Carol “Joan” Rinehart

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Carol “Joan” Rinehart

Oct. 12, 1933 - Oct. 10, 2017

McCOOK, Neb. — Carol “Joan” Rinehart passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at her home at Brookdale in McCook, surrounded by her family. She was 83 years old.

Joan was born on Oct. 12, 1933, at the family farm near Indianola, Neb., to parents, Clyde Alvin and Hazelle Lillian (Hauxwell) Emrich. She graduated from Indianola High School in 1951.

On Nov. 18, 1953, she was united in marriage to Donnie Franklin Rinehart at her home. They made their home in the Indianola community, where Joan was a homemaker and busy mother of four children.

She was a dedicated member of the Indianola Christian Church, where she served as a missionary, taught Vacation Bible School and helped with all the other activities with the church. She was also a member of Eastern Star.

Joan spent hours working in her large vegetable garden and flower beds. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, crafts and collecting chickens. She was faithful in attending her children’s activities. Joan also found time to work at Wal-Mart in the crafts department.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Clyde and Hazelle Emrich; and husband, Donnie Rinehart on Aug. 3, 1983.

Surviving her are her children, Julia and husband, Mike Weskamp of Aurora, Colo., Terry Rinehart and wife, Vanessa of Burlington, Colo., Edward Rinehart and wife, Jeannine of McCook and Trudy and husband, Chris Daniel of North Platte, Neb.; two sisters, Ruth Graham of Chandler, Ariz., and Donna and husband, Dale Fletcher of Arnold, Neb.; two brothers, Frank Emrich and wife, Linda of Spokane, Wash., and Robert Emrich and wife, Linda of Powderly, Texas; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, with one more on the way; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her name.

Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with family present to greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m., at Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook.

Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, 2 p.m., at Indianola Christian Church with Mike Searcey officiating. Burial will follow in the Indianola Cemetery.

Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel of McCook is entrusted with arrangements.