Vera Nadine (Wolf) Rinehart, 89, a lifelong Sumner County resident, passed away Friday evening, March 21, 2014 at Cumbernauld Village in Winfield, Kansas. 

Vera Nadine (Wolf) Rinehart, 89, a lifelong Sumner County resident, passed away Friday evening, March 21, 2014 at Cumbernauld Village in Winfield, Kansas.  

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Hawks-Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington, Kansas.   Burial will follow at Goodell Cemetery near Drury, Kansas.  A visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. that evening.  A memorial has been established in Mrs. Rinehart’s name for the American Cancer Society.  Contributions may be left with the funeral home.  For more information or to send a condolence, please visit  

Nadine was born November 1, 1924 in Sumner County to William and Olga (Welch) Wolf, one of 9 children. 

She attended a country school at Portland, Kansas and graduated from South Haven High School in 1943.  She was a member of the Hunnewell Methodist Church and later the South Haven Methodist Church.  She served with the United Methodist Women.  For many years, Nadine had taught VBS and served on different committees at the church.  She had put her hope and trust in Jesus, her personal Lord and Savior.
On June 3, 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, Harold Leonard Rinehart.  To this union six children were born. 

They raised their children on the family farm in the South Haven community participating in many church and school events.  Nadine was an avid gardener, seamstress, cook and homemaker. 

She canned and would freeze most of her family's food throughout her life and was known far and wide for homemade cakes and pies.  Sewing and quilting were others of her many talents.  

Together, she and Harold, grew crops and raised livestock.  Many meals were prepared for harvest crews.  In 1973, they received the honor of Farm Family of the Year.  Nadine was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

She had unconditional love for all her family and friends.  With hands never idle, she continued her love for gardening, until moving from her country home to Caldwell, Kansas.  In 2012, she moved into a residential care home, eventually moving to Cumbernauld Village in Winfield.

She is survived by her husband, Harold of the home; her sons: Leonard Rinehart and wife Joni of South Haven, KS; Gregory Rinehart and wife Priscilla of Winfield, KS; Jay Rinehart and wife Susan of South Haven, KS; and Ben Malina, Jr. of Houston, TX.; her daughters: Sharon Bergdall and husband Brenton of Lenexa, KS; and Kim Flick and husband Rocky of Bluejacket, OK; her sisters: Betty Bates and Earline Strickland both of Wellington, KS; her 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy Malina, 3 brothers, William, Herman and Everett Wolf; 2 sisters, Ottis King and Lorraine Taylor and a granddaughter, Kari Rinehart.