MARENGO — Katherine D. “Katie” Rhinebolt, 21, of Marengo died Aug. 12, 2008, along with her brother, Ryan D. Rhinebolt, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born March 21, 1987, in Westerville to Daniel and Karen (Leahy) Rhinebolt of Marengo. Katie was employed by Great Clips in Lewis Center. With a lifelong love of horses, Saturday she had just purchased a horse named Starfire.
Surviving are her parents; brother, Peter; niece, Madeline Marie; maternal grandmother, Dolores Leahy; paternal grandparents, Fred and Shirley Rhinebolt; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to her brother, Ryan, she was preceded in death by grandfather, Peter Leahy.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. A Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday at 9 a.m. with the Rev. James Black and Kevin Kavanagh as co-celebrants. Entombment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
The family has asked in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Ryan and Katie Rhinebolt Fund, c/o of National City Bank, 664 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015, which will be used to benefit people and animals in need. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.