Carol I. Rininger, 70, died at her home, 5006 N. Michigan Road, Plymouth, Ind., at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 7, 2003, in the loving care of her family and the Marshall County Hospice.
The daughter of John Melvin and Nellie Maude Landes Sample, Carol was born on July 3, 1933 in Jacksonville, Ill. She attended Mishawaka High School, Mishawaka, Ind.
On September 29, 1950, in Roseland, Carol and Donald Rininger were married.
Carol had worked for the Marshall-Starke Development Center and Pathfinders.
She was a member of the Women?s Auxillary of Moose Lodge # 58 in South Bend.
Carol enjoyed all kinds of arts and crafts, especially painting ceramics and doing Pretty Punch needle point. She enjoyed camping at Jellystone at Plymouth, and was also a collector of Indian Artifacts.
Surviving along with her husband of almost 53 years are three sons: Lyle L. (Glenda) Rininger of South Bend, Donald E Rininger and Todd L. Rininger, both of Plymouth, and two daughters: Susan I. Rininger and Linda K. (Terry) Seeders, both of Plymouth. Seven grandchildren: Peter Rininger, Joshua Rininger, Matthew Rininger and Jessica Rininger, all of Mishawaka, and Jack Seeders, Cory Seeders, and Mark Seeders, all of Plymouth, also survive along with a brother, Kenneth W. (Beulah) Sample of Millersburg, Ind.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Mark W. Rininger, three sisters: Juanita Coats, Elva Suetkamp, Ionia Sample, and three brothers: Floyd Sample, William Sample, and Harold Sample.
A celebration of Carol?s life and visitation with her family will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 2003, in the Johnson - Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N, Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2003 in the funeral home.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Carol?s memory may be made to the Marshall ? Starke Development Center, Plymouth.