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Joanne Rhinesmith

December 30, 1952 — April 18, 2020

Joanne Elaine Rhinesmith, age 67, of Harrisburg formerly of Ridgway passed on peacefully April 18, 2020 in the Shawnee Rose Nursing Home after an extended illness.  Joanne was born in Pontiac, MI on December 30, 1952 to the late Lee Chester and Thelma letha (Bowman) Richert.

She had been a cashier most of her life.  She was Baptist by faith and attended the Ridgway First Baptist Church.  She enjoyed Bowling, but mostly her cats and dogs and fish tanks.  She had a warm smile and a kind heart and will be missed.

Joanne is survived by her children,  daughters, Andrea Wayne, Elizabeth Pratt and Sue (Mike) Pietszak and  a son Eric Rhinesmith, 3 brothers, Robert (Carleen) Richert, Robin (Terri) Richert and Richard Richert, a sister, Phyllis (Dwayne) Sherrod. 3 grandchildren, Lexie Rhinesmith, Rodney Fleischmann an Jake Pietszak.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Ronald, Peggy, Grace and Roland.

Her services will be at a later date in Michigan.

Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway is entrusted with the arrangements where you may leave a note of comfort to the family at

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