Alice Elizabeth Frederici Reneau, 106, Independence, Mo., formerly of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 19, 2008, at the Rosewood Health Center at The Groves in Independence.

Alice was born October 18, 1901, in North Platte, Neb., to Francis and Mary (Buck) Frederici, and spent her early life in Nebraska before moving to Council Bluffs in 1933. She spent her early life as a wife, mother and homemaker. During World War II, she supported the war effort by working in the factory of World Radio in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Later in life, she worked in retail sales. She was an accomplished seamstress and was known for making wedding dresses for her granddaughters. She also enjoyed knitting, ceramics and cooking. She was an active member of the Community of Christ Church in Council Bluffs Central, where she was active in church women’s groups and was in charge of the fellowship dinners. She also, along with her husband, were guides for the Pottawatomie County Jail in Council Bluffs. She was married to Floyd I. Reneau for more than 71 years before he passed away in 1992.

Her survivors include a son, James Reneau and his wife, Joan, of Independence; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. She was the last survivor of nine children and the only surviving niece of Louise Frederici Cody and William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Rasmussen, and three sons, Robert Reneau, Donald Reneau and Phillip Reneau.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, Independence, 816-373-3600. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at