Delores Jean “Dody” Rinehart, 90 of Lake Ozark, MO, formerly of the Macon and Moberly area, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021. She was born May 4, 1931 in Moberly to Fred and Vorine (Durnil) Roberson.
She married Bennie Rinehart March 7, 1950, in Moberly and he preceded her in death, October 20, 2020.
She is survived by one son Greg and his wife Ann Strong Rinehart of Rocky Mount, MO, niece Angie Mason and her husband Bruce, nephews Tom Rinehart and his wife Cindy, Tim Rinehart and his wife Tina, Jim Rinehart, several great nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Dody grew up in Moberly. She and Bennie lived on a farm in Jacksonville and later moved to Macon. Her work life spanned many years and various roles along the way including working for the phone company, the office at Macon Samaritan Hospital, Dr. John Ewing, Optometrist and was the City Tax Collector in Macon.
She was a Breast Cancer Survivor.
Dody loved her chocolate. She always wanted chocolate in her room at the nursing home for the staff. She enjoyed quilting and sewing. When one of her dresses won a State Grange Sponsored Dress Making Contest it was then entered in a National Contest in New York City. She was a great cook. She loved trying recipes from her many cookbooks. One of Dody’s favorite hobbies was shopping. Greg would mention shopping and Dody would search her purse and come up with a map of whatever mall he mentioned. Greg and his mom would do Lottery scratch offs weekly. Dody loved her gambling. Never won much but sure had fun. Most of all Dody was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend. Dody and Bennie are dancing up a storm in Heaven.
The family would like to thank the Staff at Mark Twain Assisted Living and Retirement Home in Moberly, the staff at Ozark Rehab/Health Care Center in Osage Beach, MO and the Hospice staff who helped make Dody’s last three months so peaceful and comfortable.
Memorials may be made by check to Ozark Resident’s Trust, Ozark Rehab/Health Care Center, 1083 Ozark Care Drive, Osage Beach, MO 65065 or an organization of your choice.
Words of comfort and support may be shared with the family during the visitation, Monday, November 29, 2021, 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM, at the Cater Funeral Home in Moberly. Services honoring Dody’s life will follow, 1:00 PM, graveside, in the Oakland Cemetery. Committal prayer and burial will follow.