Remembering +Renee Buettner
Maurine "Renee" Buettner was born on March 4, 1948 and died on January 15, 2019. In between, she carved out a legacy in Northeast Baltimore that will be long remembered. She and her loving husband Jerry were pillars of the community at St. Francis of Assisi Church and School for many years. In addition to sending their three daughters to the school, Renee also worked extensively with youth ministry, spiritual life, and youth athletics.
Among her many notable accomplishments was to found the Mayfield Christian Preschool, which started as a cooperative neighborhood effort sponsored by St. Francis and St. Matthew's, and which ultimately was absorbed into the main operations of St. Francis of Assisi School.
In the years since its founding, SFA Preschool has become a leader in the region for excellence in Early Childhood Education, and has been recognized by the state at Level 5, the highest available rating, in the Maryland EXCELS program. This is the gold standard for child care excellence in the state, and today's program is proud to carry on Miss Renee's legacy.
Please see below for some of the tributes that have been written in honor of Renee Buettner and her legacy of love and service to the community.
Donations to the school are also accepted in Renee's memory by clicking below.
Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord,
And let perpetual light shine upon her.
May her soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed
Through the Mercy of God, Rest in peace. Amen