & John Glenn October 20, 2019 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    We send our heartfelt condolences and prayers for comfort & peace to family and friends. Mary was a cherished colleague and friend, whom I shall miss dearly. She was so warm and sincere, with a disarming and comforting smile that will never be forgotten. The dash between her birth and passing was a life well lived and will be measured by what she gave! RIH.

  54. Peggy F Langdon October 20, 2019 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I will that smiling face. Always gracious, loved life and loved people. I know she will be missed by all those who knew her.

  55. Bob O’Brien and Dianne Isbell October 20, 2019 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    MARY Ellen — a special person — always a lady — always kind and sincere to everyone. We cherish the times we spent talking to her and being with her. She will always remain in our hearts. We are grateful to have known her.

  56. Sue Ann Burke October 21, 2019 at 7:31 am - Reply

    candle 7Hey Girl…I loved you Mary Ellen.
    I will miss you dearly. I never met a more genuine caring woman. You loved life with such a zest. I admired your constant positivity and the way you made everyone feel when they were around you. The room was always brighter when you were there
    My deepest sympathies for your family who will be left to feel the hole you have left in their hearts and lives. I pray you and your new angel friends will bring them comfort and peace until you all meet again. I’m honored to have known you. 💕💔💕
    Sue Ann

  57. The Larabee Family October 21, 2019 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Our sincere condolences to the entire family! Mary Ellen was a friend to everyone she knew or met through her family, other friends, or social media. All will remember her kindness, positivity and gentle soul. May the love of God and all who surround you during the difficult times ahead bring you peace beyond all understanding as you remember Mary Ellen. may God wrap you all in his loving arms

  58. Jeanette Oldenburg October 21, 2019 at 10:30 am - Reply

    candle 7I’m so sorry for your loss. big hugs from the Colorado oldenburgs

  59. Dana Kiely October 21, 2019 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mary Ellen was the most kind – hearted sweet lady. Keep the many great memories close to your heart. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers for all of the family during this difficult time.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Dana & Mike Kiely & Family

  60. The Bloomfield family October 21, 2019 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Our sincerest condolences to the entire Renaud Family.

  61. Sue Neiswenter Brittain October 21, 2019 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    candle 8I am so sorry for your loss. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  62. Genie Allen October 21, 2019 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    To the Renaud family, my deepest sympathy – I remember Mrs. Renaud from St. Patrick days, she truly loved and cared for her family.

  63. Bob Schuler October 21, 2019 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    We loved MeMe and her positive attitude! We really enjoyed playing poker with her and her love for having fun! She was so proud of her family! Every time we saw her, she made us feel like we were part of her family and we were just friends. Kim and I talk about her and want to model our lives after her with such an amazing family, friends, and love for life. We will miss her beautiful smile and laugh!

  64. Bev Wooler October 21, 2019 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Thoughts and prayers to all the family. A wonderful woman inside and out Mary Ellen will be greatly missed

  65. Mark Becker October 22, 2019 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I just got back from vacation and learned of Mary Ellen’s passing this morning. I didn’t know her well, but had the pleasure of sitting next to Mary Ellen at a few advisory board meetings of Garden View Care Center. I found her to be a remarkable woman. Matt, Paul & family…my condolences.

  66. Melinda Crews October 22, 2019 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    The very first person I met at Assumption Parish was Mary Ellen, I will never forget her sweet smile and kindness. I remember one Sunday being late walking into church, she was in the back and she reached out and took my hand, smiled. Sweet lady…you will be missed. In the arms of Jesus 🙏

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