Carolyn S. Rinard 1945-2016

AUSTINTOWN — Carolyn Sue Rinard, 71, of Austintown, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Carolyn was born March 16, 1945, in Canton, the daughter of the late John Garfield and Comella Mayle Thompson.

Carolyn married the love of her life, Gary Denver Rinard,  Sept. 15, 1962. Carolyn and Gary were blessed with 46 years of marriage, until his passing Feb. 20, 2008.

She had lived in Austintown for the past two years, was formerly of Newton Falls, where she lived since 1966, and previously lived in Canton.

Carolyn was a member of the Newton Falls Church of the Nazarene and loved crafts and decorating.

She is survived by her daughters, Quintina (Douglas) Witherow of Newton Falls and Dena (Tony) Marafiote of Newton Falls; sisters, Zunna (Carlos) Cruze of Canton, Crystal Thompson of Canton, Lisa Thompson of Canton and Yolanda (Brian) Smith of Canton; and brothers, John (Christine) Thompson of Canton and Jack (Theresa) Thompson of Canton; her best friend, Susie Reese; granddaughters, Alysia (Steve) Patton of Niles, Alexis Witherow of Newton Falls, Elizabeth Woofter of Cincinnati and Alaina Woofter of Newton Falls.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Gary.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls, with Pastor Patricia Seger officiating. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., two hours prior to service, Thursday.

Carolyn will be laid to rest beside her husband, Gary at Pineview Memorial Park in Warren.

The family wishes to thank everyone at Briarfield Manor for loving and caring for Carolyn — “Red.”

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444; 330-872-5440.

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