Frances Snyder Rhinehart

Monday, September 3, 1928 - Monday, May 2, 2022

Loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother

Photo of Frances Snyder Rhinehart  - 1928-2022

Clyde- Frances Irene Snyder Rhinehart, age 93, a beloved lady who has served her Lord and devoted her life to her family, entered into her glorious place in Heaven on Monday, May 2, 2022.

Frances was born September 3, 1928 to the late Milburn Snyder and the late Jessie Seay Snyder. She had made her home in Haywood County all of her life and was a wonderful homemaker. Being able to travel all across the United States and visit every state except Hawaii brought Frances much joy and many happy memories that she shared with her family and friends.  She was an active member of the Canton Senior Citizens and Frances truly enjoyed the fellowship at the center and participating in the Senior Games.  During her relaxing time, she often enjoyed playing cards, working puzzles, and listening to her favorite gospel music.  Mrs. Rhinehart was a loyal member of Clyde Church of God and her unwavering faith was always an important part of her life. We give thanks for the life of Frances Irene Snyder Rhinehart and the inspiration she has been to so many. She has been an example for us each to follow. Everyone blessed to know Frances loved her, and on this day Heaven is blessed with a special angel that will be watching over us until we meet again.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Rufus Rhinehart who passed away in 1997; a brother, Ray Snyder; and sisters, Wilena Ingram and Patsy Nations.

Surviving are her daughter, Sandra Rhinehart of Clyde; her son, Ricky Rhinehart and his wife, Brenda of Candler; grandchildren, Cyndi Rickman and Cheyenne of Waynesville, Jessica Thomas and Ben of Campobello, SC, and Jake Rhinehart and Lizeth of Hendersonville; great-grandchildren, Emma Rhinehart, Savannah Thomas, C.J. Rickman and Heather, and Caleb Rickman; great-great-grandchildren, Asher and Matthew; a brother, Max Snyder and Theatta of Bristol, Virginia; as well as many special nieces and nephews, and a multitude of dear friends.

A funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Rhinehart will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Reverend Michael Nations and Reverend Tyler Nations will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde.

The Rhinehart family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to Haywood Hospice for their care and kindness given to Frances. 

Memorials may be made in Mrs.Rhinehart’s memory to Haywood Hospice, 13 Haywood Office Park, Suite 107, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Rhinehart family.


The live stream of the service is available here



Condolences from family and friends

We are so very sorry for your loss. What a blessing it is to know that you will see her again one day! May God comfort you and all the family as only He can. We love you all. We
Richard and Judy Ward
I'm sorry for our loss. What a sweet lady to all the kids growing up in our neighborhood. Rest in Peace.
David A Phillips
Katrina Putnam: Sandra and Cyndi and all the family you are deeply in my heart and prayers. You have been a second family to me when we were kids Cyndi you are more like a sister to me although we grew apart for a minute we have always been connected at the heart and we are blood sisters so when you are hurting I am as well. God has always guided our paths back to each other. Mrs. Francis sure put up with some none since out of us but back then the saying it takes a neighborhood to raise a child it sure stood strong in our little neighborhood. I love you all and Cyndi you have always been a blessing to me I am here for your and yours always.
Katrina and Jimmie Putnam
My deepest sympathy to all of "Sis" family. My heart is hurt because my dear friend won't be here on this earth, but I know she is rejoycing in Heaven with her loved ones who have gone on before her. God bless each and every one of you.
Juanita Clark Dixon
Wade and Nancy Pressley send their condolences. Although they will be unable to make the service, they remember Frances as a very sweet Christian lady who sat behind them for a number of years when she attended the Mountain View Church of God. She and her sister Wilene were an inseperable pair and each one always had a smile for you. She always asked about the grandkids and was happy to hear how they were doing. The Pressley family is sorry for your loss, but we know heaven is truly rejoicing, as is she, over her arrival! David Pressley
Wade and Nancy Pressley
Sandra and Rhinehart family: Prayers and condolences on the loss of Frances. So sorry. Sincerely, Kermit Wells.
Kermit Wells
Sandra and Rhinehart family: Prayers and condolences on the loss of Frances. So sorry. Sincerely, Kermit Wells.
Kermit Wells
We are so saddened to hear of Sister Francis passing away. She was a remarkable Woman and We was Blessed to have known her. We All Know that she is rejoicing in The Lord! I bet the Lord has Already had to Call down Patsy, Sis and Francis, because the 3 Amigas are back together again. Find Comfort during this time with the Image of her praising God and being "Home"! Our prayers are with your Family ❤️
Laura, Randy,and Josh Moore
Sorry to hear about Francis passing,she was a wonderful friend and good person she will be missed.
Harold&Barbara Hannah
Prayers for your family. Sorry for your loss.
Betty Bridges
I knew Frances when my dad pastored the Clyde Church of God. She was a wonderful Godly woman.. She had a sweet and humble spirit. Praying for the family.
Sandra (Baynard) Dunbar