Patricia Ann Polk Rentz

Patricia Ann Polk Rentz, 75, of Beaufort, SC passed away Thursday, August 8, 2013 in West Palm Beach, FL after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in The Baptist Church of Beaufort with interment in Hopewell Cemetery in Hampton, SC.

Patricia, a member of The Baptist Church of Beaufort, co-owned Creative Interiors of Beaufort with her husband Steady Randolph Rentz, Sr. for many years before retiring in the 1990’s. She earned an Associate’s degree from the University of South Carolina Beaufort, was a member of the American Business Women’s Association, the Beaufort Squares square dancing club and the Parris Island Staff Wives Club. In more recent years, Pat enjoyed many crafts, drama club, scrabble, bible study and good Christian fellowship.  She founded a bible study group in Century Village, West Palm Beach, FL where she has been residing for the last two years.

She is survived by her brother, James K. Polk of Springhill, FL, her children, Hoyt Smith of Loxahatchee, FL; Stephen Smith of Beaufort, SC and Adrienne Clippenger of Oxford, AL; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Pat is preceded in death by her husband Sgt. Maj. Steady Randolph Rentz, Sr., SC Army National Guard, as well as her step-children, Steady Randolph Rentz, Jr. and Jill Rentz.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

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