Linda J. Rine

February 08, 1947 ‒ May 10, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Linda J. Rine, 70, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was born February 8, 1947 in Drill, VA to the late Winfred and Blanche (Wilson) Bostic.

After high school, Linda attended Mansfield General’s x-ray training and the Mount Vernon Business School for nursing.  Linda was a retired Registered Nursing having worked for the Marion Correction Center, Knox Community Hospital and Country Court Nursing Center.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon.   She was extremely proud of her involvement with Lifeline of Ohio and the help she provided families.

Linda is survived her sons, Jeffrey (Carol) Rine of Panama City, FL and Christian Rine of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Phoenix, Mackenzie and Ethan; sister, Beverly Edwards of Mount Vernon; and brother, Robert (Kay) Bostic of Mount Vernon.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Ann Bostic.

In following with Linda’s wish, there will not be any services.

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  • Jeff and Christian! Way back in 1961, we were great friends with your parents. So sorry to read that your mother has passed away! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.



  • Over the past two years I visited Linda every two weeks and cleaned for her. More important was the friendship that grew. We talked about her childhood, her kids, and her work. We even discovered we had worked together years ago!! We watched NCIS, MASH, and numerous old movies. We laughed, argued, and cried together. I woukd surprise Linda with her favorite salads which always made her day. We argued through the election and cheered for the Buckeyes! Linda was an intelligent lady full of wisdom. I will forever cherish the friendship I had with her. She loved and admired her family. She was especially grateful for her sister, caregiver, and best friend/sister, Bev and adored her nephew, Andy who did so much recently to help her and spoil her. My family and I send our deepest condolences. She will be missed dearly.

  • Linda and I went to school together. She called me just last Sunday. She was a great person and I enjoyed our times on the phone and when I could visitell. My friend, be at peace now and pain free. All Mt love, always

  • Linda and I first met when we were in high school and both joined Rainbow Girls. We were friends after we both married and had children. I was so terribly sorry to read of her passing.

  • So sorry about your loss Bev, just wanted you to know I am thinking about you
    Love Kathy

  • Cousin Linda, we had so much fun as children ! I lived in the country with dirt roads to ride my bike. When we came to visit Aunt Blanch I would get to ride your bike on real streets that were so smooth. Such memories ! God bless you and your family. Love, Donna💕

  • To her sons: I worked with Linda many years ago at Knox Community Hospital and ALWAYS enjoyed her. She spoke of both of you on a regular basis. You were her life and she was so very proud of you. My deepest sympathy to you. She was a wonderful person and I have fond memories of her…………….

  • Bev,Christian,Jeff and family, I have known Linda since 1973,she was a hospital operator@Martin Memorial Hospital and I was a nurses aide. We went through the struggles of nursing school together and I know one of the proudest and happiest times of her life was becoming a R.N.(not counting having her boys, of course!) She was a good, caring nurse. We have shared our families joys and sorrows through the years so I feel I know you more than I actually do. She loved her boys and family. She so often expressed her appreciation for your time and care and just being a good sister,Bev. I could always count on Linda’s unsugar-coated opinion and her sincere joy and appreciation for simple gestures. I will miss my dear friend. My prayers and love to you all.