Jean (Thoburn) Rinkes

September 9, 1930 ~ April 22, 2018 (age 87)


C. Jean Rinkes, 87, of Harrisville, Ohio, passed Sunday April 22, 2018 at Park Health.

  She was born September 9, 1930, a daughter of the late Ralph and Gertrude Goff Thoburn.

  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Chester Dean Rinkes Sr., sisters: Doris Frantz, Ethel Celestino, Benie Dunn, Nancy Crace, Betty Zamski; brothers: Jim, Harold and Robert Thoburn.

  Jean grew up on a farm in Harrisville, Ohio. She lived her entire life in the home which she was born in up until the past year where she resided at Park Health Center & always referred to it as her home away from home. Her hands & feet went through more hay fields and was a hard-working woman, to say the least. She knew what life was about.. no one left her house with an empty belly especially with her homemade bread, pepperoni rolls, noodles & black raspberry pie.  She touched the heart and soul of everyone that met her and welcomed everyone into her home. Jean was a very active member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church.

  Jean is survived by her children: Gary (Denise) Rinkes, Chet (Chris) Rinkes, David (Terry) Rinkes, daughters Jeannie (Rande) Uscio, Barb (Bob) Blazeski, all of Harrisville, a brother Carl “Bud” Thoburn of VA, eleven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews.

  Friends will be received Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at Borkoski Funeral Home, 555 East Market Street, Cadiz, OH.  Visitation will continue on Wednesday April 25, 2018 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 278, Harrisville, Ohio 49374,  from 10 until time of service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Barry Hall officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made in Jean's name to the church.  Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.  Offer online condolences at

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April 24, 2018

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Borkoski Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio
555 E. Market Street
Cadiz, OH 43907

Funeral Service
April 25, 2018

11:00 AM
Covenant Presbyterian Church

Harrisville, Ohio 43974

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