Judy Wise

October 19, 1941 ‒ September 08, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

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MANSFIELD: “Can I offer a suggestion”, was just one of Judy Wise’s familiar remarks, describing her strong desire to help family and friends.  She was literally always on the go, offering assistance in completing that next project.  For numerous reasons, she was a one of a kind.  Judy survived multiple aneurysms, and to the dismay of medical professionals she was a walking miracle.

Living her life to the fullest, Judy passed away Tuesday morning, September 8, 2020 surrounded by family and loved ones, just days after experiencing her final brain aneurysm.  She was 78.

The daughter of Lucas and Mary (Wirick) Rinehart, Judy was born October 19, 1941 in Johnsville.  She graduated from Iberia High School in 1959 where she was majorette for the marching band.

Following high school, she embraced her role as mother to four children Rex, Tracy, Angel, and Shane.

Judy was so happy outside.  She’d work all day in her flower beds only to stop to appreciate the beauty of a butterfly or humming bird “hummers” in flight.  She adored country living and embraced each opportunity to help family.  Even Judy’s trunk contained a vast array of tools including gloves, garden trowel, and yes…bagged mulch!     She literally lived by the phrase, “have shovel…will travel”.

She is survived by her four children Rex A. Holt of San Mateo, California; Tracy A. Holt of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, Angel L. Wise of Mansfield, Ohio, and Shane Wise of The Woodlands, Texas; grandchildren Greg (Alexis) Holt, Travis Todd, R.J. Hakes, Micheal Hakes, Shawna Wilson, Shayna Wise, Lydia Wise; great grandchildren Aubrey and Amelia Holt; siblings Gale Rinehart, Lloyd Dean Rinehart, Ronnie O. Rinehart, and Brenda Campo; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings Alberta Kassor, Lawrence Rinehart, Edwin “Red” Rinehart and Janet Sue Rinehart.

Visitation will be held Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 1-3 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral services will begin at 3 pm.  Judy’s funeral service may be viewed online, via live stream, through the Bellville Snyder Funeral Homes Facebook Page.   Private graveside services will be held in Shauck Cemetery.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting: SnyderFuneralHomes.com


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  • My condolences to the entire family. Judy was such a unique lady and I am sure her passing will leave a void in the lives of all that knew her. My prayers go out to you all for gentle healing in your time of grief.

  • “Little but mighty” and quite the Energizer Bunny, that’s Aunt Judy,our miracle. She could out work me any day. She was doing what she loved every moment she could,on a mission to be helpful to everyone. You were waisting your breath if you told her “You shouldn’t be doing that.” I’ll always remember how much she loved to be working outside, to talk about her “babies” and how proud she was of them, and how her and Aunt Brenda were “Two peas in a pod”, inseparable. Buckwheat pancakes, maple rolls, International delight creamer in her little baggie…great memories to bring a smile and a tear will help ease any burden on your heart and help you heal. She’s no longer weighed down by her earthly vessel . Don’t be surprised if you feel her with you when your outside, or when a butterfly or a hummingbird won’t leave you alone, or when you get a “whiff” of flowers, you’ll know when she’s come to visit. I send all of you my love, my hugs and kisses.

  • I was Judy’s neighbor our first nine years, played together and went to school at Johnsville her 1st 6 years. A few yrs. ago I asked her to join the Johnsville class of 59 at one of our get togethers and she had never missed one of them since. We were all so happy she joined us and we will miss her so much. Now she in in God’s care and a flower in his garden.

  • Hi to Judy’s family & friends.
    Judy was a fun person to be with at our “birthday luncheons”. She gave me a beautiful pink butterfly wind chimes for my birthday a couple of years back. I hung it in my dining room & do admire it. She’ll live on in my heart & yours.
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Wava (Arnholt) Barrett – class of ’59 at Johnsville

  • Dear family of Judy,
    Sincere love to all in remembrance of my cousin, who was a family member of the Rinehart clan. We were always glad to see each other at the Family Reunion. Each of the members ALWAYS GIVING A HEARTY, LOVING WELCOME, AND offering music tributes as well!! Offering heartfelt sympathy, Ramona (daughter of Leona James)

  • Praying for all of you. Judy truly was a walking miracle and a gentle soul. Her spirit lives on in her family, whom she loved so much.