Dorothy (Kellogg) Rhinehart


Dorothy (Kellogg) Rhinehart passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Avail Assisted Living in Cleveland.

Dorothy was born in Galion, Ohio, on Dec. 28, 1923, to the late Glenn and Estella (Tracht) Kellogg.

Born Dorothy Marie Kellogg, she was preceded in death by her husband, Don Rhinehart; daughter, Susan Ritzhaupt; parents, Estella (Tracht) and Glenn Kellogg; sisters, Alice Lucille, Letha (Gerald) Roberts and Vera June Kochheiser; brothers, Laurence (Mertie) Kellogg and Harold (Mary June) Kellogg.

Surviving Dorothy are her grandchildren, Shannon (Christy) Ritzhaupt of Cleveland and Erich (Sarah) Ritzhaupt of Hendersonville. She loved and adored her great-grandchildren, Jackson, Anderson, Ivan and Mason Ritzhaupt.

Dorothy and Don were married for 71 years before his passing in 2015. After Don was honorably discharged from the military in 1946, they built a life together in Galion. They welcomed Susan Kay Rhinehart, their only child, in 1948. They loved dancing and socializing and playing cards with their dear lifelong friends. They worked many years together at Galion Manufacturing and were members of the First United Church of Christ in Galion. They enjoyed vacationing in Avon Park, Florida, and visiting their daughter and her family in Cleveland after their retirement.

In 1999, they relocated to Cleveland to assist and care for their daughter, Susan, who was a quadriplegia survivor. Don and Dorothy loved and assisted Susan until her death in 2005. They remained in Cleveland, where they were fortunate to have many cherished years, spending time with their grandsons and their families.

The family will receive friends from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022, at Companion Funeral Home at 2415 Georgetown Road.

Online condolences may be posted at

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Christopher Reeve Foundation in memory of her daughter, Susan.

The interment will be held in Galion, Ohio, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, with the Rev. Bill Meyer officiating at Fairview Cemetery.



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