Marion C. “Shorty” Rhine

July 1, 2022

Marion C. “Shorty” Rhine, 101, of Pendleton, Ind., died July 1, 2022 at Fall Creek Retirement Village, Pendleton.  He was born March 29, 1921 in Kirklin, Ind. to Ithmar “IC” & Sarah A. (Merrill) Rhine.  His marriage was to Mary Loueva Pruitt on August 3, 1958 in Logansport, Ind. and she preceded him in death on March 31, 2020.

Shorty attended Forest and Scircleville schools and was a 1940 graduate of Rossville High School.   A farmer, he had also worked at Kent Canning, Russ Ford Garage and Mallory Controls, retiring from there on May 1, 1983. He had formerly attended Michigantown Wesleyan Church.  Shorty enjoyed visiting his cousin in Wyoming and making new born baby hats for over 12 years.

Visitation and Services

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at Whiteman Cemetery, Michigantown, Ind. No visitation is planned. Memorial donations may be made to The Gideons International.

Survived by:

Nieces: Rebecca Storey of Anderson, Martha Roach of Frankton, Special Friends: Nancy Dale and Carolene Summers and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded by:

brother, Robert Rhine, sisters, Annabelle Wooten, Roberta Evans, and Martha Hinton.


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4 Condolences for “Marion C. “Shorty” Rhine”

  1. Marie Rhine Harris July 3, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    I connected again with Marion Rhine when Jan Morgan Mullen contacted me on the event of his approaching 100th birthday. I loved that he thanked me for that and started sending me Christmas cards as well! My father was John D. Rhine, and they enjoyed a lot of fun times together over the years. What a wonderful long life he lived!

  2. Jacqueline (Miller) Munson July 3, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    My mother, Marilyn Louise (Rhine) Miller, who passed a few years ago, was Shorty’s first cousin. If she could be with you all, I’m sure she’d have had some great stories to share. We are so sorry for our family’s loss.

  3. Karen Lippard July 4, 2022 at 7:17 am

    Our sympathy to all who will miss Marion in the days to come. He was a special friend to me and my husband. We attended Mt. Hope Chapel in Michigantown together where we grew to love him and Loueva. He called us often and always said he prayed for us every night. You don’t know how much that meant to us.
    When I was a single mom he invited me and my children out to his home for dinner and made us feel so welcome. He taught me how to use a tomato juicer and can tomato juice. He worked hard all of his life and cared about his friends. I loved seeing him at camp in Frankfort and really appreciate the nieces bringing him to the services. Praise God for a life well lived.

  4. Vangie (Wilson)Lindner July 4, 2022 at 8:13 am

    Oh my goodness what a life of precious memories! God bless his memory!

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