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Auman's Inc. Funeral Home

390 West Neversink Road, Reading, PA

OBITUARY

Marian "Molly" Ardell (McGinithen) Reinoehl

December 25, 1929August 18, 2019
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Marian Ardell (McGinithen) Reinoehl, age 89, of Shillington entered eternal life on Sunday, August 18, 2019. She was born in Reading to the late Blair McGinithen and Thelma Mae Wummer on December 25, 1929. Marian was a graduate of Albright College, Class of 1951, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was employed by the State of Pennsylvania as a welfare caseworker for 25 years and retired on December 9, 1990.

In addition to her parents, Marian was greeted in heaven by her ex-husband Richard L. Reinoehl and her sister Dawn C. Hoover-Thomas.

Marian’s spirit is carried on by her two sons, Rick G. Reinoehl and his wife, Robin, of Cupertino, Calif.; Steve S. Reinoehl and his wife, Merlyn, of Wyomissing; and by her daughter Laurie L. Reinoehl of Lenhartsville; her only granddaughter Amanda Rene Reinoehl; and sister Evelyn Laugel.

Marian enjoyed cooking, was an avid reader and possessed a deep devotion to her faith. She was an active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Shillington, for almost 60 years and was the head of the prayer circle there. She volunteered for the Berks County Meals on Wheels program. In her free time, Marian enjoyed sewing, playing cards, completing crossword puzzles, and visiting and traveling with Rick and Robin. She loved music, especially the symphony, Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart and Elton John; and amusingly, her eyes sparkled at a well-played guitar riff! Above everything else, Marian treasured time with her loving family.

A woman of utmost integrity, Marian’s purpose in life was achieved in her devotion to her family, especially to her children and her granddaughter. Her family, all of whom loved her dearly, will never forget her enveloping hugs, love of dogs, strength, candor, wit, positivity, beauty, goodwill, and her unwavering love for them.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Marian’s life on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11 am at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 30 Liberty Street, Shillington, PA 19607, with fellowship and refreshments following the service.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may also be shared at www.aumansinc.com for the Reinoehl family.

  • FAMILY

  • Blair McGinithen, Father (deceased)
  • Thelma Mae Wummer, Mother (deceased)
  • Dawn Hoover- Thomas, Sister (deceased)
  • Richard L. Reinoehl, Ex-husband (deceased)
  • Rick G. Reinoehl, Son
  • Robin Reinoehl, Daughter-in-law
  • Steve S. Reinoehl, Son
  • Merlyn Reinoehl, Daughter-in-law
  • Laurie L. Reinoehl, Daughter
  • Evelyn Laugel, Sister
  • Amanda Rene Reinoehl, Granddaughter

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 14, 2019

Memories

Marian "Molly" Ardell (McGinithen) Reinoehl

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Pam Anthony

September 11, 2019

I've been thinking of what to share, and though I have many stories, the one that comes back to my mind is a simple one from when we both worked at the assistance office. It was there that I first met Marian, and our similar senses of humor are why we became such good friends quickly.

This leads into one of my favorite memories of Marian.

Marian used to wear some beautiful suits to work. When I complimented her on her outfit one day, I found out she made the suit herself! I was amazed at her lovely work, and I told her so. At this point, she began to giggle, and said that she had to tell me something funny. The story continues with a reference to a woman who worked with us. I intentionally omit her name, and refer to her as Myrtle.

Marian said, "You know Myrtle?" To which I replied, "Sure." Marian then continued the story as she continued giggling. "Myrtle complimented me on a suit I made last week. She said, 'Marian, that suit is beautiful, did you make that?" I was so happy and said, "Well, yes, I did," to which Myrtle replied, "It is so pretty! Um, here by the lapel, is that a loose thread or did you miss a couple of stitches?"

"And before I could answer," Marian said, laughing louder, "Myrtle then goes on to touch the fabric, and says. "And this material, it's the one that was on sale, isn't it? It does feel a little cheap, but you can't tell by looking at it "

"I tried to answer Myrtle but she had stunned me and before I could reply, I realized she was now examining the buttons on the jacket, and then said, "And what's this here? I could never get away with using different colors of thread to attach the buttons!"

By then Marian and I were both roaring, not caring one bit that we were in the office looking over at the back of Myrtle's head. That day I knew I would be friends with Marian forever, and I loved her!

I still do, and I always will.

Pam Anthony

Tina Seidel

September 10, 2019

Aunt Marion just always seemed to have a smile on her face. She was kind, thoughtful and so much energy. She will always be remembered and loved.

I am so grateful that our families took the time to get together at the Holidays a couple years ago.

Laura Tomarchio

September 10, 2019

None of us wanted to see this day come but our lives are enriched having known Molly and we are all blessed to have spent time with her. She is a gentle soul. So kind, selfless, warm, and funny. Molly truly lit up a room and the best part is - she didn’t even know it! I can hear her saying “oh no, not me.” Always the humble one ;)

I will never forget what a wonderful mother she was to her children. Rick and Robin would share stories of how much she went through while she was raising her family and she never once thought of herself. Family and friends first, always. Speaking of which, we are forever grateful that our Christmas cards made it to Molly’s refrigerator! Not sure how we deserved to be frig worthy but we are honored!

Well, Miss Molly, we miss you more than words can say. May your sweet soul be at rest and in peace. You will always be in our hearts and minds.

With love, Laura Tomarchio, and John, Avery, and Rye Proctor.

Stephanie Pelle

September 10, 2019

How can words even begin to describe such a beautiful person as Molly, someone who I will strive to be when I grow up❤️ I have such fond memories of she and her darling sister Evelyn, walking arm in arm as they chatted every day on their walks along the beach in Cabo. When I asked what can you possibly talk about every single day, Molly said; “well, we never talk about old things, something new happens every day”...that’s how she lived and how I want to live as well, like something new every day 💕 Rest In Peace dear Molly, we will see you on the other side ❤️

Steve Reinoehl

September 10, 2019

Mom was (and is) such a great person. And, as funny as it is to say, there is no time that I can remember, that really stands out, and I think that’s because they were ALL great.

Whether it was taking bike rides with Mom and her close friend Ruth and her son, Robert, my childhood friend, her attending all of my school and sporting events, her providing dinner for us every night without fail (amazing), or just her perpetual smile and frequent laugh, it was all so very good!

Perhaps one thing that does stand out though, is the sense Rick, Laurie, and I ALWAYS had, of Mom’s love and concern for all of us. Unlike some of the unfortunate clients I counsel, our mom never rejected us, always had time for us.

I look forward to seeing her in Heaven once again.

Carol and Larry Habluetzel

September 9, 2019

Aunt Marian was someone very special to us. She made you smile because her smile always would light up the room. The anticipation of knowing we were going to see her would bring us happiness. In her presence, always lots of fun and laughs. When we would go to Reading we would start with the family all around the table, with V. and S. sandwiches, glasses of beer(Marian's favorite) and Goods potato chips and on the last day of the trip we would end the same way. We will miss those happy times and most of all miss dear Marian. The relationship and love between Marian and her sister Evelyn (Mom) was very special, lifelong and unbending. Marian will be greatly missed by all of us.
Love, Carol, Larry, and Chad

DARLENE SCHRINER

September 4, 2019

Terry and I will miss the lovely, kind Molly immensely and are so thankful to have had her in our lives. All the fun times we spent together enjoying the beaches in Cabo, Jersey and Capitola; all the wine festivals, and time spent at Rick and Robin's home in California created lots of fond memories, that we will cherish forever. Molly was such a sweet, kind, generous person, always sharing her beautiful smile and embracing hugs. We bid farewell sweet Molly....we'll meet up further on down the road.
Terry and Darlene

The Bechers

September 1, 2019

Molly always made the best out of whatever situation she was in. On one of her recent California visits, Molly had just been released from an overnight at the hospital but she still wanted to go out to dinner with us and enjoy a margarita. She didn’t let any setbacks or hospital detours keep her from continuing to appreciate her life. Molly never complained about her health nor talked negatively about anything. She just wanted to visit, laugh & be a part of the fun when friends gathered. Molly was a delight to know and be around. May she rest in Paradise.

Ray Dorian

August 22, 2019

I remember Marian always had a smile and a great sense of humor. I was lucky to have known her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Reinoehl family.--the Dorian family.

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Laurie Lynn Reinoehl

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Amanda Rene Reinoehl (Granddaughter)

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