Luana S. Ross Rineer

Profile Updated: March 23, 2016
Residing In: CANON, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: Robert Samms
Occupation: surgical nurse now retired
Children: Andrew, born July 1972 Matthew, born Nov.1973
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I went to nursing school after high school and upon graduation went to work in surgery at Mercy Hospital and basically have been in surgery ever since. My husband was in the Navy and then Coast Guard and I always found an operating room to work in. I raised 2 wonderful sons who have given me 4 grandchildren. I don't get to see them but we e-mail and keep in touch. I am a widow now and still working in surgery. I have worked with some of the finest surgeons and earned the respect of my peers. I helped develop some new procedures which was exciting. I relax by doing crafts. If I don't know how to do something I'll get a book and learn. My favorite past time is painting and I won an honorable mention in a national M.S. art contest for people with M.S. A national OR magazine did an article on my life and my art work. I have paintings all over the US. I moved to Ga. after my husband passed away and have been here since 2000. My life has never been dull. I do miss Altoona and try to get home when ever I can. My family still live there. In 2010 I remarried my first husband Robert Samms. I retired from nursing in 2014 and although I miss the work, I enjoy traveling and working around the house.

School Story:

My favorite memory of high school was the Friday night football games. Going with my friends Margie and Lorraine. I don't think we ever sat for long, It seemed like the thing to do was to walk around the field and them run to the fence when ever they made a play. My favorite teacher was Mrs. Harbaugh in microbiology. She was a dear woman and a wonderful teacher. She truly loved her students.

What grade school(s) did you attend?

McKinley

What Jr. high did you attend?

Logan

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I remember Eddie as this sweet, quite young man. He always had a smile and was willing to help . I know he  will be missed by family and friends.

 

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Luana S. Ross Rineer has left an In Memory comment for Sheldon D. Schultz.
Jun 12, 2016 at 12:33 PM

Sheldon was one of the nicest young man I had the privilege of knowing. We sat in homeroom throughout our schohol years. He would make me laugh and even though I was not one of the "in crowd" when he would pass me in the hall he would always speak. When I first saw his name on The Wall, I stood there and cried, because such a wonderful person had been taken from us. I was lucky my husband came home from that terrible war, but to Sheldon's family they didn't have that. We stayed a military family,and even though we were a different branch of the service, when ever special events honoring military personel took place, I always thought of Sheldon and the sacrfice he made.  He is a hero and I am proud to say I knew him.

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Youngest son Matthew, his wife Heidi and my grandson Ian. Matthew is representing the US in kayaking this May in Bosnia.
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Lake Hartwell Dam with our oldest son Andrew and Granddaughter Brittany and husband Robert Samms
Luana S. Ross Rineer has left an In Memory comment for Timothy G. Hileman.
Dec 17, 2015 at 4:33 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Tim's passing. I have know Tim since grade school. We road  the bus together and shared many a class, Greenwood kids stuck together. He was always a great guy and fun to be around. Rest in peace Tim. You will be missed.

 

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Youngest son Matthew, his wife Heidi and my grandson Ian. Matthew is representing the US in kayaking this May in Bosnia.
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Robert and I in Daytona Oct. 2015
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Lake Hartwell Dam with our oldest son Andrew and Granddaughter Brittany and husband Robert Samms