Showalter, Rena

Credit: File

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SHOWALTER, Rena Hendricks

September 1, 1924 – December 31, 2020

Rena Hendricks Showalter, 96, of Sandy Springs, Georgia, was called home to be with the Lord on December 31st, 2020. Rena was reunited with her second love, Calvin, where they are both safely in the arms of their greatest love, Jesus Christ, their Lord and Savior. Rena was greatly loved by all who knew her. Rena was blessed to have been married to her beloved husband, Calvin, for 68 years. She lived in Largo, Florida the last two years of her life, having lived in Sandy Springs most of her adult life. Rena loved the Lord and was a faithful member of North Atlanta Church of Christ, where she served in several capacities, including her favorite, the head of the infant nursery room. Rena was born in Lewisburg, Tennessee. After the early passing of her parents, she was raised in The Tennessee Children's Orphans Home with her three siblings. After graduation from high school, she earned her B.S. degree from David Lipscomb University and then obtained her Master's Degree in Chemistry and Home Economics from George Peabody University in Nashville, Tennessee. Rena loved her family and friends and always had something positive and uplifting to say. She was a meticulous homemaker who always had a home cooked meal waiting and flowers blooming. Rena was the most kind, generous and nurturing soul to everyone who met her and, she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Rena is preceded in death by her husband, Calvin C. Showalter, her parents, John Allie and Dixie Harmon Hendricks, her sister, Elaine H. Cooper and son-in-law Patrick John Nailos. She is survived by brothers, Dale Hendricks, of Moses Lake, Washington and Fred Hendricks of Seattle, Washington; daughter, Diane Nailos, of Clearwater, Florida; grandson, Heath (Kristin) Nailos of Oakland, Florida and great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Heath Jr. and Kendall, as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will have a graveside service at Arlington Memorial Park. Bill Long will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Tennessee Children's Home, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174. Heaven has gained an angel. Arrangements by Sandy Springs Chapel 136 Mount Vernon Hwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404-255-8511

Funeral Home Information

Sandy Springs Chapel