Ann Rehbein

August 12, 1935 ‒ November 26, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

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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  • so sorry for your loss courtney….I always remember how fondly you talked of your grandparents

  • Ann was a loyal friend that we enjoyed listening to her stories and the from time to time disagreei ng (in a friendly manner) on certain subjects. She will be dearly missed at our bingo table, including her occasional looks when others would shhh her to be quiet. We will miss our lunches and other times that we would be together. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

  • Ann has been our dear friend for more than 50 years.
    We first met Ann and Jerry when we were newly weds
    and lived in a double, they lived up stairs and we lived
    down stairs. We became instant friends.
    We enjoyed many family gatherings and happy times
    through-out the years with her family.
    Ann has been a wonderful friend all these years
    and we are going to truly miss her.

    Bud and Sandy Anderson

  • Starlighters bowling league, of which Ann was a member for many years,sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ann.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Ann’s passing. My deepest condolences to the family. Ann was a great friend and will be missed.

  • Ann you touched our lives with your wit and charm. New Year’s Eve will not be the same without your presence, which will be sorely missed as was with Jerry’s passing. Our long conversations with the both of you will be remembered always. Our deepest condolences to the family.

  • We are in shock, just found out from a mutual friend that Ann had died. We have had a wonderful friendship with Ann,Jerry and the family ever since we came to this country about the same time as them. We don’t get the News Journal and even though I had seen her recently and had left her a message, knew nothing about the fall. We send you all our deepest condolences and know that she is with the love of her life and at peace now.
    Sincerely. Jack and Barb Hill

  • Paul and Family-
    Ann has always been kind to my family and often came to our family gatherings. I always enjoyed speaking with her about her Irish roots. Sending my condolences.

  • Sorry for the lost. Knew her from bingo, didn’t know anything about her passing. May she sleep till Jesus’s return.

  • So sorry to hear of her passing did not know ,what a shock ,she was a very special friend and one of a kind,she will be strongly missed loved her dearly