Paul Edward Rinehart

Born: Sat., Sep. 22, 1923
Died: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 06, 2017
Location: Stout & Son
Russiaville Chapel

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Fri., Oct. 06, 2017
Location: Stout & Son
Russiaville Chapel

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Paul Edward Rinehart, 94 of Kokomo was surrounded by family when he passed away at 4:58 am, Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Legacy of Waterford in Kokomo. He was born September 22, 1923, in Howard County, the son of the late Ross & Lucille (Mason) Rinehart. On February 18, 1944, he married Jo Ann Ingels and she survives. 

Paul was a 1940 graduate of Ervin Township High School. He served with the United States Army during WWII and earned the rank of Cpl. Paul was a retired farmer and was a member of Judson Baptist Church, the American Legion, and Green Acres Golf Club.

Paul is survived by his son, Mark E. (Wendy) Rinehart of Hamilton, OH; daughters Pamela Jo (Dennis) Massengill of Punta Gorda, Fl, Gail (Kurt) Daggett of Galveston, Gwen (Cecil) Harp of Marietta, GA; 8 grandchildren Marnie Cornell, Andy Mulis, Annie Bean, Kyle Rinehart, Erin Elhard, Rachael Webb, JC Webb, Kelly Brown; 15 great grandchildren; sister Virginia “Jenni” Prifogle of Kokomo.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents Ross and Lucille Rinehart; sisters Nina Rinehart, Marilyn Rinehart, Maxine Kirby; brothers Mason Rinehart, Bud Rinhart; grandson Ryan Massengill.

Funeral services will be held at 3 pm on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St. Russiaville, with Pastor Ken Freeland officiating. Burial will follow at South Union Cemetery with Military Honors. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1 to 3 pm on Friday at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be left online at

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Marty Getz
   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the extended Rinehart family during these difficult times.

Kevin Comer
   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
Rinehart Family:

Ed and Joan were wonderful neighbors for many year in Green Acres and I am saddened by Ed’s passing. Ed and I discussed how to solve the world’s problems in his garage many times over the years. Regretfully, we never were able to solve them. I know Ed’s passing is part of God’s Plan and I am blessed to have known him. I offer my heartfelt condolences to your family. I have many wonderful memories.


Bill and Judy Massengill
   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
Our thought and prayers are with all of you. You were all very lucky to have had him in your lives. Love to all Bill and Judy

Cheryl Brunger
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
Thinking of you and sending my deepest sympathy

Peggy Pepper
   Posted Fri October 06, 2017
My prayers are with you and your family.

John Tarkington
   Posted Sat October 07, 2017
Wow. Just found out today that Eddie passed. Im so sorry to hear that. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you guys. Blessings Johnny

Marion Helms
   Posted Sun October 15, 2017
Marion Helms sends her deepest sympathies to Jo Ann and family.