Alice B. Rinehart

Alice B. Rinehart

Alice B. Rinehart of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at her home. Mrs. Rinehart was born August 28, 1913 in Detroit, Michigan, to Joseph and Grace (Chapman) Wilson. Over a period of 70 years Alice and her husband Clyde were foster parents to over 400 children. Surviving are a son and three daughters, Jerry (Beverly) Rinehart of Cooper, Phyllis Forbes of Gobles, Joyce (Dale) Blanchard of Plainwell and Terri Rinehart of Kalamazoo; 30 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; many foster children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde Rinehart in 1990; a daughter and a son, Lois Miner and James Rinehart; two grandchildren, Michael Forbes and James Rinehart; and a great-grandson, Jason Forbes. Friends may meet the family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, Pastor Don Ray officiating. Burial will be at Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Kalamazoo. Contributions in memory of Alice may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.

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