Obituary: Renata Lynn (Hoggatt) VanMeter

December 16, 1983 – July 18, 2020

Renata Lynn (Hoggatt) VanMeter, 65, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born December 27, 1954, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Rex and Norma (Forler) Hoggatt.  She married Roy Eugene “Rick” VanMeter December 16, 1983.

Renata was homemaker and a graduate of Monrovia High School in 1973.  She was a member of the Bedford congregation of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Renata enjoyed her family and was faithful to her church.  She was a loving mother.

Survivors include her husband, Rick VanMeter of Bedford; children, Jamie Chastain of Bedford, Terri Keith of Bedford, Christy Cooper of Bedford, Chad (Britini Roberts) Falco of Mitchell; grandchildren, Justin Scott (Danielle) Chastain, Christopher Chastain, Aaron Joseph (Kaleigh) Chastain, Jessa (Brian) Sorrells, Jackie Joe (Carol Moore) Keith, Trisha Keith, Jeremy Rick Lee Vaught, Breanna (Mason) Zepeda, John William Cooper III, Reilly “Pumpkin” Cooper, Shane VanMeter, Leah (Bobby) Philpot, Nathanial Busch, Brendon Glasgow, Eli Glasgow; 17 great-grandchildren; siblings, Douglas Hoggatt of  Tennessee, William Knight II of Texas.

Her father; mother, Norma Knight; daughter Kelly VanMeter; grandson, Cody Eugene Keith; great-granddaughter, McKayla Lynn Chastain; and brother, Darrell Hoggatt,  preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Friday, July 24, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Doug Kimble officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.  The family requests that masks be worn.

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