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Vivian Rentz Barnett
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  • Advent Lutheran Church
    3347 Rivers Avenue
    North Charleston, SC 29405

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“Vivian and Bill were the best neighbors a young family could have asked for when we lived next door 6 years ago. So saddened to hear of Vivian's...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Davis Whitfield-Cargile - Brevard, NC

“Uncle Billy. I was so sad to hear of the loss of Aunt Vivian. The years and distance did not diminish the way I thought of you. Both of you were so...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Joyce (Rentz) Wright - Suamico, WI

“Uncle Billy and family. I am sorry for the loss of Aunt Vivian. Though I haven't lived in Charleston for the past 50 plus years, I have fond memories...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Joyce Wright - Suamico, WI

“Uncle Billy and family, I was sorry to hear of the loss and Aunt Vivian. Though I didn't see much of you over the years I often thought of you both...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Joyce Wright - Green Bay, WI

“Uncle William,I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Aunt Vivian and you. Mt Mom(Jun e) and Aunt Doris talked of her often with us. She...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Carol Robey - Goose Creek, SC

“It was an honor and privilege to have known you Ms Vivian. RIP. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Cookie Sewell - Ravenel, SC

“Uncle Bill,So saddened by the Lost of Aunt Vivian and our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time of your lost.She was always...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Donald Rentz - Cantonment, FL

“I will miss you Aunt Vivian. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Poll


Vivian Rentz Barnett, 93, of Charleston, South Carolina, passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Her funeral service will be held Friday, August 31, 2018 in Advent Lutheran Church, 3347 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in J. HENRY STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL and Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 in Advent Church.

Vivian was born December 3, 1924 in North Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of Little Berry Rentz and Catherine Gooding Rentz. She was a retired bookkeeper for Citizens and Southern National Bank and had been a member of Hampton Park Baptist Church, St. Andrews Lutheran Church, which she served as financial secretary, and Advent Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 75 years, William C. Barnett; son William C. Barnett, Jr. (Susan) of Broomfield, CO; and daughter, Marilyn Barnett (Gary Bachlund) of Berlin, Germany as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four siblings, Lucile Whetsell, Beatrice Mazyck, Cecil Rentz and William Rentz.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Advent Lutheran Church.