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Rinehart, Mary L. 1939-2022 St. Joseph, Missouri | Obituary

GRANT CITY, Mo. – Mary Loretta Rinehart died Wednesday, January 26, 2022 in St. Joseph.

Loretta was born on November 30, 1939 near Allendale, Missouri to Hope and Elva (Hass) Daniels. She graduated from Grant City High School in 1957 and then from Guard Business School in 1958.

Loretta married Thomas William Rinehart on May 29, 1958. To this union were born four daughters: Mary Beth (John) Davis, Debora Lynn (Russ) Troutwine, Patricia JoAnn (Mark) Mitchell and Sue Ellen Findley.

Loretta was a farmer. She began her postal career in 1973, retiring after 30 years as postmaster in Grant City. Loretta and Tom loved to travel. She visited every state except Alaska. She loved bird watching, playing the lottery and was a die-hard Kansas City Chiefs fan.

Loretta was predeceased by her husband, parents and grandson, Brandon William Rinehart.

Left to cherish his memory are his four daughters, grandson, Cole (Rachel) Findley, granddaughters: Jessica (Nate) Johnson, Alisha Rinehart (Si Ellis), Dr. Kelsey (Chris) Davis-Humes, Caitlyn ( Matthew) Shufelberger, Tiffany Tosato; great-grandsons: Kyler and Kyson Humes, Knox Findley and Tux Tosatto, great-granddaughters: Trisha Rinehart and Danika Mitchell; four step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara (Michael) O’Riley; brother-in-law, Jim (Merle) Rinehart and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Interment will be at Lotts Grove Cemetery in Hatfield, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 28 at the funeral home. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

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