Carrie D. Rinehart
9 April , 1924 – 15 June , 2019
Carrie Dayle (Glover) Rinehart 95 passed away on June 15, 2019 peacefully in her sleep, in Melbourne, Florida. She was born in Metz, West Virginia to Wilbur and Dorothy Glover the first of 11 children and a lifelong stay at home mom. She was the widow of Albert Eugene Rinehart; they shared 72 years of marriage together.
She was a home maker for 95 years, raising 4 boys Albert Wayne, Jerry Allen, Joseph Lee, Tommy Ray and daughter Julie Ellen. All were raised and schooled in St. Mary’s, West Virginia. Carrie was a long time member of the First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. A proud member of the Gold Star Mothers, due to the loss of her son Joe in the Vietnam War. She enjoyed squirrel hunting, fishing, shrimping, bingo, gambling and going to the dog track to watch the races.
She is survived by children Jerry Allen (Marylou), Tommy Ray (Debbie) and Julie Ellen (John). Carrie leaves her only sibling, Gertrude (Aunt Gert) Lemley, Fairmont, WV. 8 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. She was predeceased in death by sons Joseph Lee and Albert Wayne, daughter in law Lyn Rinehart, spouse Albert Eugene, Great Grandson Tanner Michael Parker, son of Stacy Lee Rinehart Parker, and Granddaughter Melissa Rinehart, daughter of Tom Rinehart.
The memorial service and celebration of lives for Carrie and Albert will be in St. Mary’s, West Virginia, May 25, 2020. One of Moms favorite poems:
I MADE IT HOME
I just wanted to let you know I made it home. Everything is so pretty here, so white, so fresh, so new. I wish that you could close your eyes so could see it too. God is taking care of me….I’m in the shelter of His hands. Here there is no crying, and I’ll never hurt again. Here it is so peaceful, when all the angels sing. I really have to go now…I’ve got to try my wings.
P.S. I’ll be the first face you see when you get here.