Juanita May Rinehart

1924 - 2018

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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.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    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

  • Funeral Service:

    Monday, December 31st 2018 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    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

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To : Juanita M Rinehart Family
Date :Wednesday, December 26th 2018
From : Jack Glick
So sorry for your loss. Another member of the card club gone.

To : Amy Price
Date :Thursday, December 27th 2018
From : Krista Fledderjohn Sartore
I send my condolences to you and your family.

To : The Rinehart Family
Date :Thursday, December 27th 2018
From : John and Theresa Davis and family
So sorry for your loss.

To : Mindy Dave Steve and Shirley Debbie Nancy family
Date :Thursday, December 27th 2018
From : Ron and Candee Allen
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you know Nita is in God's hands and looking down on you with her beautiful smile and loving heart. God Bless you all.

To : Steve and Mindy
Date :Monday, December 31st 2018
From : Betty Wells Bellman
What a wonderful lady, mother and neighbor. I feel so fortunate to have known her. You have my deepest sympathy.

To : Rinehart Family
Date :Saturday, December 29th 2018
From : Linda Evans Luther
Dear Family,
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.

To : Cousin Juanitas Family
Date :Sunday, December 30th 2018
From : Ruth May Bidwell
I am so sorry for your loss, I would deliver this is person but on November the 8th I fell and broke my back. But I am so thankful that in early summer my Son, Steven and daughter, Teresa and I were up there and visited Juanita and Ruthie! God Bless the Family Cousin Ruth Bidwell