James B. Rinehart

December 21, 1941 ‒ May 26, 2018

Galion, Ohio

James B. “Jim” Rinehart, 76, of Galion passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Altercare of Bucyrus.

Born December 21, 1941 in Galion, he was the son of the late Levi William Rinehart and Helen Mae (Wilson) Rinehart of Galion. He married Betty A. (Moore) Rinehart on October 12, 1962 and they shared 55 years together.

He was a graduate of Iberia High School in 1959. Jim was employed by the former North Electric Company in Galion and later Fairfield Engineering in Marion. He then constructed pole buildings and farmed, and lastly owned and operated Rinehart Farm Drainage. Jim enjoyed mowing and yard work as he had a strong work ethic and working was his main hobby.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by daughter Kelly Rinehart of Bucyrus; son Brian (Kim) Rinehart of Galion and daughter Cheryl Rinehart of Bucyrus; grandson Joshua (Laura) Rinehart of Cincinnati; siblings Janet (Russ) Henkel of Galion, Gary (Linda) Rinehart of Lexington, David Rinehart of Galion, Beverly Throckmorton of Galion, Linda (Jim Shank) Rinehart of Galion and Jane (Delwyn) Ehrman of Leesville.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 12 Noon Thursday, May 31 with Pastor Joe Stafford officiating. Burial will follow at Iberia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Jim Rinehart, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • Cheryl, I am sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family will always be remembered in my heart and thoughts every day. Kelly, Brian and Betty, it was great to meet you! I am so glad I got to meet all of you and care for your loved one. My deepest sympathy to all of you, keep your chin up, you all will get through this hard time. Remember the good times you each have had with him, I will.

    • Oh Laura you don’t even know how much you mean to our family!! You were there every step of the way. You coached me through it all. Your an amazing nurse and I love you!!! Thank you for everything!!! ❤️😘

    • It takes a special person to be a nurse and I am glad that you choose that profession. Thank you for taking care of my dad. You will always be remembered. We will always remember that special time we had in the last month with him. You take care of yourself.

  • Janet and Russell, so sorry to hear about the death of your brother. Know that we are thinking of you and your family.

  • Betty, Brian, Kelly, and Cheryl,
    I am so sorry for your loss. It’s been a long road. Things are good for Jim now, and there will be better days ahead for you. I pray God’s comfort and peace for you.

    • Thank you Tim for your kind words and visits. They mean a lot. Dad is pain free and has his heavenly body now. There will be good days and bad days ahead but I know he’s not suffering anymore. Your friendship with our family means a lot so thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

  • Dear Betty, Cheryl, Kelly, and Brian, May our Dear Lord Jesus send you His grace and comfort in the loss of Jim, God Bless you at this sad time. Gary and Betty, Beatty

    • Thank you Betty and Gary. It’s been a long road but we know he has his heavenly body now. Thank you for thinking and praying for us!! Hope all is well with you!!