Patricia Rinehart (May 26, 1936-July 1, 2018), was born to Mabel and Oscar Laycox on May 26, 1936 in Columbus, Ohio.


In her teenage years she lived with her Aunt Ruth Paulselle, who supported her in high school and at Capital Univeristy. She later met her husband Warren Rinehart at Capital, while studying nursing. They married in July 1957. She supported Warren’s study at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus.

She married my father Warren Rinehart in 1957, and was walked down the aisle by her brother, Donald Laycox, who lives in Florida and will turn 90 next year, April 2019.

1961 was a highlight with the birth of yours truly.

After serving in Edon, Ohio for Warren’s first parish call, they moved to Grand Blanc, Michigan in 1964 to plant a congregation called Holy Spirit Lutheran. They stayed 33 years.

My baptism:

My brother Paul’s baptism:

My sister Katie’s baptism:

The family circa 1972:

In 1974, Pat studied and attained her real estate sales license. Working at Piper Realty for most of her career, she was deeply passionate about helping people find their dream home.

Mom and dad at my graduation from Trinity Seminary in 1988:

1993, when grandson John Rinehart was born.

In 1997 mom and dad retired, moving to Leander, Texas, close to my sister Katie, and about three hours from where we live. They adjusted to retirement well.

Not long after that, we moved to Texas.

In 1998 mom and dad bought John a swing set.

This 2003 photo shows mom and dad with their three children, seven grandchildren, and in-law Thurman Warne, my wife Susan’s dad.