Kathryn V. "Kathy" Rinehart, age 67, a resident of Philippi, WV, passed away from this life on Tuesday December 5, 2023, at her residence while under the care of WVU hospice. Her death was attributed to cancer which she had for five months.
She was born on January 4, 1956, in Canton, Ohio, a daughter to the late Donald Cox and Joann (Morris) Cox.
On January 21, 2012, she was untied marriage to Robert M. "Bob" Rinehart who survives at their home.
Kathy leaves behind a sister; Robin Saldivar, several nieces and nephews and her fourth-grade class at Kasson Elementary School past and present.
Preceding her death are one daughter: Amanda Cox and a brother, Mitchell Cox.
Kathy graduated from Doddridge High School, took online classes to complete her college degree in education. She was social worker for the DHHR, and she was a substitute teacher in Doddridge, Harrison, and Barbour County School System when finally, she found her home at Kasson Elementary School where she taught for five years. Also, she took care of her daughter for five years until her death. She loved her yellow butterflies which were flying over her daughter's casket when she was laid to rest. Kathy really loved her school kids and will miss them. Through the ups and downs of life, Kathryn's unwavering love and support brought comfort and strength to those closest to her. Her gentle demeanor, her infectious laughter, and her ability to offer sage advice will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Grave side service will be conducted at noon on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at the Martin Farm Family Cemetery 38 Hideaway Lane, Salem WV 26426. Pastor Joe Palmer presiding. The Kittle Family Funeral Home 265 Beeech Ave., Philippi is honored to be assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.kittlefamilyfh.com.
Grant our teachers an abundance of Your wisdom. Prepare their hearts to welcome and love our loved ones, and may we make sure to show them love and respect in return. Give them grace as they help students who aren't thriving, courage to say what needs to be said, tools and knowledge on how and when to speak love, and strength when they feel weak. When they feel unseen, remind them that no moment goes unnoticed. They are shaping the future in one million small - yet incredibly important - ways every day. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the gift of learning they share with our children. Bless them, Lord, and may they see even just a glimpse of how their faithfulness will forever impact generations to come.