In Loving Memory

Carol Jean (Hardy) Reinhardt

Carol Jean (Hardy) Reinhardt

January 26th, 1927 - February 6th, 2019


Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 10:00 AM

United Methodist Church,
204 West 1st Street,
Bison KS 67520


Carol Jean (Hardy) Reinhardt, 92, Bison, Kansas, died Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse, Kansas.

Mrs. Reinhardt was born January 26, 1927, in Great Bend, Kansas, the daughter of Carl Harold and Elizabeth Jeannette (Rothweiler) Hardy. She was a lifelong resident of Rush County, Kansas. A 1944 graduate of Bison Rural High School, Bison, Kansas, she attended Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas, and was a 1962 graduate of Fort Hays Kansas State College, Hays, Kansas. She was a homemaker, farm wife, and business teacher for Otis Rural High School, and Otis-Bison High School, Otis, Kansas, for 28 years.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the UMW, and sang in the church choir, all of Bison, Kansas. She was a former member of the Village Club, and Bison State Bank board of directors, both of Bison, Kansas.

On October 31, 1949, she married Lowell F. Reinhardt at the United Methodist Church, Bison, Kansas. He preceded her in death January 7, 1961.

Survivors include: two sons, Don Reinhardt (Jan), Bison, Kansas, and Gregg Reinhardt (Maggie), Great Bend, Kansas; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Pinkston (Jason), Larned, Kansas, and Amy Blackburn (Mitchell), Bison, Kansas; six great grandchildren, Jaidyn, Grady, Leah, and Keirstin Pinkston, and Lander and Lux Blackburn; and one brother, Don Hardy, Bison, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, Francis Hardy.

Memorial service will be Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. at the United Methodist Church, Bison, Kansas, with Pastor Angie Vertz officiating.

In lieu of flowers or plants, the family requests memorials to the United Methodist Church, Bison, Kansas.

Condolences or remembrances may be left for the family at

Arrangements were by Janousek Funeral Home, 719 Pine Street, P O Box 550, La Crosse, Kansas 67548, 785/222-2517.


  • Sun, Feb 17th, 2019 at 6:03 PM

    I will always remember Mrs. Reinhardt. She had a great smile and kind heart. May her sweet soul
    Rest In Peace and eternally bask in the glory of the beatific vision of God! You all are in my prayers.

    Denise, Mission Viejo

  • Mon, Feb 11th, 2019 at 2:49 PM

    I was so sorry to here of her passing. She was a great teacher and wonderful person. She was
    always happy and a truly good person. She tried to teach me typing in spite of myself.

    Terry Highfill, Kansas

  • Sun, Feb 10th, 2019 at 8:56 PM

    We will remember Carol as so many facets of our life . She was our high school teacher, mentor,
    friend an neighbor. Carol was the kind of teacher who cared if you really learned and remembered
    who you were years later. She will be so missed by her family an friends. Rest In Peace till we all
    see you again. God bless your family as they remember all the wonderful memories you provided

    Faith and Mark Schloemer, Bison, Ks

  • Sun, Feb 10th, 2019 at 8:47 PM

    We will remember carole

    Faith and Mark Schloemer, Bison, Ks

  • Sat, Feb 9th, 2019 at 9:54 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in prayer+

    Marion and Madonna Oborny, Hoisington, KS

  • Sat, Feb 9th, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    I was so blessed to have Carol as my shorthand teacher. ORHS 1963. Us girls had so much fun
    during class. Wow she gave us so many pages of shorthand to do each night 😌. Carol had an
    infectious laughter that I will never forget. She came to my wedding. John and I felt so special to
    have her and Mrs Edwards come. I went on Silver Cougar Bus Trips with Carol - fun times. Carol
    was a great role model and I went to Salt City Businss College. I used my shorthand for many years.
    Rest In Peace my special friend. You are missed. Gods love is with you and your family and your
    Brother Don

    Shirley Koochel, Great Bend Ks

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    My sympathy and prayers go out to her family. She was my favorite teacher in high school. I loved to
    talk to her at locust grove. She will be missed by all.

    Doris straub, Otis, kansas

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 5:45 PM

    Mrs. Reinhardt was a wonderful lady and teacher. She always had a smile on her face. My prayers
    to the family and may she Rest In Peace.

    Jeanne Byers, Hoisington. Kansas

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 4:13 PM

    Carol was a good friend to my mom and dad as well as an inspiration as a teacher.

    Alan Kenyon, Larned, ks

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    My heart goes out to all who knew and loved Carol. She was such a model human being full of love
    and caring and compassion and wit and fun. Her laughter and smile and sparkling eyes were a
    testament to her loving and joyful heart. I'm so proud to say she was my cousin, the likes we will miss
    terribly. Rest in Peace, my Sweet cousin Carol. God has a place for you among His chorus of other
    well deserving Angels. .With Love and gratitude and Deepest Sympathy, Carolyn Allen

    Carolyn Allen, IN

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Carol Reinhardt was my teacher (class of 1967). My class enjoyed her attending our 50th class
    reunion in July 2017, thanks to Don and Jan. She will be missed. Sandy Raleigh

    Sandra Brack Raleigh, Bel Aire, |Ks. 67220

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    She was the greatest teacher and caring person. She was an inspiration for my career. She will be dearly missed.

    Kent & Ellen Schriner, Albert Ks

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 2:34 PM

    Carol Reinhardt was my teacher (class of 1967). In July 2017, she was invited to my class's 50th
    class reunion, and thanks to Don and Jan, she was able to attend. She will be missed. Sandy

    Sandra Brack Raleigh, Bel Aire, |Ks. 67220

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    Don and Jan so sorry for the loss of your mother. Prayers.

    Sue And Mike Basgall, LaCrosse

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 3:08 AM

    Mrs. Reinhardt was definitely one amazing teacher. I admired her and will definitely miss her.

    Leonard E. Unruh, Maumelle, Arkansas

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 2:15 AM

    Carol was an amazing teacher who cared about every student and she made learning fun. She was
    also One if the nicest people on this earth. Enjoy your reward and all of gods beautiful creation in

    Mike Sohm, Otis Ks

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 2:04 AM

    Mrs. Reinhardt was a wonderful teacher who was always fair, fun and caring. Her family and friends
    are in my prayers.

    Anita Kultgen, North Carolina

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 1:59 AM

    Carol was a dear lady whom I got to know at Locust Grove
    Village. She always made time to stop, say hi and chat for a bit
    and always had a smile. I will miss her presence when I go to
    Locust Grove. Rest in peace Carol.

    Mary Van Schuyver, Kansas

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 1:49 AM

    Prayers for the family. She was a very nice lady and my kids enjoyed her as a teacher.

    Linda Richardson, Albert, KS

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 1:30 AM

    My sympathy to her family. She was a great teacher and a caring person.

    Elaine Seeman, KS

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 1:11 AM

    So sorry to hear of Carol's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

    Ed & Sue Heinen, Lawrence KS

  • Fri, Feb 8th, 2019 at 12:33 AM

    To Mrs. Reinhardts family. I truly admired this lady. She was a wonderful lady
    and teacher. She was also alot of fun. She will be missed. I feel lucky to have
    known her and learned from her.

    Deby Wagner Newsome, Great Bend Ks

  • Thu, Feb 7th, 2019 at 9:53 PM

    Thoughts and prayers for your family during this time.

    Leo & Charlotte Stos, Great Bend, KS

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