Lebanon Reporter


May 23, 2014

Robert L. 'Bob' Rhinehart

Robert Lee “Bob” Rhinehart, 78, of Thorntown, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Witham Memorial Hospital, Lebanon.

He was born May 3, 1936, in Lebanon, the son of the now late Dorothy Marie (Bradley) Birge and the stepson of the now late Charles Birge. He attended Lindbergh and Hattie B. Stokes Elementary Schools.

On Jan. 4, 1957, he was married to Margaret A. McDonald in Indianapolis; they later divorced.

After serving four years in the United States Navy aboard the USS Lake Champlain, Bob resided with his family in Indianapolis, where he was employed at RCA and also held the position of captain on the Mickleyville Wayne Township Fire Department. They later moved to Mechanicsburg and then Thorntown, where he worked as a heavy machine operator for Aggregate Gravel Company and then retired from CSI.

Bob loved the out-of-doors, fishing, camping and golfing. He enjoyed electric trains, watching the Indianapolis Colts and lottery scratch-off tickets. Most of all, Bob loved his family.

Survivors include four children, Lisa (Jerry) Whittinghill, Robert “Rob” Rhinehart, Angela “Angie” (Alvin “Smitty”) Smith, and Beth (Shawn) McClintock, all of Thorntown; nine grandchildren, Ashley Turner, Damon McClintock, Elijah Whittinghill, Hannah Smith, Haleigh Smith, Shawn Rhinehart, April Rhinehart, James Rhinehart and Maddison Rhinehart; two great-grandchildren, Blaiden Rhinehart and Aurianna Long; three nieces, Debra Montgomery, Elana (Lex) Cass and Melissa Huddleston; great-niece, Sabra Montgomery; three great-nephews, Seth Newman, Jeremy Whittaker and Dominic Huddleston; and his cousin, Norman Cook.

Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Myers Chapel of Memories, with the Rev. Sam Westmoreland officiating. Interment with military rites will follow services at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Thorntown.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St., Suite No. 1180-South, Indianapolis, IN 46204; or to any military organization.

Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.

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