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Helen M. Rinehart

Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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Helen M. Rinehart

DIXON – Helen M. Rinehart, 87, of Dixon, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.

She was born March 23, 1927, in Dixon, the daughter of Ulrich and Caroline (Studach) Zuend. She married Kenneth Rinehart on Nov. 11, 1946, in Dixon. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 2009. She worked at Freeman Shoe Co., then at BorgWarner in Dixon for 30 years before retiring. She enjoyed playing cards.

Helen was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon, the Catholic Women’s Club, Dixon Elks Auxiliary, the Red Hat Society, and Take Off Pounds Sensibly.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Sullivan of Princeton; two grandsons, Jason (Angie) Sullivan of Lisle and Shawn Sullivan of Princeton; and three great-grandchildren Tyler, Mikayla, and Hunter.

She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Rinehart, and a brother, Joseph Zuend.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., with the rosary recited at 8 p.m., Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. Visitation also will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Bernard Sehr, pastor, officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.

A memorial has been established.

Visit thejonesfh.com to send condolences.

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