Gene L. Rinehart

April 29, 1956 ‒ January 01, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Gene L. Rinehart passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following an extended battle with cancer. He was 60.

Gene was born April 29, 1956 in Mansfield the son of Calvin & Betty (Quinn) Rinehart and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1974.

Gene worked as a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for many years until retiring in 2014. He was a member of the Ohio Rural Letter Carriers Assoc. and followed in his father’s footsteps, who was also a mail carrier.

In spare time, Gene enjoyed tinkering with cars, watching sports, going out to eat with family and friends, and taking day trips with his son Ryan to Hollywood Casino.

He is survived by his wife Molly Rinehart of Bellville; children (& spouses) Ryan & Nikki Rinehart of Mansfield, Brennan & Rachel Bartrum of Kentucky, Cody & Laura Jo Bartrum of Bellville, and Randy & Mariah Bartrum of Michigan; grandchildren Bronson, Emery, and Arwin Bartrum with two on the way; his mother Betty Rinehart of Lexington; sister Erleen & Harrell Gillis of Silverspring, MD; brothers James & Stephanie Rinehart of Sycamore, Lowell & Becky Rinehart of Lee, Florida, and David & Carol Rinehart of Galion; a special godson Garrett; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

In addition to his father, Gene was preceded in death by two brothers Alvin Rinehart and Donald Rinehart; and a grandson Ryland Rinehart.

Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service celebrating his life will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday with additional visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Karen Wagenhals and Rev. Millissa Hartson will officiate and burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory to Steam Corners United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Gene’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

 

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    • Thank you for your message of condolence. We greatly appreciate it. – The Rinehart Family

  • Prayers for all Gene’s family and friends. He will be missed at Paul Reveres. He always had a smile and a kind word for all of us..

    • Gene always knew everybody there! Thank you for your message of condolence. We greatly appreciate it. – The Rinehart Family

  • So very sorry for the family’s loss. Many fond memories of several sporting events we shared.

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  • Prayers to the family for the loss of a wonderful man and father. RIP Gene. You will be missed by many.

    • Thank you for your message of condolence. We greatly appreciate it. – The Rinehart Family

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  • Sending my deepest sympathies to the entire Rhinehart family for the loss of your beloved Gene. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Carol McNaul Arnett

    • Dear Carol, Our families go way back! Thank you for your message of condolence. We greatly appreciate it. – The Rinehart Family

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    • Thank you for your message of condolence. We greatly appreciate it. – The Rinehart Family

  • To the Rinehart Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the loss of Gene.
    The Ron Nelson Family

    • Thank you for your message of condolence. We greatly appreciate it. – The Rinehart Family

    • Thank you for your message of condolence. We greatly appreciate it. – The Rinehart Family

    • Thank you for your message of condolence. We greatly appreciate it. – The Rinehart Family

    • Thank you for your message of condolence. We greatly appreciate it. – The Rinehart Family

  • Praying for strength and comfort for the Rinehart family as you go through this difficult time. May God wrap you all in his loving, healing, comforting arms. I’m going to miss my friend/co-worker.

    • Thank you for your message of condolence. We greatly appreciate it. – The Rinehart Family

    • Thank you for your message of condolence. We greatly appreciate it. – The Rinehart Family

    • Thank you for your message of condolence. We greatly appreciate it. – The Rinehart Family

  • Gene was more than just a mail carrier to us on his route. He was an exceptional person. All who had the privilege of his service still speak of him with appreciation.

    • Gene loved his job and his patrons. Thank you for sharing your appreciation and for your message of condolence. We greatly appreciate it. – The Rinehart Family