Shirley (Bishop) Rinard

Born: Thu., Jul. 25, 1935
Died: Thu., Jun. 19, 2014


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., Jun. 28, 2014
Location: First United Methodist Church South Campus

Memorial Service

10:30 AM Sat., Jun. 28, 2014
Location: First United Methodist Church South Campus

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Shirley Bishop Rinard
Shirley Bishop Rinard of Greensboro, GA passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, GA.  Born in Albright, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Emory Bishop and late Clarice Elizabeth Harned.  She graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics with a minor in English.  As a youth she was a cheerleader, high school Drum Majorette and was May Queen in college.  She also judged beauty pageants in Atlantic City and even had a radio show.  In 1959 she married James Franklin Rinard.  They settled in Keyser, WV and had two daughters.  After 5 years in Keyser, they moved to Newark, DE where they raised their girls over the next 12 years.  They then moved to Conyers, GA where they lived for 30 years before retiring and building Shirley's dream home at Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Ga 7 years ago.

She was involved in so many groups over the years:  various Charity groups, Golf, Bridge, Bunko, and "Sole" Searchers which she helped form...  Shirley was a member of First United Methodist Church in Greensboro, GA and was active in Sunday school.  She spent many happy years arranging fund raisers, social events and she loved to entertain.  She just loved all of her family and all of her friends.  Shirley brightened and energized every room and never met a stranger.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Jim Rinard of Greensboro, GA; two daughters, Jennifer Rinard and husband Steven Davis of Eatonton, GA and Krista R. Elliott and husband Todd of Sugar Hill, GA; three grandchildren, Jessica Elliott, Kasey Petrea and Shelby Davis; her siblings, Viola "Toot's" Groves, Paul Bishop, Ronnie Bishop, Sue Eavenson and Marshall Bishop; and a number of other relatives and so so many friends.

The Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church (South campus) in Greensboro, Ga on Saturday June 28th, 2014 at 10:30 am.  The family will receive friends starting at 9:30 am in the common area outside the sanctuary.  There will be a second service in Albright, WV where time and place are to be determined.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in the memory of Shirley Bishop Rinard, c/o to St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, 5401 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, GA  30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Gene Rotruck
   Posted Sat June 21, 2014
Dear Jim,

In the last 40 days, we have both had the misfortune of losing the "love of our life". Both vivacious and very outgoing lovely ladies.

I grieve with you and your family over your great loss - as I still grieve over mine.

Love to all, Gene

Alan & Sherry Johnson
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
"All who have been touched by beauty are touched by sorrow at its passing." Cordana. We are so saddened by the loss of Shirley. She not only was special to Alan and me, but to our whole family. It didn't take her long to become a part of your heart. God knows she will always be a part of mine.

With deepest sympathies . . .
Alan & Sherry Johnson

Virginia Smith
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
Dear Jim, I am so sorry to hear for your loss. I know you are lost and in great sorrow. Things like this change a person so much because we have been used to having it all with the one we love. My prayerful thoughts are with you and the family. God Bless! Virginians

Kathy (Chapman) Whitman
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
Jim, Girls and family: When I first met Shirley back in the '90's, I told myself...I want to be HER some day! Vivacious, extrovert, golfer, friend, etc., etc., etc.- just a lovely, beautiful soul. I will never be able to live up to her standards, but I'll keep trying!
I have your family in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of your loved one. She's now one of the angels and is no longer in pain/suffering.
May the Peace of The Lord be with you all.
Kathy Whitman

Margie Sellers, Barton
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
Mr. Rinard and family: I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Shirley was everything that was written about her. She was always so great to be hear her laugh and just be there brought a smile to my face. It was such a joy to see your girls mostly Krista around the business of Vantage Products. I know she will be missed by many, but there will always be remembered the times that brought us joy.

Meg Marshall
   Posted Mon June 23, 2014
Dear family, I was blessed to be able to care for Ms. Shirley while she was in the hospital. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this time of loss. She was a lovely lady and I know she will be missed.

Elise Bockman
   Posted Mon June 23, 2014
Krista, Toddy, Jessica- I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. I only met your mother a few times but I remember her as beautiful, vibrant and full of life. I hope you are comforted by your faith and the happy memories you have together. I love you guys.


John & Jan Mccormack
   Posted Mon June 23, 2014
Dearest Jim and Girls:
We are so sorry for your loss. Actually, we all lost someone who was a funny, vibrant, lovely part of our lives and it is sad event. We pray for all of you to receive the strength that can only come from above. Remember how much she loved you all and that her spirit will be with you forever.
John & Jan

Autumn Adams
   Posted Mon June 23, 2014
Hello, I am Autumn Adams, I attend UNG with Kasey! I just wanted to let you guys know that my family and I are praying for your family during this time, and the days to come. I remember Kasey talking so fondly of her grandmother, and I know you all will miss her terribly. Praying for Jesus to wrap His loving arms around you all- and for you all to find strength in Christ!
love you, Kasey!
love, Autumn

Charlotte Reece
   Posted Tue June 24, 2014
Shirley was such a dear lady and friend. I never knew anyone with a bigger heart and personality and I will miss her so. I know she is in a better place and all her pain is now gone. My thoughts and prayers are with the family she left behind. My God comfort you during this time and give you peace knowing she is ok now in God's loving arms.

Sandy Johnson
   Posted Tue June 24, 2014
So sorry to hear about Shirley. She was such a sweet and kind Lady! Thoughts and prayers to you and your family Jim.

Aunt Carole Hilliard
   Posted Wed June 25, 2014
Krista, I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing. My heart is heavy for you and your family as you mourn her loss. I hope it helps to know that others care and share in your sorrow. I love you.

Jim and Pat Modrak
   Posted Wed June 25, 2014
Jim and family, we are so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing, she was always such a joyful person and would cheer up everyone around her. I think we always called her "Mighty Mouse" when we played golf and couldn't figure out how she could hit the ball so far. We will miss her but will think of her always with fond memories. Jim and Pat Modrak

Angela Dell
   Posted Wed June 25, 2014
Dear Jim and Family,
God loaned us an angel when he gave us Shirley. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. She touched so many peoples lives just by being her. I will miss her hugs and smiles. May God's grace comfort you during this difficult time.

Elaine Meyer
   Posted Thu June 26, 2014
Dear Jim and Family:
I am so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. My fondest memories are of our playing golf and bridge in Honey Creek. She was a very special and lovely lady, I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew her and especially her family whom she loved so much. Please accept my deepest sympathy.


Steve & Linda Weiser
   Posted Thu June 26, 2014
Jim and Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult of times. We will always remember Shirley and how she "could work a room " like the best politician. She was a special lady and her smile will be missed in all of harbor Club.

Steve & linda

Alan Campbell
   Posted Wed July 02, 2014
I was privileged to be the Rinards pharmacist for several years, and give my deepest sympathies to them in this difficult time.