PRINCETON — Mary L. (Fuhs) Reinhart, 93, of Princeton, passed away at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.
She was born Sept. 1, 1924, in Snake Run, daughter of Andrew and Cecilia (Brahm) Fuhs.
Mary was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, VFW Women’s Auxiliary, and St. Bernadette Women’s Auxiliary. During World War II she was employed by Republic Aviation in Evansville, making parts for the P-47 Thunderbolt. She then worked a short time at Emge Meat Packing in Fort Branch, before marrying her husband Ed, to whom she was married for 56 years.
A beloved wife, cherished mother and adoring grandmother and great grandmother, her greatest pleasure was being surrounded by her loving family. She expressed her love of nature in growing flowers, especially cannas, which were admired by many who drove by her home. She enjoyed quilting with the Holy Cross Quilters and created many beautiful heirlooms for her family. She enjoyed bowling and is listed in the Bowling Hall of Fame. Mary and her husband Ed also attended the Senior Olympic Games in Evansville, at the state level, where they competed in washers, bowling, and cards. She enjoyed playing bingo with her friends at the VFW and playing clabber for many years with her family and friends.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Edward W. Reinhart, son Edward J. Reinhart, twin grandchildren Amber and Ashley, three brothers, and three sisters.
Mary is survived by her children; Michael (Jana) Reinhart of Lafayette, Sam Reinhart of Princeton, Elaine Couch of Fort Branch, Susie (Charlie) Powers of Princeton and Gloria (Derek Barton) Reinhart of Fort Branch; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Reinhart of Fort Branch; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial is at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Fort Branch, with Fathers Tony Ernst and Ambrose Wanyonyi as co-celebrants. Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Stodghill Funeral Home in Fort Branch and again at Holy Cross Catholic Church Thursday from 10 a.m. to service time. Rosary service is at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stodghill Funeral Home. Burial is at Holy Cross Cemetery following Mass. Donations can be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church or Holy Cross School. Expressions of sympathy made at stodghillfuneralhome.com.