Lucille A. Reinhard

June 21, 1923 ‒ February 13, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Lucille A. Reinhard, age 95 of Delaware passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Willow Brook Christian Village surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on June 21, 1923 in Marceline, Missouri and raised on a farm in northern Missouri. She was the daughter of the late Anton and Frances Fessler.

Preceded in death by husband, Edmund J. Reinhard and their daughter, Mary Lou Binch. Lucille and Edmund owned and operated Parker’s Grocery Store and Meat Market in Delaware, Ohio for over 25 years.

Left to cherish her memory are children: Betty (Fred) Worley, Ed (Pam) Reinhard, and Frank (Michelle) Reinhard, and son-in-law Brian Binch; 9 grand-daughters: Jennifer Bonifas, Amy Paul, Emilie Worley, Jan Hill, Angela McMillian, Rachel Reinhard, Megan Reinhard, Abbey Reinhard, Lauren Reinhard, 6 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Her family will remember her as the kind, caring, and compassionate person that she was.

She attended and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church for over 70 years. She volunteered at St. Mary’s School for many years. Lucille had a passion for the Delaware County Fair, OSU athletics, and playing cards.

Lucille’s family would like to express their warmest appreciation to the staff of Willow Brook Christian Village and Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care, compassion, and love over the last 8 years of her life.

Friends may call Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015. A funeral mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Church, 82 E. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware or St. Mary School.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • Please accept our family’sympathy and prayers in the loss of your mom Lucille. She was always such a pleasant person, quick to lend a hand and a joy to be around. She will be sorely missed.

  • I had not seen Mrs. Reinhard for sometime before I moved from Delaware. I remember as a kid going into the grocery store, I even bought a Beatles loose leaf binder there. I think that what struck me most about Mrs. Reinhard’s memorial was that Mary Lou is no longer here. I had no idea! We were in class together at St Mary. Mary Lou was always so kind to me even though I didn’t come to St Mary until third grade. I saw her once at mass when she was visiting her mom, but we had not kept in touch. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  • Lucille must have been a wonderful person to have been loved so much. I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you all and praying for you during this difficult time. Sending all my love.

  • So many memories of your mom. What a sweet outgoing happy lady. Of course I remember the kids coming to my moms house(aggie young) to spend time while your parents worked at the grocery. My mom loved you guys a whole bunch. Your mom was wonderful and will be happy to be with your dad and Mary Lou again.

  • Frank and family – Mike and I extend our deepest sympathy at the passing of your mother. Treasure all your memories.

    Mike and Carol Stewart

  • When I moved into Willow Brook, Lucille was one of the first neighbors to welcome me — sharing stories of The Little Brown Jug. Later on, we had chats when I walked my dog and she sat in the sun reading. I feel honored to have shared time with her and send my sympathy to the family. Marilyn J Terry

  • When I moved into Willow Brook, Lucille was one of the first neighbors to welcome me — sharing stories of The Little Brown Jug. Later on, we had chats when I walked my dog and she sat in the sun reading. I feel honored to have shared time with her and send my sympathy to the family. Marilyn J Terry

  • Betty,Ed ,Frank and family, Your mom was the greatest and I will always remember her as the fun mom. She was always so sweet to me. Your and your family will continue to be in my prayers. She is so happy in heaven now.

  • I thought of Lucille this morning as I walked past her room window at Willow Brook. She was one of the first neighbors to greet me when I moved here — sharing memories of the Little Brown Jug and later chatting while walking my dog as she sat in her chair under a tree reading. I feel honored to have shared some time with her. I send my sympathy to all of her family.

  • Frank & Michelle and all the families, Sending my prayers and thoughts to you in this difficult time. I fondly remember Parker’s and both your parents.

    Donna Mitchell

  • Sending my condolences to Lucille‘s big and beautiful family. Lucille became a dear friend of mine after meeting her at Willow Brook Christian Village. She had that special something, and I know I am a better person by knowing her. Thank you Lucille for being you. Betty

  • Reinhard Family,
    We were sad to learn of Lucille’s passing. Being able to visit with Lucille on our trips to Delaware was always a special treat. Seeing her interact with the residents of Willowbrook confirmed that she was an ambassador of joy and light in this world. We will miss her.
    Our condolences to your family.

    Mike and Candy Davis

  • Frank, please accept my condolences. I am currently out of the Country but I feel your pain

  • Deepest condolences to Frank and the entire Reinhard family. From my family to yours, you are in our prayers at this difficult time. She will be greatly missed.

  • Many prayers and condolences to your family by the passing of your mother. Lucille was my God Mother and your father was my God Father. I grew up in East end and was always running to the store for mom. What a great family business. Their were great friends for all the neighbors. I visited with Lucille when I was a Willow Brook visiting another family member of ours. God Bless

  • I was saddened to learn of Lucille’s passing and my prayers are with all the family. May your happy memories of time with her bring comfort and peace to your hearts. Your beautiful Mother was always so friendly and cheerful ! Having known her since my childhood, I would have been honored to attend her funeral Mass and help with the luncheon if I were home this week.
    Carole (Galluzzo) Piper

  • Spending my pre-teen years around the Reinhard house your mom always made me feel like one of the family. She was a special person.