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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 (Metcalf) Reinhart
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. www.lanmanmemorials.com
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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Mrs. Jessie Mary Reinhart was my Elementary School Principal. She was loved. She will be missed. She was the best Elementary school principal. I have fond memories of her. Thank you Mrs. Reinhart for all you taught us. I am praying for her loved ones to find peace and comfort during this difficult time.
I am so sorry for your loss of Mrs. Reinhart. She was a very special teacher. I was a student of hers back in the 70's. To this day, I still remember being in her class and learning some life lessons. Of course, I will always remember getting to go out to the farm for the big pumpkin sell every year. I think all of us will treasure those memories of her. God bless all of you in your time of grief.
To all of Jessie Mary's family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Her passing is a great loss to the community. Her love for teaching and her students showed. Her commitment was so evident to all who knew her. Loved to see Jessie Mary and Cecil at any sporting event. They loved watching the kids. Prays go out to the family. So many memories. She is so loved by all. She affected many lives.
Glenda Davis Lepe
I can't find the words to say how sorry I feel right now. What a great Lady! Cecil, Vicki, Nancy and Clark I wish I could be there with you all tmorrow. I know you will miss her. GOD has her now, and he will take of her. We shall all be with her one of these days. May GOD bless each and everyone of you.
My mother always talked of Cecil and his wife as Godly people. I am so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful woman. Prayers are lifted up in her memory.
Jesse Mary was a wonderful lady and such a large part of our little community. I have many fun memories of her growing up. I also remember her as principal at Cherokee and as my girls attended Cherokee Elementary. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss.
Debbie & Frank Miller
Growing up in Jet and having Cecil and Jesse Mary in my life was great. I have such respect for them. Thank you for being there. We will miss such s great lady.
Kermitt and Margaret Ann
What an honor it was to know Jessie Mary. She was a mentor (mother, Christian, teacher,); a classy lady; and a great friend to many. Her legacy will be seen every day. Heaven is certainly rejoicing.
Dear Cecil & Family, I was so sorry to hear about Jessie, she was such a lovely lady & I know she will be missed by many. Please know my thoughts & prayers are with you.
Jesse Mary was a very sweet lady she was my Elementary Principal I learned so much from her. so sorry for her familys loss of a wonderful lady God Bless you all may the lord rap his arms around you all in this time and need.
Debbie [Stephens] Tracy
Cecil and your family,
You are on my mind
You are in my prayers
Because you are so deep in my heart
Mickie Bane Rivers
:Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Our thoughts and prayers to your family at the loss of Jessie Mary. What a positive, great influence Jessie and Cecil have had on our communities. We are so blessed!
AK, Shirley Armstrong
What an honor it has been to know Jessie Marie and Cecil. As an educator, I had the opportunity to serve with Jessie at the County level in various capacities. She exemplified everything that made an educator significant in the eyes of students, parents, community and fellow educators. I admire the great qualities that she possessed and the standards of excellence that she embraced. I am sorry for the loss that Cecil is experiencing, but I also know the "joy" that he must be feeling knowing she is in her heavenly home.
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