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Russel Ross Rinehart of Perryville; formerly of Chester

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    Russel Ross Rinehart

updated: 4/19/2022 11:16 AM

Russel Ross Rinehart, 69, of Perryville, Missouri and formerly of Chester, Illinois, passed away at 9:39 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2022 at his residence.

He was born to the late Carrol Lee Sr. and Mary Louetta (nee Erwin) Rinehart on Jan. 15, 1953 in Louisville, Illinois.

Russel worked at the Gilster Mary-Lee Corp. for more than 45 years and was a senior dispatcher.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Chester, Illinois. He loved fishing and spending time with his daughters and grandchildren.

Russel is survived by two daughters, Bria Hoffman of Chester and Bobbi Jo (Andy) Balsman of Perryville, Missouri; four siblings: Carrol Lee "Sonny" Jr. (Helen) Rinehart of Chester, Donna (Steve) Herrell of Chester, Bill (Arlene) Rinehart of Murphysboro, Illinois and Tim (Amy) Rinehart of Fredericksburg, Virginia; eight grandchildren, Justin, Kaitlyn, Jacob, Jarrett, Gabrielle, Ashtyn, Kinsley and Silas; three great-grandchildren, Kaden, Isabella and Kennedy; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Casey Rinehart.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022 at Pechacek Funeral Homes in Chester, with the Rev. Mike Herrell officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 and again from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to St. Louis Children's Hospital and to Family Choice. To view this obituary and sign the register book visit

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