Mrs Paula Jeanene Rabensteine

  • Born: February 24, 1969
  • Died: April 23, 2012
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Highland West Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations

9913 Sherrill Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37932
Tel. (865) 693-9547

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Paula by adding your memories and photos.

Rabensteine, Paula Missimer, age 43, passed away on Monday, April 23rd, 2012 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, and sister. She was born in Knoxville on February 24th, 1969, was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and member of All Saints Parrish in West Knoxville. She is survived by her husband Jeffrey Rabensteine, children; Julia, Martin, and Brooke Rabensteine, parents; Jack and Angie Missimer, siblings; Kristi Blalock, Rebecca Clarke, and Elizabeth Wilkins, and a large extended family. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Highland West Memorial Funeral Home with Rosary Service to follow at 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at All Saints Parrish at 10:30 AM with entombment to follow at Highland West Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials in honor of Mrs. Rabensteine to Catholic Charities, 3009 Lake Brooke Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37909. Please sign Mrs. Rabensteine's online register book at HIGHLAND WEST MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 9913 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932. 865-693-9547

Condolence & Memory Journal


You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. She was a truly special person.

Posted by Shaun N Shanna Ellis - Austin, TX - Friend   May 02, 2012


You and your family are in my prayers.

Lynn Foster

Posted by Lynn Foster - knoxville, TN - Friend   May 01, 2012


Jeff and children, Jack and Angie:

I am so very sorry to hear of Paula's passing. I have always been impressed with you Jeff and your devotion to your family. You were blessed with many years of love from an extraordinary woman. The memories will be precious and I pray that they will sustain you and the family while coping with your loss.

Jack and Angie:

There is a special pain when a parent loses a child. My prayer is that you find comfort in knowing that Paula was a wonderful daughter, wife and mother, and a daughter to to very proud of. She will continue to live through her children.

God Bless you all and I pray you will feel His loving arms surrounding you.

Donna Hansard

Posted by Donna Hansard - Knoxville, TN - Friend   April 28, 2012

Jeff and family,
We're very sorry for your loss. Her memories will remain with you and your family forever. We'll light a candle for her and add her and her family to our prayer list.
God Bless.

Posted by Chris Dierkens and Family - Farmington, CT   April 28, 2012

Jeff, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences to you all.

Posted by Emily (Howell) Gustafson    April 28, 2012

Very sorry for your loss

Posted by John S. Pandolph - Friendswood, TX - Former coworker   April 27, 2012


Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Brian & Beverly Wilson

Posted by Brian Wilson - Maryville, TN - Former Co-worker   April 27, 2012


To the Rabensteine Family,
May God bring you peace at this difficult time. You are in our prayers.
The Hale Family,
Dan, Suzy, and Ginny

Posted by Suzy Hale - Knoxville, TN - SJNCSchool Family   April 26, 2012

You have our Deepest Sympathy-

Posted by Susan & Mike Lawlor - Knoxville, TN - Friends of Judy and Bill Rabenst   April 26, 2012

Your sweet smile and loving heart will be missed forever.

Posted by Mary and Jason Nipper - Knoxville, TN - Cousin   April 25, 2012

It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch.

A fearful thing to love, hope, dream: to be - to be, and oh! to lose.

A thing for fools this, and a holy thing, a holy thing to love.

For your life has lived in me, your laugh once lifted me, your word was gift to me.

To remember this brings a painful joy. 'Tis a human thing, love, a holy thing, to love what death has touched.

- Chaim Stern

Posted by Imelda and Aaron G. Margulies & Rachel, Ben, Reuben and Grace - Knoxville, TN - Friends   April 25, 2012

Peace be with you

Posted by Jay Daily - Leesburg, VA - Friend   April 25, 2012

I sit here trying to figure out what to write, my fingers are silent on the keyboard.
Ever since I heard, I have been thinking about Paula and her family. All day I have been trying to think about what to say.
There is nothing I can say.
But I have my memories and I have Paula's smiling face pictured in my mind...forever.

Posted by Yvonne and Jon Gombert - Friends from Swensen's   April 25, 2012


You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless your family..
Lisa Smallwood

Posted by Lisa Smallwood - TN   April 25, 2012

Paula has been a wonderful friend and neighbor for many years. We will all miss her beautiful smile and sunny outlook. Heaven has certainly gained an angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Lori Wilson - Knoxville, TN - Friend   April 25, 2012


You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Paula, I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Posted by Mel Stewart - knoxville, TN   April 25, 2012

I am so very sorry for your loss. I am a friend of Jeff's mother.
We live in Crest Haven.
Peggy Cones

Posted by Peggy Cones - Knoxville, TN - neighbor   April 25, 2012

Jeff and family,
I had just recently reconnected with Paula and other co-workers from Swensen's in the last few years via Facebook and always remember fondly how sweet and kind Paula was. It's sad to see someone so young pass from this earth, but knowing she's no longer suffering and in pain should bring some comfort. You are continually in my prayers. Lori (Butts) Ingram

Posted by Lori Ingram - Knoxville, TN - former co-worker   April 25, 2012

we met you when your first moved in.
our prayers are with you, and your family.
she is in good hands now, & no longer
suffering. bob & gail kurtz

Posted by gail & bob kurtz - knoxville, TN - neighbor cresthaven sub division   April 25, 2012


Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Paula's death.
She was always such a positive influence to everyone around her, and she touched so many people's lives that her loss will be felt by all.

I do know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. Our prayer for you and your family is that your pain and sorrow be filled with wonderful memories.

Posted by Mike and Mary Scarbrough - Powell, TN - Friends   April 25, 2012


Another angel has now gone to be with God.Paula, will be sadly missed. Prayers for strength and guidance for the family and friends. Love and Light
Kim Martin

Posted by Kim Martin - Lenoir City, TN - friend   April 25, 2012


Jeff and family,
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed and so very dear. Paula will be missed so much, but we can hold in our hearts all the wonderful memories we have of her. May our Heavenly Father wrap your family in his loving arms and provide you with comfort and peace during this difficult time.
We love you,
Kathy and Joe

Posted by Kathy and Joe Nipper - Knoxville, TN   April 25, 2012


Jeff, you and your family are in our prayers and thoughts during this time of loss and adjustment. May you feel peace in and from the same hands of God that hold and embrace Paula and all of His faithfully departed.

Mother Mary full of grace may you too look upon Paula's face. And with your purest Mother's love give her assurance of her own mother's love that lives within her children's hearts and will continue to guide them step by step and day by day as they meet lives challenges with not only their beloved dad's lead but also her loving spirit filled embrace.

Posted by Peggy & Ken Long - Knoxville, TN - Friends   April 25, 2012


My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family during this most difficult time. Please know that my sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you. Paula is no longer in pain and is now resting peacefully in God's hands. M Dudeff

Posted by Margie Dudeff - Knoxville, TN - Friend of Paula's mother   April 24, 2012


My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family during this most difficult time. Please know that my sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you. Paula is no longer in pain and is now resting peacefully in God's hands. M Dudeff

Posted by Margie Dudeff - Friend of Paula's mother   April 24, 2012

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Renew Friends CHristmas 2010
Paula with VBS Gropu Leaders, Lori Robinson and Imee Margulies
Paula and Martin
Paula leads group games at VBS
Paula and family at VBS 2010

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Paula, our Fearless Leader in Games - VBS
ESC Christmas Party 2008

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