Juanita May Rinehart
1924 - 2018
Juanita May Rinehart, 94, of Arlington passed away on December 25, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Center. She was born in Arlington on February 12, 1924 to the late Ivan and Jessie (Longworth) Steinman. She married Howard Vincent Rinehart on May 26, 1943, and he preceded her in death on July 7, 1995 after celebrating 53 years of marriage. Four children were born to them: Steven Lynn (Shirley) Rinehart of Sun City Center, Florida; Maylinda "Mindy" (David) Lotz of Arlington; son Timothy Howard Rinehart who was killed in Vietnam on December 22, 1967; and John Christopher Rinehart, deceased. Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Teresa Mitchell, Tim (Anna) Rinehart, Amy (Nick) Price, Amanda Rinehart, Steven (Amy) Rinehart, Andrew David Lotz, Trevor Benton Lotz, and Spencer Michael Lotz; 13 great-grandchildren; two nieces: Deborah Karrick and Nancy Beard; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Reinhart. Juanita was a member of Good Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church. She graduated from Arlington Local School and Lima School of Cosmetology, working as cosmetologist for over 25 years in the Arlington area and in her home. She worked for many years as an election judge for Madison Twp. She became a Gold Star Mother after the death of her son, Timothy, and served in many offices including President of Ohio and Kentucky in 1995. She dedicated time and money to the VA hospitals of Ohio and Kentucky where many "heroes" were cared for and dedicated herself as the wreath placer every Memorial Day honoring her son and others. She never missed this honor for 48 years (since 1968). Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2018 at Good Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Steven Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow in Arlington Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2018 at CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Arlington and for one hour prior to the service (10:00-11:00 a.m.) Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to Good Hope Lutheran Church for the benefit of the Eternal Flame. Online condolences can be shared by visiting coldrencrates.com.
CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
620 N. Main St
Sunday, December 30th 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Good Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church[Map]
300 South Main Street
Arlington, Ohio 45840
Monday, December 31st 2018 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Monday, December 31st 2018 - 11:00 AM
Good Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church [Map]
300 S. Main St
Arlington, Ohio 45814
Final Resting Place:
Arlington Cemetery [Map]
18470 Twp Rd 71
Arlington, Ohio 45814
Condolences For Juanita May Rinehart
I am sorry to read of Juanita's passing. You were so fortunate to have her all these years.
When I was a kid "Nita" as she had me call her, always gave me the tightest perms (per my Mother!)
I remember staying with her one weekend when she was expecting Mindy to help around the house, I was so happy to help out, it made me feel like an adult.
I can not travel at this time but please know my love and prayers are with you.