Ruth Ann Rinehart
1942 - 2016
BORN
1942
DIED
2016
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Evansville, IN
Ruth Ann Rinehart

Evansville, Indiana

Ruth Ann Rinehart, 74, of Evansville, is at home with her Lord and Savior and those who grieve her loss know she is at rest and at peace. She passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016, along with her son, David Rinehart, and granddaughter, Sophie Rinehart. She was born March 10, 1942, in Evansville, to the late Warren and Ruth Girton.

She was an active member of Crossroads Christian Church, participating in Crossroads Choir, Prime Time Senior Ministry, and Bible study group. She was also a member of NEA, ISTA, ETA, Phi Mu Alpha Sorority, SAI Music Fraternity, and neighborhood bridge club. Ruth Ann was also an accompanist at several area churches, a member of the YWCA board of directors, and actively supported the Evansville Rescue Mission. She was a vocal music teacher for EVSC, teaching at Harper and Dexter Elementary Schools. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Evansville College in 1964 and her Master of Arts in Music Education in 1968 from Indiana State University. She was an avid reader, gave private piano lessons, loved everything related to her family, and was the consummate grandmother. She instilled the love of music and the arts, not only to her children but to countless others.

Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Ruth Girton; mother and father-in-law, Cecil and Emily Rinehart; and brother-in-law, Richard Rinehart.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gary Rinehart; son, Shawn (Hannah) Rinehart; daughter, Sara (Chad) Rinehart McAtee; daughter-in-law, Lucinda Rinehart; grandchildren, Tatem, Jonas, and Scarlett Rinehart, Ellison, Ayden, and Adler McAtee, Josie and Rylie Rinehart; brother, David Girton; sisters-in-law, Kathy Rinehart, Jan McCollum, and Cathy Hanson; brother-in-law, Lonnie Rinehart; nieces and nephews, Megan Malchioni, Haley Girton, Katie Brucks, Christopher Hanson, Kristin Laszlo, Jenny and David Rinehart.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Crossroads Christian Church, officiated by Pastor Ken Idleman and Pastor Todd Bussey, with private burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM and Thursday from 10:00 AM until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the David and Sophie Rinehart Memorial Fund at any Fifth Third Bank location. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.

Published by Courier Press on Nov. 16, 2016.
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It was with a saddened heart that I just yesterday read of the terrible accident that claimed the lives of Ruth Ann and David and his daughter.

So many memories of the Rineharts and Girtons at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church during those years we all hung out together welcoming our children into the world. God has now seen fit to allow three more to enter into His Kingdom.

Please accept our heart-felt prayers and condolences. Words can err express all that has transpired. May God hold you in the palm of His hand can comfort you.

Paul, Sharon, Brandon, Maisie & Nathan Sluder
Jacksonville, FL
November 30, 2016
Mr. Rinehart and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your devastating loss, and extend our condolences to you all. Knowing that they knew Jesus and are now in His arms is a comfort that surpasses our earthly understanding. Our prayers continue for your family.
Julie, Cari, Sonya & Bill Lawton
November 18, 2016
Sara,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Marc Fitzgerald
November 18, 2016
Gary & Rinehart family - we were so sorry to hear of your terrible loss.... May you always remember the good times during the coming days and they will bring you comfort.... May our Heavenly Father wrap His loving arms around each of you and bring you Peace that passes all understanding ... We remember Ruth Ann and David from our Oak Hill Presbyterian Church family...and you Gary teaching our daughters at Vogel.... All our Love & Prayers - Gary & Barbara
Gary & Barbara Lehr
November 17, 2016
Gary, Lucinda, Shawn, and Sara; I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope time will provide peace for you.
Matt Potter
November 17, 2016
Gary, Lucinda, Shawn, and Sara; I am so sorry for your loss. I hope time will provide peace for you.
Matt Potter
November 17, 2016
Sorry for your family's loss. Ruth Ann's mother, Ruth Girton was a senior aide at my library, Willard Library back in the '90's, and Ruth Ann would come by for her mother on occasion. May it comfort you to know that we share your grief, and that the lord also is there in our time of need.
John Scheer
Willard Library
John Scheer
November 17, 2016
Mrs. Rinehart taught me to play the piano. She stuck with me once a week for seven years. Her love of hymns and Christmas music always stuck with me. Thank you. Praying for family.
Cara Kulenkamp-Shreve
November 17, 2016
Gary, my deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family at this time of unbelievable loss. I remember so well the support you and Ruth Ann provided to our children as they performed together and grew into such talented young adults. May God comfort all of you and give you peace in the days ahead. Prayers from an old friend....
Pam Blessing
November 17, 2016
May our Heavenly Father envelop the Rinehart family in His loving arms as only He can. Mrs. Rinehart was our daughters' music teacher at Harper, and my co-workers are part of the Castle and CMK families. Your pain is inexpressible, but we know that we do not grieve as the world grieves, without hope. Comfort and peace to your entire family until you are reunited for all eternity.
Amy Sowders
November 16, 2016
Dear Mr. Rinehart and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I can't even begin to imagine what it might be like for you. Please know all of you are in my prayers. Sincerely, Marcia (Westenbarger) Schmidt (Vogel 1972-1980)
Marcia Schmidt
November 16, 2016
Ruth Ann was jewel. She played piano at Unity Church and we had the pleasure of knowing her and her musical gift. She spoke often about her son with so much love. She will be missed.
Jean & Wendy Becker
November 16, 2016
Gary and family, We are so sorry for your tragic loss. We offer prayers and our deepest sympathy. Bud Linville and Cathy Hammerstein-Linville
Cathy Hammerstein
November 16, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God wrap his arms around you
Donna ,Robin ,Ronald ,Robert Parson
November 16, 2016
Gary, and family, I am so very sorry for loss. Gary, you were my teacher at Vogel many years ago, it breaks my heart for you and your family. You are in our prayers.
Timberly (Carner) Brinker and family
Timberly Brinker
November 16, 2016
candace Nance
November 16, 2016
To all of the Rinehart and Girton family I am so sorry for your loss. Ruth Ann did so much for her community and her students from when she taught at Dexter speak so kindly of her and remember what a great music teacher she was. May God be with you at this time when you celebrate her life on this earth.
Candace Nance
Boonville IN
Candace Nance
November 16, 2016
Gary, David, and family,

Jody and I are heartbroken for your loss. I can't imagine the pain you are feeling.

We are praying for all of you.

Mike and Jody Farley
Mike Farley
November 16, 2016
My Dear David
I can't imagine the pain and loss of your family
But they are at Peace with our Dear Savior
GOD Heaven
Remembering You In Prayer
I Love You Dearly
JudyHockett
Judy Hockett
November 16, 2016
Dear Gary, I am shocked to find out about the terrible tragedy that has taken the lives of your family members. Please know that your fellow Vogel retired teachers and myself are here for you and let us know if there is anything we can do to be of help. My thoughts and prayers are with you and many good memories of time we spent teaching together. Mary Jane Robling, Ft. Myers Beach, FL
Mary Jane Robling
November 16, 2016
My sincerest sympathy and prayers for Gary Rinehart and his family. Mr. Rinehart, you were one of my teachers when I was a student at Vogel School (1971-1975).
Nancy Freels Datzman
November 15, 2016
Mr. Rinehart,
I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how painful this is for you and your family. Mrs. Rinehart was a lovely and gracious lady. My prayers are that God will give you peace.
Linda Stirsman
November 15, 2016
Prayers for comfort and strenth from God to the family! I have great memories of growing up in the neighborhood with Ruth and David. It is a blessing to see how many lives you have touched!
Vanessa Sumpter
November 15, 2016
I am praying for Gary and the whole Rinehart family! Ruth Ann was my music teacher and my piano teacher. She was a beautiful lady and is now making beautiful music in heaven.
Betsey Freyberger
November 15, 2016
I am So sorry for your loss, I went to church with ruth Ann. She was truly an amazing person and she will always be missed, but always remembered. I will always love you; God Bless! read the Dash poem, gets me through all things, plus God is on my side!
DJ Ehlert
November 15, 2016
Dear Mr. Reinhardt, I am so sorry to have heard of the passing of Mrs. Reinhart, your son and granddaughter. Mrs. Reinhart was the sweetest Lady and I always enjoyed when we stood outside between our two homes and just chatted. She spoke fondly of her grandchildren and you could see the love she had for her family. She will truly be missed. May the good Lord keep you and your family close in his heart and comfort you during this time of sorrow. You and the family are in my prayers and heart.
Marisa Reising
November 15, 2016
To the Rinehart family and loved ones, may you find peace in beautiful memories. You're in our many thoughts and prayers.
Randall and Erica Cooley
November 15, 2016
We are praying for the entire Rinehart family. Please find peace and strength knowing that your loved ones are with the Lord.
Tom and Jeanette Lacroix
November 15, 2016
Prayers for your family .
Julie turner Armstrong
November 15, 2016
Heaven has three more angels. I can only imagine how they are all dancing and singing before the Lord! Janie Gynn, Columbus, OHIO
Janie Gynn
November 15, 2016
Our condolences to the entire family. So very sorry for your pain.
Eddie, Laresa, Enso Tapia
November 15, 2016
Gary and family,
Praying for you. I did not know you well, but I knew David and Lucinda from KCC and Destiny. Just know you have been in our thoughts and prayers. I pray that God will carry you through this difficult time.
April Keelin
November 15, 2016
Sister, I know you were met with open arms by Jesus and I know your Daddy and Mother were right beside Him.

Oh, Sister, I love you with all of my heart and soul and there isn't a day that passes without me thinking of something or seeing something that reminds me of you and all the years you were the light in my world.

Thank you for always loving me, accepting me and encouraging me. Thank you for letting me love and be a part of Davey, Shawn and Sara's lives - I will love them always. Thank you for being the closest thing to a sister that I ever had.

Rest in peace, Sister. I will love you always.
Cheri Spicer
November 15, 2016
Rest in Jesus Ruth Ann. You will be missed by all of your church families, especially those from Oak Hill Presbyterian
Cheryl Wright
November 15, 2016
Jennifer, Steve, and Logan Johnson
November 14, 2016
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