Olive M. Rinker

August 23, 2013 • Obituaries


Rinker-OliveFuneral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 26, 2013, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church for Olive Rinker, 85, who passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Mission Arch Care Center with her son by her side. Rev. Jim Bignell of Aldersgate United Methodist Church will be officiating with burial to follow at South Park Cemetery.

Olive was born July [auth] 24, 1928, in Tiffin, Ohio, to Edward Welter and Carmen Prindle. Her parents preceded her in death. She married Lester L. Rinker on March 2, 1948, in Greenup, KY; he preceded her in death. Olive was also preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Curran; brothers: Harold W. Welter and Marion C. Welter; and sisters: Dorothy Elchert and Frances Heilman.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Donald Lee Rinker, of Tulsa, Ok; brother Eugene J. Welter, of Kenosha, WI; grandchildren: Ryan Weiser and Mellisa Hollingshead and husband, Scott; and great-grandchildren: Burgandy Hollingshead and Levi Hollingshead.

Olive was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. She was also a member of DAV Women’s Auxiliary.

Serving as pallbearers are Donald Lee Rinker, Bob Pottle, Karl Hamerdinger and Jim McDevitt.

In lieu of flowers you may make donations to the First United Methodist Church Cowboy Bell Scholarship Fund, 200 N. Pennsylvania, Roswell, NM 88201.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

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