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Nancy English Rheinhart

September 14, 1939 — January 18, 2024

Nancy English Rheinhart, a beacon of kindness and laughter, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2024, at Agape Hospice Lexington, SC. Born on September 14, 1939, in Scranton, PA, Nancy's life was a rich tapestry of love, learning, and the joy she brought to everyone around her.

Nancy's journey began as the cherished daughter of the late James D English and Ruth Dunstone English. She grew up in a loving family alongside her sisters, Mary Bowman and Martha English, and her brother, James English. Nancy's heart found its match in Edwin A. Rheinhart Jr., with whom she shared a beautiful marriage until his passing in 2020. The legacy of their love lives on through their devoted daughters, Susan and Julie, and the extended family of nieces, nephews, and many who were chosen as family.

Her academic pursuits were marked by determination and a lifelong passion for knowledge. Nancy earned her associate's degree, starting her education in 1968 and completing it later in life, a testament to her belief in the power of lifelong learning.

Nancy embarked on her professional career as a secretary in 1957 at the Salt Company in Scranton, PA. Her exceptional skills and vibrant personality took her through various roles, culminating in a position she cherished at the Foster Wheeler Corporation in the legal department. Nancy's colleagues will remember her not just for her professional acumen but for the warmth and spirit she brought to the workplace.

Beyond her professional life, Nancy's interests were as colorful and diverse as her personality. An avid painter and poet, she found beauty in expression and shared it generously. Her love for the piano filled her home with music, and her sense of humor and penchant for storytelling left echoes of laughter long after the tales ended. Nancy's home was a sanctuary of welcome, earning her the affectionate title of "Mommy Rhinehart" among many.

Nancy's spirit was characterized by her readiness to learn, her eagerness to welcome, and her ability to find joy in the simplest of moments. She had an unparalleled ability to make people feel at home, and her presence was a source of comfort and happiness. Her laughter was infectious, and her stories—often laced with her sharp wit—were a gift to all who heard them.

The staff at Agape Hospice became part of her extended circle, experiencing firsthand her kind and funny nature. Her best friend, Julie Skinkle, and the residents at Windsor House, where she lived, all felt the impact of her spirited personality.

As we bid farewell to Nancy English Rhinehart, we celebrate a life lived with boundless kindness, infectious humor, and indomitable spirit. She has left an indelible mark on the hearts of her family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Her legacy is one of love, laughter, and the profound impact of a life well-lived.

Nancy's family finds comfort in knowing she is now reunited with her beloved husband and parents. Her memory will continue to inspire and guide us, just as the stories she told will continue to warm our hearts. Nancy English Rhinehart's radiant spirit will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

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