Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Colleen Marie Rines (August 12, 2019)

Colleen Marie Rines, 59, of Greenville, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 12, 2019, at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She was born on September 27, 1959, in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Daniel and Janice (Poling) Rines of Greenville.

Colleen had a passion for teaching children. She spent many years teaching 1st grade in Fort Wayne. When she moved to Greenville, she continued to substitute teach within Greenville City Schools. Colleen was a member of EUM in Greenville. She loved the Lord and had a burning passion to share the word of God.

She always put others before herself. Many described her as having a servant heart. Colleen fiercely loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with her entire family. She liked to cook and bake and would try almost any new recipe that she would find. Even during her free times, she could be found scrolling through Pinterest or watching the cooking channel.

In addition to her parents, Colleen is survived by her daughter, Caitie Welker and her husband, Josh of Greenville; her grandchildren, Lila and Tess Welker of Greenville; her sister Lynne Altenburger and her husband, Barry, of Monroeville, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Colleen’s life will take place at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at EUM Church, 1451 Sater Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331, with Pastor Jeff Harper officiating.

Guests may visit with the Rines family on Saturday from 11:00 until the time of service at the church.

The Rines family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes with the arrangements.

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