Joseph Arthur "Joe" Rhines (1936 - 2014)

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Joseph Arthur "Joe" Rhines went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. He was 78 years old.
He was born June 18, 1936, in Richardsville. He lived his entire life on Moore Bridge Road, Brookville. Joseph served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1960. He married Edith Smith on June 18, 1959. They celebrated 55 years of wedded bliss this past June.
Joe was a self-employed beef farmer and retired in 2006. He farmed with his wife and they raised six children. Joe enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, riding ATVs and traveling out west.
Joe was a man of great principles. He was loved and adored by his family, friends, and neighbors. Joe would help anyone in need. He was a joking and fun-loving man. He went through many trials but he remained strong through them all. He was an inspiration of hope, strength and courage to many people including his children. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mary McLaughlin Rhines, and his brother, Donald P. Rhines.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Smith Rhines and his six children: Ellen (Ken) Chamberlin of Brockway, Susan (Allan) Seigworth of Brookville, Rose (John) Nelen of Luthersburg, June (Wayne) Richards of Timblin, John (Jen) Rhines of Richardsville and Carl (MaryBeth) Rhines of Brookville. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren: Michael (Jenny) Chamberlin, Julie (Timothy) Ianno, Brenda (Bob) Mishler, Eric (Rachel) Chamberlin, Ryan (Annie) Chamberlin, Ashley (Brian) Hauser, Becky (Patrick) Berger, Megan (Ryan) Burley, Gretchen Seigworth, Shawn Nelen, Randy Nelen, Abigail Richards, RJ Rhines and Matthew Rhines; and five great-grandchildren: Katelyn and Michelle Chamberlin, Noelle Ianno, Dylan Chamberlin and Brooke Berger.
Visitation be held from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today, Sunday, Oct. 12, at the McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13 at the funeral home. The Rev. Kent Haines will be officiating. Burial will follow at Riggs Cemetery in Richardsville. There will be a meal following the service at the Richardsville Community Center.
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McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
345 Main St
Brookville, PA 15825
(814) 849-7375
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Published in The Courier Express from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2014
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