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JoAnn Rhinehart

JoAnn Rhinehart, age 69, of Sylva, NC, passed away on Saturday March 5, 2022. She was the wife of Jim Rhinehart and the daughter of the late Harley and Georgia Lewis. 

She was a graduate of Sylva Webster High School and retired from Western Carolina University. She lived her life as an unselfish, unconditionally loving woman. With a touch of grit and grace, Joann enjoyed the simple things in life, like spending time with family or enjoying a sunny day. She loved farm animals and her boxer bulldogs. 

JoAnn is survived by her husband of 50 years; Jim, her son; Jody (Beverly), her daughter Megan (Jax), three sisters; Frances Hall (Charles), Alva Houston (Fred), and Gail Cagle (Mark), one brother; John Lewis (Carolyn) , and one sister-in-law; Susan Lewis. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother; Bud Lewis and one sister; Mary Sue Lewis. 

A private family ceremony is being planned by the family with burial following in the Stillwell Cemetery. Rev. Eddie Stillwell and Rev. Jerry Evans will officiate. 

Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family.


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Brenda Allison Hogsed Mar 14 2022 9:36 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JoAnn Rhinehart

Wanda Gunter Bradford Mar 12 2022 11:19 PM

I meet JoAnn forever ago when Megan attended childcare on WCU campus in the Belk building where I worked. JoAnn was always so kind and we spoke often during those years. She was so sweet and friendly to all. Hugs and Prayers for the family.
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Marie Messer Clark Mar 12 2022 11:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of JoAnn Rhinehart

Marie and John Clark Mar 12 2022 11:06 PM

Praying for each of you during this difficult time. JoAnn was such a sweet soul. Enjoyed our friendship together at Sylva-Webster High School. Asking God to draw close to each of you and give you His comfort and strength as only He can. Praying!!

Sharon Holcombe Bryson Mar 12 2022 2:17 PM

Jim, so sorry for your loss.

Lionel Bryson Mar 12 2022 12:31 PM

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Kari Hensley Mar 10 2022 12:27 AM

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Fred Harris Mar 9 2022 2:39 PM

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