Jo Ann (Ingels) Rinehart

Born: Thu., Jan. 7, 1926
Died: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 09, 2017
Location: Stout & Son
Russiaville Chapel

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Thu., Nov. 09, 2017
Location: Stout & Son
Russiaville Chapel

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Jo Ann Rinehart, 91, of Kokomo, was surrounded by family when she passed away  at 8:30 pm on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Waterford Health Care Campus. She was born on January 7, 1926, in Phoenix, AZ, to L. Ross and Pauline E. (Weger) Ingels. On February 18, 1944, she married Paul Edward Rinehart, who passed away on October 3, 2017. 


Jo Ann was a 1943 Kokomo High School graduate. She retired as a secretary from Ervin Elementary School. She was a member of Judson Baptist Church. Jo Ann loved painting, reading, playing Bridge and was an excellent seamstress.


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


Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents, L. Ross and Pauline E. Ingels; step other, Valera Ingels; and grandson, Ryan Massengill. 


Funeral services will be held at 3 pm on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St. Russiaville, with Pastor Ryan Sibray officiating. Burial will follow at South Union Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 3 pm on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors. Online condolences may be left at

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Marty Getz
   Posted Tue November 07, 2017
Thoughts and prayers for the extended Rinehart family during these difficult times.

Kevin Comer
   Posted Tue November 07, 2017
Rinehart Family:

My sincere condolences to your family. It is fitting that Ed and Jo Ann are now together in heaven. They were my good neighbors for many years in Green Acres. They were great friends and mentors to Sene and me and they served as great examples to us. I know this is part of the cycle of life, but they will be missed.

Cris Smith Randall
   Posted Wed November 08, 2017
Gail and Gwen and family,

Thoughts and prayers for you all during this difficult time...Sorry I won't be able to be at the viewing but wanted you to know I was thinking of you all....

God Bless,
Cris Smith Randall

Kenn Freeland
   Posted Thu November 09, 2017
We were pleased to have Jo Ann worship with us at Waterford Place. When I visited with her on Oct. 29th she told me she was "going home this week". God works in great ways His wonders to perform.
My prayers are with each of you.
Kenn Freeland

Charlaine Schmidt
   Posted Thu November 09, 2017
Gail, Gwen, Pam and family,

Your mom such a great lady, always with a smile and kind word, (as was your dad); I am so sorry for your loss and the heartbreak you must feel but I hope knowing how much they touched others will give you comfort.