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Olive Martha Rinehart

Olive Martha RinehartOlive Martha Rinehart, age 94, long-time resident of Carrollton, died on March 23, 2010, in Salt Lake City. 

Born May 22, 1915, in Dellroy, she was a daughter of the late Emmett and Annabelle Newell Griffin. 

Olive graduated from Carrollton High School in 1932 and from Ohio University in 1936 with a bachelor's degree in Music Education.  She was married to Leslie Rinehart on June 20, 1941.  She taught music in the local schools for eight years.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Carrollton, Carroll County Library Board, and served on the Board of Elections.  Olive was later a member of Scroggsfield United Presbyterian Church and their pianist for 20 years.  She was an active member of the Grange in all degrees for over 60 years, holding many offices including State Juvenile Deputy for 13 years.  She was a licensed insurance agent and assisted in the Leslie Rinehart Agency.  Olive lived from the horse and buggy to the age of the internet.  She was a great lover of history and prayed that future generations would learn from it to keep our country free.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Terrion (John), Salt Lake City, UT; Patty Ouimette (Randy), Arroyo Grande, CA; Mary Lou Nixon (Ted), Grove City, OH; German exchange "daughter" Paula Holzheuzer, Gross-Gerau, Germany; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by son, David Rinehart; husband, Leslie; and sisters Myrta Cross, Dora Holmes and Erma Stevens.

The family wishes to thank the staff and residents of the Wellington Senior Residence for their friendship and care during Olive's final three years.  In keeping with Olive's wishes, her body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held in the summer when all the family can attend.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Scroggsfield United Presbyterian Church or the Salvation Army. 

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