Joan B. Reinhardt, 90, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, passed away on Oct. 20, 2023, at her residence in Carolina Village. She was born in 1933 in Joplin, Missouri, to the late George Henry and Lillian Rawlins Berger.
She and her husband, Richard Bishop Reinhardt, married in 1955 and lived in Neenah, Wisconsin; Childersburg, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; Houston, Texas; and Hendersonville. Joan graduated from Bradford Junior College in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and from the University of Houston and worked as an elementary school teacher for many years. She loved teaching children to read. She later became a certified financial planner and was an independent agent serving teachers in the school districts surrounding Houston.
Upon retirement, she and her husband settled in Hendersonville, where she was active in the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC), serving as president of the local unit and instructor of investment classes. She was a member of the Christian Science Church and enjoyed bridge, ballroom dancing, playing the piano, and travel.
Survivors include her daughter, Laurie Reinhardt Bennett (Wallace) of Fernandina Beach, Florida; grandsons Wallace “Trey” Bennett III (Haleigh) of Baltimore, Maryland, and Rick Bennett (Meghan) of Houston, Texas; and two great-granddaughters, Mary Stratton and Palmer. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Richard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Berger Fine Arts Scholarship Endowment at Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, 180 W. Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or www.blueridge.edu/give.
In honor of her wishes, there will be no memorial service. Her cremated remains will be interred at Shepherd Memorial Park.