Marion S. Rine

January 16, 1924 ‒ November 04, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Marion S. Rine, 95, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday afternoon, November 4, 2019 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. She was born on January 16, 1924 in Mount Vernon to the late Willis E. and Mary A. (Maloney) Scott.

During WWII, Marion went to California and helped with the war effort as a riveter.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church.  She volunteered for the American Red Cross and the Arthritis Foundation of Knox County.  Marion was a foster grandmother for the Danville Schools and a study hall monitor for the Mount Vernon City Schools.  She enjoyed playing in the Ladies Tuesday morning golf league at Irish Hills.

Marion is survived by her children, David (Jody) Rine of Pickerington, (M.E.) Mary Ellen (Bill) Carpenter of Mount Vernon, Kathleen (Jim) Swanger of Bellville; and Margee Wolford of Reynoldsburg; grandchildren, Amanda (Steve) Case, J.D. Rine, Jennifer (John) Curr, Rusty (Ron) Carpenter, Dustin (Amanda) Carpenter, Steven (Meredith) Carpenter, Kevin (Kerra) Clinedinst, Ashley (Brandon Baumgardner)  Clinedinst, Katie Ratcliff, Keith (Kayla) Swanger, Levi (Tina) Swanger,  Keelie (Ryan) Lawhorn,  Stephen (Jenny) Wolford and Katie Wolford;  30 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; and a brother, Willis (Agnes) Scott of Cuyahoga Falls.

In addition to her parents, Marion was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Rine in 1970 and also by her first husband, James Gatton in 1945.

A celebration of life service will be held from Noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at The Glen A. Gallagher Centre, 1451 Gambier Rd., Mount Vernon, please feel free to wear your Ohio State shirts.  A private burial will take place in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kayleigh’s Kause, 7959 Troy Rd, Radnor, OH 43066 in Marion’s memory.

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  • Kathleen and Family,
    So sorry to learn of your mothers passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
    In brotherly love.

  • To live a full life at 95, to raise such an amazing extended family, and to donate her time to charities, now that’s a tribute to a life well lived. We are sorry for your loss, but our life is better for having known her.

  • Prayers for family, she must have been a very special mom, grandmother. She is resting in the arms of the Lord now. 🙏🙏🙏

  • From Steve Carpenter’s division team in Little Rock, our thoughts are with you and happy memories in this difficult time.

  • Sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • We will so miss delivering books to Marion. It was a privilege !!!
    Outreach Department Public Library
    Of Mount Vernon.

  • My thoughts are reeling with memories from childhood and through life. Our lives are so intwined because of our parents friendship and then ours. The head remembers and the heart interprets these memories. So I am hurting, and laughing with you. Love to all of you, Carla Montgomery

  • Rusty,
    My Sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Morales Family from Orlando, FL.

  • Kathleen I am sorry to hear of the death of your mother. She will live on in your memories and the memories of others. It is never easy to lose a loved one and to lose your mother is I surmise, the most difficult.I hope you lean on your family and friends as you grieve. They may not fully understand but they care and want to be there for you. Please accept my condolences. I will be praying for comfort for you and your family.

  • To the entire Rine family, but most especially to my friend Margee,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I know how special she was to all of you. I remember listening to M.E. singing Three Times A Lady on a cassette tape and her saying it was about your mom. And what an amazing woman she was to put up with all of me and Margees shenanigans throughout the years. I always thought she was the most classy lady I knew. Pkease know that my thoughts, prayers, and love is with each and every one of you at this difficult time.

  • Kathleen, Margee

    My condolences and sympathy on your mother’s passing. We remember her well and the times we spent in your Apple Valley house. We will lift you and your family up in our prayers for comfort.

  • We are two of Marion’s Tuesday morning golfing buddies just sending our condolences to the family. We had a lot of fun over the years and she will be missed by all. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

    Jody Wray and Jane Simmons from Utica, Ohio

  • Wish I could come to the celebration Saturday, but I have a previous commitment. I saw Marion shortly after she moved to the Eastern Star Home. We had such a pleasant visit, sharing some old memories and news from church. I stopped to see her recently but she was elsewhere at an activity. What a lady she was, always with her laugh and smile. I pray that you all will feel God’s love surround you and comfort you. God bless you.

    • Thank you Karen for your kindness. Mom loved all of her church family. We will miss her smile and her zest for life.

  • Dear M.E. an d Family, My deepest sympathy for your loss. Marion seemed like a remarkable lady. I loved the stories of all her activities right up until the end. I know there will be a hole in your world from now on. Keep your memories and her love to comfort you. Your friends are also here for you. Peace and love.

    • Oh Joyce. I know you know what we’re going through. Thank you for being here for us. Thank you too for the deserts you dropped off. Much love, M