Helene E. Reinhart, formerly of Brookfield, Ohio, was taken by the hand of an angel on Monday, January 7, 2019, while a patient at Sharon Regional Hospital and surrounded by the loving care of her family, following an extended illness. She was 100 years young.
Helene was born September 11, 1918, in Ruckersville, Virginia, a daughter to Cecil D. and Ethel (Herndon) Deane.
On February 2, 1946, she married the love of her life, Kenneth L. Reinhart, Jr. and born to this union were three children, Aubrey “Sonny”, Kenneth III “Larry” and Connie.
During WWII, she worked in a silk factory in Virginia manufacturing parachutes for the troops. After coming to Ohio, she worked in the cafeteria and later on the wire harness assembly line for Packard Electric. Lastly, she had managed the Brookfield Local Schools Cafeteria for years before she retired.
She was a member of the Corner House Christian Church and the Happy Wonderers, both in Hubbard, Ohio.
In her spare time, she enjoyed staying very active in her church. She was the best cook and baker around and was especially known for making Christmas cookies for her entire family. In addition, she tended to her garden with more attention than most.
Survivors are her children, Aubrey “Sonny” Hoffman of Brookfield, Kenneth L. “Larry” Reinhart III (Carolyn) of Hamilton, Ohio and Connie G. Rotunna (William) of Masury, Ohio; her eight grandchildren; her 13 great-grandchildren; her three great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Gordon Deane of Gloucester, Virginia; her former daughter-in-law, Nancy Hoffman of Niles, Ohio and her many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her husband, Kenneth, who passed away in September of 1986; her grandson, William Allan Hoffman; her great-granddaughter, Brandy Hoffman and her five siblings.
A memorial service to honor Helene will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at the Corner House Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, Ohio 44425.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Brookfield Township Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com.
As suggested by her family, memorial contributions can be made to her church.
Coordination of this tribute for Mrs. Reinhart was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403 (330-509-3135).
A television tribute will air Thursday, January 10 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.