|Mildred I. "Renne" Sottos, 79, of Galesburg Terrace, formerly of 1232 Bridge Ave., Galesburg, died at 12:19 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born August 17, 1930 in Galesburg, the daughter of George and Lula Chambers Nelson. She married Sam Sottos on September 26, 1947 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1988.
She is survived by two daughters, Becky Sottos and Debbie Hendricks-Golliher (and Arlie), both of Galesburg, three grandchildren, Christina Hendricks, Sam (and Andrea) Sottos, and Tammy (and Darin) Johnson, four great granddaughters, Madison Grace Sottos, Sadie Rae Sottos, Brianna Sue German, and Brittany Rae German, and two brothers, Robert (and Shirley) Nelson and John Nelson, both of Galesburg. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sandra Kay in 1949, a brother, Sonny Nelson, and a sister, Doris Bern.
Renne owned and operated the Country Cafe and Coffee Corner restaurants in Galesburg. She was also the coordinator for R & S Bingo Tours and had worked at Midwest Plastics. She had lived in Galesburg her entire life. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and was a Senior Regent with the Moose Lodge. Renne enjoyed playing bingo and riverboat gambling.
Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Joseph Presley will officiate. Visitation will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.