Jeannine Marie Rinke
Medicine Lodge - Jeannine Marie Rinke, 92, of Medicine Lodge, KS, died Sunday, July 25, 2021 in the Long-Term Care Unit at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital.
She was born on June 6, 1929 in Nashville, KS, to Aloah (Rankin) and John McDonald. She was a 1947 graduate of Grossmont High School, La Mesa, CA. On January 5, 1948, she married Lewis "Bud" Rinke in Sharon, KS. He preceded her in death on February 24, 1997.
God gained an angel. Jeannine was always taking care of people her entire life and was such a blessing to everyone that knew her. I know the gardens in heaven are beautiful but now that she's there, they will be even more beautiful.
Jeannine was well-known for her baking, gardens, canning and flowers. She loved to travel, fish and escorted several cruises. Her favorite was down the Amazon River in South America.
Left to remember and honor her love are her six children: Sheridan (Rinke) Bengston of Ponca City, OK, Ralph Rinke and wife Kathy of Wichita, KS, Barbara (Rinke) Maier of Pratt, KS, Kenny Rinke of 99 Springs, KS, Kathi (Rinke) Calhoun and husband Brad of Pratt, KS, and Tom Rinke and wife Debbie of Clearwater, KS; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren; brother, Scott Stell and sister, Faye Taber; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jeannine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister, Carolee Voeller, her grandson, Taygan Rinke and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
Friends and family please sign the register book on Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Larrison Funeral Home, 120 E. Lincoln, Medicine Lodge, KS 67104. Rosary/vigil service will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 300 Curry Lane, Medicine Lodge, KS.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medicine Lodge, KS with Father Mark Brantley presiding. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge, KS.
The Rinke family would like to extend their gratitude to all the staff at the Long-Term Care Unit of Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital for their attentiveness and loving care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital, Long-Term Care Unit in care of Larrison Funeral Home, 120 E. Lincoln, Medicine Lodge, KS 67104.
Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com
Posted online on July 26, 2021