Bonnie Jean Rine

July 27, 1930June 3, 2018
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Bonnie J. “Jean” Rine, age 87, of Coshocton, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Jean was born in Coshocton on July 27, 1930 to the late Charles and Mary Bell (Stewart) Bennett. Jean graduated from Coshocton High School in 1948. She worked for a number of years as a painter for Pope Gosser. On June 8, 1951, Jean married David Howard “Bud” Rine, who preceded her in death in 1999. Jean was a member of Park United Methodist Church. She enjoyed flowers and working on puzzles, crafts, and word searches. Jean especially loved attending her grandchildrens’ activities.

Jean is survived by her children, Tarney (Kelli) Rine and Mary (Carl) Wright, four grandchildren: Jeremy (Krissy) Rine, Brandon (Natalie) Rine, Brent Wright, and Jesse (Kayla Chapman) Wright; two great-grandchildren, Griffin Wright and Evelyn “Evie” Rine, and another great-grandchild on the way.

Along with her husband and parents, Jean is preceded in death by her three brothers: Charlie Bennett, Bill Bennett, and Jim Bennett; one sister, Naomi “Sis” Rine, one grandson, Ryan Wright, and one sister-in-law, JaneAnn Guinther.

Calling hours will be held at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. and on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Canal Lewisville Cemetery.


  • Calling Hours Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 8, 2018

Bonnie Jean Rine

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Pat & Kenny Grier

June 6, 2018

Our Sympathy and prayers to all of Jean's family during this time of your great loss.
May all the wonderful memories remain in your hearts forever.
Bud was a good "SANTA" for us, neighbors across the street from "Sis" .



      Bonnie Jean Rine was a woman for whom actions would speak louder than words. Her life motto might well have been “if it isn’t logical, it’s not important.” The qualities of being fair, just and the ability to recognize what was right were clearly driving forces in Bonnie’s life. She was also the kind of person who could respect a “do not disturb” sign, whether it was real or implied. She was analytical and observant, with an ability to be simultaneously spontaneous and keenly perceptive. Bonnie was modest in her actions and extremely literal in her thoughts and in the manner in which she communicated with others. When Bonnie said something, she meant it. All those who knew her appreciated this trademark quality.

      Bonnie was born on July 27, 1930 at Coshocton Hospital in Coshocton, Ohio. Her parents were Charles and Mary Belle Bennett. Bonnie was raised in Coshocton. Even as a small child, Bonnie wanted to understand what was right and what was wrong in any given situation. As Bonnie grew older, she realized the importance of being treated fairly, and in return, she treated everyone around her the same way. This belief in fair play served Bonnie well throughout her life and despite her natural shyness; she enjoyed a solid group of friends.

      Since Bonnie sought to treat those around her with respect, she often found herself in the role of playing peacemaker within her family. She was comfortable in working through the types of sibling rivalry situations that quite often occur, because she loved the challenge of conflict resolution. She would look at the most reasonable and practical ways to settle any disputes. Bonnie was raised with four siblings. She had three brothers, Charlie, Bill, and Jim, and one sister, Naomi "Sis.". Bonnie was constantly involved in activities with her siblings. Bonnie and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they shared many life experiences.

      The fact that she was curious was an asset to Bonnie while she was in school. She possessed strong study skills and good concentration. She relished the task of scrutinizing problems, investigating all of the options and then solving them. Bonnie enjoyed tackling the project that was right in front of her and working it straight through to its conclusion. Sometimes, she would become so involved in the process of problem solving that she would lose awareness of her surroundings. Experience was Bonnie’s best teacher. She graduated from Coshocton High School in 1948. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Bonnie was also a majorette during high school.

      Those who didn’t know Bonnie well might have thought her to be objective and somewhat emotionally detached, but family and friends who were close to her knew that she was capable of unexpected flashes of humor. Bonnie’s good friends tended to be “thinkers” like herself. Even though the circle of friends was somewhat small, it was a strong and loyal group, and Bonnie liked nothing better than to spend her free time with them. Bonnie was well known for always being up front and open, never hiding her true feelings, qualities that drew deep loyalty from her friends because they understood and appreciated her for the person she was. Another quality that people admired in Bonnie was her ability to link cause and effect and apply the appropriate connection in her assessment of any new situation. Later in life, she became friends with Joe and Lois McCoy, Alva and Esther Hardesty, Joe and Norma Uher, and Bertha Haines.

      This same loyalty and up front honesty Bonnie shared with her friends carried over to other aspects of her life, including her relationships with her family. On June 8, 1951, Bonnie exchanged wedding vows with David Howard Rine at the Coshocton Courthouse of Coshocton, Ohio. The marriage became a solid relationship, due in part to Bonnie’s skill at bringing fresh energy and clarity to meeting David "Bud"'s needs. She was a great listener who enjoyed the couple’s “together” time, especially when it came to celebrating special occasions.

      As the family grew, Bonnie was easily able to adapt to the changes and challenges of parenthood. Bonnie was blessed with two children, one son, Tarney, and one daughter, Mary. They were also blessed with five grandchildren, Jeremy and Brandon Rine, Brent and Jesse Wright, and Ryan Wright, who preceded her in death. She and Bud also had two great-grandchildren, Griffin Wright and Evie Rine. Bonnie was never impulsive in dealing with family problems. Instead, she would carefully think things through before implementing the solution in a logical and objective manner. Bonnie was a strong, clear communicator who excelled at eliminating confusion by making matters crystal clear to all those involved. At the same time, Bonnie’s inventive nature could turn some of the boring old household chores into a fun activity for the family.

      In her work life, Bonnie was the kind of person who had no difficulty in taking on a project and seeing it through to its completion. She excelled at dealing with those pesky details that can derail some people, and once she understood exactly why she was working on a project, she could plow full steam ahead. For Bonnie, being able to grasp the logical components of any task was significant to her in appreciating its importance. Even if she worked alone on an assignment, Bonnie was able to incorporate and welcome new insights from co-workers, and she would readily use them if they improved the process. Her primary occupation was being a housewife and mother. She was employed for Pope Gosser China for many years. Bonnie always made the effort to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Bonnie’s curious and inquisitive nature influenced her choice of leisure pursuits as well. She applied her strong concentration and analytical skills as to how things worked to her choice of activities. She particularly enjoyed the “alone” time her hobbies provided. Her favorite pursuits were gardening, and working on puzzles and crafts. Bonnie was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Bonnie had the ability to stay calm and the determination to do what was necessary to get the job finished, traits that helped her enjoy sports. In high school, Bonnie played basketball. Recreational sports included bowling. Bonnie was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite events whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list were golf (because of Tiger Woods), the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team, and the Ohio State Buckeyes football team.

      Bonnie was an asset to any organization she joined. In many ways, she was a woman of action who would rather tackle a job than spend time chatting about irrelevant things. She worked well on small committees and excelled at focusing on the important details without getting bogged down by the unnecessary parts of an assignment. Throughout her later years, Bonnie was an active member of T. O. P. S. She was also a troop leader in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

      Religion and faith were important to Bonnie. She held dear the faith and values she derived from her beliefs. She was a member of the Park United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

      Because she was a woman who let her actions speak for themselves, Bonnie didn’t find it necessary to brag or boast. But it wasn’t always possible for her to conceal her accomplishments. Others who recognized her achievements made certain that she was honored for them. Some of her most prestigious awards included being Top Loser is T. O. P. S.

      Bonnie appreciated the occasions when she was able to travel and get away on a vacation. She enjoyed learning about different locales and was open to exploring new and different places. Favorite vacation spots included Favorite vacations included going to Cedar Point and to Cincinnati Reds baseball games. She thoroughly enjoyed the task of gathering and analyzing travel information as she prepared for an upcoming trip.

      As her retirement approached, Bonnie viewed the event as just one more project to research and solve. So, when the day finally arrived in In 1951, Bonnie quit Pope Gosser China to be a full-time homemaker and mother., she was well prepared. In retirement, she found new pleasure in crafts, spending time with her sister-in-law, Jane Ann Guinther, spending time attending her grandchildrens' activities of sports, 4-H, FFA, school activities, and music performances.

      Bonnie passed away on June 3, 2018 at Coshocton Hospital in Coshocton, Ohio from sudden, unexpected heart failure. She is survived by her children, Tarney and Mary, her grandchildren, Jeremy, Brandon, Brent, and Jesse, and her great-grandchildren, Griffin and Evie. Services were held at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home. Bonnie was laid to rest in Canal Lewisville Cemetery in Coshocton, Ohio.

      Bonnie strongly believed that talk is cheap. She was the type of person who would show others her feelings through her actions. She was practical and realistic but was able to be flexible when the need arose. She had a curiosity about the things around her and tried to experience life directly rather than sit back and talk about it. The experiences she treasured most were those she shared with her loved ones. Bonnie Jean Rine will be greatly missed.