Joseph P. Rhinerson, 91, of Owensboro, passed away March 14, 2023. He was born in Daviess Co., KY on July 11, 1931, to the late James and Rose Rhinerson. A graduate of St. Francis High School, Joe retired as a supervisor from W.R. Grace after twenty-nine years in 1988. He was a farmer, Kentucky Colonel, and Sophia Award recipient. Joe was a charter member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, was active on many church committees, and a part of the St. Pius Cooking Team. He was also on the Board of Directors for the Opportunity Center of Owensboro, a past Board Member for Owensboro Catholic High School and a member of the Daviess County Beef Association. He enjoyed U.K. Basketball, gardening, softball, and watching his grandchildren play sports. Joe served in the Army from 1951 until 1953. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ellen Gilles Rhinerson, second wife, Helen Jean Castlen; son, David Rhinerson; siblings, Catherine Roberts, Dorothy Horrell, Louise Farmer, Imogene Gropp, Charles Rhinerson, and Thomas J. Rhinerson; son-in-law, Michael Jones and granddaughter, Beth Morris.
Joe is survived by his children, Rhonda Jones, Sharon (Barry) Ko, Teresa Tipton, Mark (Molly) Rhinerson, Jeff Rhinerson; stepchildren, Sandra (Danny) Morris, Gloria (Larry) Boarman, Ginger (Jerry) McBride, Richard (Mary) Castlen, and Phillip (Debbie) Castlen, twenty-two grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren, along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Funeral Mass will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, at St. Pius X Catholic Church with burial following at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday with prayers beginning at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. all at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Western Kentucky or Puzzle Pieces, INC.