Reinhart gift remembers a mother’s Compassion

A caring nurse’s good help lives on through her family’s gift to the Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House.

Members of the Reinhart family. From left to right, Christopher Reinhart Richards, Cynthia Reinhart Richards, William (Bill) and M. H. (Bud) Reinhart.

“This was an opportunity for us to help the hospital and the community and to honor my wonderful mother, who loved nursing and her work at St. Mary’s Hospital,” said Bill Reinhart of his family’s gift to the Guest House through The Reinhart Foundation.

His mother, Evelyn D. Reinhart, who graduated from Barnes Hospital in St. Louis as a U.S. Army Nurse, began volunteering at St. Mary’s Hospital when her children grew older.

She loved her work at St. Mary’s so much that she went through a rigorous process to re-certify her nursing credentials when she was in her 50s after a long hiatus from hospital work. Although Evelyn has since passed, her deep love of nursing, work at St. Mary’s and compassion for others lives on in her family’s memories.


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