Helene E. (Deane) Reinhart

September 11, 1918 ~ January 7, 2019 (age 100)
Obituary Image


Helene E. Reinhart, formerly of Brookfield, Ohio, was taken by the hand of an Angel on Monday, January 7, 2019, while a patient at Sharon Regional Hospital and surrounded by the loving care of her family, following an extended illness. She was 100 years young.

Helene was born September 11, 1918, in Ruckersville, Virginia, a daughter to Cecil D. & Ethel (Herndon) Deane.

During WWII, she worked in a silk factory in Virginia manufacturing parachutes for the troops. After coming to Ohio, she worked in the cafeteria & later on the wire harness assembly line for Packard Electric. Lastly, she had managed the Brookfield Local Schools Cafeteria for years before she retired.

She was a member of the Corner House Christian Church, and the Happy Wanderers, both in Hubbard, Ohio.

In her spare time, she enjoyed staying very active in her church. She was the best cook and baker around, and was especially known for making Christmas cookies for her entire family. In addition, she tended to her garden with more attention than most.

Survivors are: her children, Aubrey “Sonny” Hoffman, Brookfield, Kenneth L. “Larry” Reinhart, III, (Carolyn), Hamilton, Ohio, and Connie G. Rotunna (William), Masury, Ohio; her eight grandchildren; her thirteen great-grandchildren; her three great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Gordon Deane, Gloucester, Virginia; her former daughter-in-law, Nancy Hoffman, Niles, Ohio; and her many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the love of her life, Kenneth L. Reinhart, Jr., whom she married on February 2, 1946, he passed away in September of 1986; her grandson, William Allen Hoffman; her great-granddaughter, Brandy Hoffman; and her five siblings.

A Memorial Service to honor Helene will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at the Corner House Christian Church, 6954 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Hubbard, Ohio 44425. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Brookfield Township Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at

As suggested by her family, memorial contributions can be made to her church.

Coordination of this tribute for Mrs. Reinhart was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135)

© 2019 Briceland Funeral Services. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS