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Jessie Reinhart

November 17, 1938 — December 1, 2015

Cherokee-Jessie Mary (Metcalf) Reinhart passed away December 1, 2015 at the age of 87. Jessie Mary was born November 17, 1928 to Emery Lemuel and Jessie Emily Metcalf. Born on the family farm, homesteaded in 1893, she was the only daughter and the youngest of six children.

Jessie Mary attended Timberlake and Jet Public Schools and married her high school sweetheart, Cecil Gene Reinhart on June 26, 1948 in the Timberlake Methodist Church. Together they nurtured and raised three children.

In addition to being a devoted wife, homemaker, mother and grandmother, she dedicated 31 years to the Cherokee Elementary School as a teacher and principal. The Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals honored her as District Administrator of the year for 1987-88.

In their later years, she and Cecil were passionate in sharing their faith, not only with their children and grandchildren, but also through the ministry of Wildwood Chapel and the Kairos Prison Ministry.

Jessie Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Emery and Jessie Metcalf; brothers, Dale Metcalf and wife, Mabel, Earl Metcalf and wife, Francis, Ivan Metcalf and wife, Florence and E.L. Metcalf, Jr.

She is survived by her dedicated husband of 67 years, Cecil; daughters, Vicki Cooper and husband Dick of Lubbock, Texas and Nancy Evans of Enid; son, Clark Reinhart and wife, Jeannie of Jet; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; brother, Donald Metcalf and wife, Florence and sister-in-law, Betty Metcalf.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Jet United Methodist Church under the direction of Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Cherokee. Viewing will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Casket Bearers will be Jessie Mary's nephews, Dale, Vern, Kent, Darell, Lee and Kim Metcalf.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made through the funeral home. The family suggests the Timberlake Swimming Pool, Jet Volunteer Fire Department or the Jessie Mary Reinhart Track Meet of Cherokee.

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