August 12, 1935 ‒ November 26, 2018
Ann Harper Rehbein passed away unexpectedly on November 26, 2018. Ann was born on August 12, 1935, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to the late John and Dorothy Harper.
When she was just 21 years old, Ann made the brave decision to leave home and move to Toronto, Canada, on her own. It was there she would meet and marry her husband of 53 years, Ansgar “Jerry” Rehbein. He preceded her in death on December 14, 2011. In 1958 they moved to Mansfield, Ohio. They eventually made their permanent home in Lexington, Ohio, raising their family in a house built by Ansgar.
Ann’s kindness, quick-wit and independent spirit will always be remembered by her friends and family. She especially had a knack for responding to sarcastic remarks from her kids. She had a great sense of humor and had a way of leaving a lasting impression. She formed many close relationships over the years and enjoyed family get-togethers, luncheons and especially playing bingo with many friends. For many years, she belonged on a bowling team at Park Lanes. But above all, she loved being with her family, especially hosting Christmas at her house where she served her famous sausage rolls and was a formidable opponent at playing Scattergories. She was a wonderful wife, mother and Nana.
She is survived by her sons, Alan (Mary) Rehbein, Derrick (Michelle) Rehbein and Paul (Amy) Rehbein; her grandchildren, Andrew (Ashley) Rehbein, Kent Rehbein, Courtney Rehbein, Scott Rehbein, Garrett and Haley (Rehbein) Jacobsen, Kyle and Carolyn (Rehbein) Kinzel, Aaron Rehbein and Sydney Wyatt; great grandchildren, Lilly, Hazel, Grant and Greyson Rehbein; brother, Roy (Deanne) Harper residing in England; sister-in-law, Gertrud Rehbein, and brother-in-law, Wendel Rehbein, both residing in Germany; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ann was preceded in death by her father and mother, John and Dorothy Harper; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Helena Rehbein; sister-in-law, Gerharda Rehbein; brother-in-law, Alfred Rehbein; and her beloved granddaughter, Amanda Rehbein.
Friends may call Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate.
Contributions in her memory may be made at the funeral. Please, make checks payable to Lexington Senior Center.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Ann’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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