Linda Kay Rhinehart Core was born June 16, 1950, at Paris, Arkansas and passed away May 13, 2019, at Baptist Health Center in Fort Smith after a long illness. She was the daughter of Dorothy and the late Kenneth Rhinehart.
Linda graduated from Santa Maria Joint Union High School in Santa Maria, California, Mellie’s School of Beauty of Fort Smith, Ozark Technical College (now Arkansas Tech at Ozark) and was retired after 20 years of service as Logan County Clerk. Linda was a member of the First Baptist Church of Paris for 30 years, served as president of the County Clerks Association of Arkansas and a member of the Committee of 100 Women of Arkansas.
Linda was preceded in death by her father, grandparents, Bethel and Mae Jordan and Alfred and Maude Rhinehart; father-in-law and mother-in-law, I.J. and Pauline Core, step daughter, Michelle Garrett and sister-in-law, Helen Moore.
Survivors are Linda’s husband of 49 years, Mike of Paris; two daughters, Leslie Benge and husband, Chris and Sandy Maddox and husband, Austin; her mother, Dorothy Rhinehart; a sister, Sharon Bunting and husband, David of Maumelle; four grandchildren, Emily Reese of Fort Smith, Kaden Benge, Blaine Maddox and Liam Maddox, all of Paris; two step grandchildren, Matney Brooks and Tyler Garrett and three great granddaughters.
Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Roller Funeral Home in Paris.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., May 16, 2019, at the First Baptist Church at Paris with the Rev. Harlin Brewton officiating. Burial will follow at McVay Cemetery near Paris under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online obituary and guestbook are available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/paris.
Pallbearers will be Gene Davis, Billy Schwartz, Jason Rhinehart, Boe Rector, B.J. Cherry and Mark Limbird.
Honorary pallbearers will be Linda Brooks, Charlotte Davis, Diana Varner, Kaden Benge, Blaine Maddox and Liam Maddox.