METHODISTS in Singapore and Malaysia
mourn the passing of Mrs Lorinne Reinoehl (picture in centre)
on the last day of December 2004. She was a widow in poor health
and is survived by her two daughters, Ann and Carolyn.
She would have celebrated her 102nd birthday on the 25th of this month.
A Service of Celebration for her life took place on Jan 8 at Pilgrim Place, her retirement home in Clarement, California.
As mentioned in a Methodist Message article of her centenary (March 2003), she and her husband, Waldo, served in this area for more than 40 years. It is interesting to note that she was the daughter of the Rev and Mrs J. L. McLaughlin, who served as Methodist missionaries in the Philippines from 1901 for many years.
She taught at the ACS Middle School at Coleman Street from 1927 and thereafter was appointed head from 1931 to 1934. She married the Rev Reinoehl, and together served in various capacities, among them at Wesley Methodist Church, Singapore.
She was appointed Editor of the Malaysia Message, forerunner of Methodist Message, from October to December 1947 and Managing Editor from January 1948 to December 1949.