Thomas J. & Margaret Rine

Obituary of Thomas J. & Margaret Rine

Margaret Glauser Rine, 73, and Thomas James Rine, also 73, of Cloverdale, Virginia, have taken their enduring love of each other to heaven. Tom passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 and Margaret joined him on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Tom was born in Washington, Pa. and Margaret in Wheeling, W.Va. The couple lived in Wheeling for more than 20 years before moving to Cloverdale, Va.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Clara B. and Albert T. Rine; sisters, Mary Ruth Teufel and Lola Jean Meyers; and brother, Bill Rine. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Mary W. and Edgar S. Glauser and her brother, Bob Glauser.

Margaret and Tom are survived by their children, Lynn (Bill) Swann, of White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. and Brad (Karen) Rine of Canonsburg, Pa. All those who knew them knew they adored their six grandchildren, Timothy (Taylor) Rine of Huntsville, Ala., Natalie Rine of New York, N.Y., Sara Swann of Silver Spring, Md., Rebekah Rine of Canonsburg, Pa., Bennett Rine of Los Angeles, Calif. and Emily Swann of Madrid, Spain. They are also survived by Margaret's sister, Jane (Mark) Burkhart; her sister-in-law, Peggy Glauser; Tom's brother, Richard (Patricia) Rine; his sister-in-law, Mary Lou Rine; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Known for their unending support of family, friends and strangers, Tom is fondly remembered as a baseball and softball coach and businessman and Margaret for her nearly 20 years as a preschool teacher, 4-H club leader and avid gardener.

As high school sweethearts, their love was like a storybook, he was a basketball player and she was a cheerleader. Married for 54 years, they experienced many ups and downs but enjoyed life together and encouraged their children, grandchildren, teams and students to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.

For friends in the Roanoke area, visitation will be held at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A celebration of life will be held in Wheeling, W.Va. in May or June.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Read Mountain Fire & Rescue Department (http://www.rmfrd.org/) or Feeding America (https://www.feedingamerica.org/).
 

Wednesday
12
January

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory, Peters Creek Road Chapel
5160 Peters Creek
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
540-366-0707
Wednesday
12
January

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory, Peters Creek Road Chapel
5160 Peters Creek
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
540-366-0707