Catherine A. Rinehart, 87

Catherine Rinehart obit for webEarly Easter Sunday morning, April 16, 2017, the angels came to take Catherine A. (Katie) Rinehart to Heaven.

She was born on June 27, 1929, in Hartville, OH. She was the daughter of the late Orton and Leah Stambaugh, and was raised by her grandmother, Ada Stambaugh, due to the death of her mother.

She lived in Dellroy all of her adult life and has resided at Hennis Care Center in Dover for the last five years, until the dreaded Alzheimer’s disease took her life.

Katie was a hard-working woman who spent her life supporting her family. She was the ultimate cleaning lady working until the age of 71. She dearly loved all wildlife, especially her birds, which she fed daily, and her precious cats. Katie had a lifelong love and appreciation for music. All who knew her will remember and cherish her captivating laugh.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Charles E. Rinehart, of the home in Dellroy, and her three loving daughters whom she cherished, Karen Kirkbride, of Canton, Norma Ryan and husband Jeff Ryan of Dover and Annette Rinehart and companion Andy Palmer of Minerva. Katie also dearly loved her one and only grandson, Bruce Kirkbride, of Canton and her two great grandchildren, Lauran and Brooke Kirkbride.

Funeral Services will be held April 21 at 11 a.m. in Baxter Gardner Funeral Home, Sherrodsville with Rev. Kenneth Ogg officiating. Interment will follow in Baxter’s Ridge Cemetery at New Harrisburg. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home Thursday from 6-8 p.m. To leave an online condolence message, visit

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