Mary Jane Rankin, 88, of Jacobsburg, OH died Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Shadyside Care Center. She was born January 22, 1928 in Dover, OH a daughter of the late John and Emma Berger Koonce.
Mary Jane was a homemaker, a member of Belmont United Presbyterian Church and Order of Eastern Star Captina Chapter #489.
Mary Jane and her late husband built their house with their bare hands turning it into a loving home for their family. She enjoyed playing Bunco, camping, reading, crocheting. She learned to drive just before her 40th birthday. She loved chocolate, orange creamsicles and baking, but most of all, her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd M. Rankin in October of 1993; a son, Dennis Rankin; two sisters, Marge Givens and Doris Wiese.
Surviving are her children, Rev. Gary (Brenda) Rankin of Bloomington, MD., Cindy (Dennis) Anuskewic of St. Clairsville, OH., Jeffrey (Debra) Rankin, Sr. of Jacobsburg, Melanie (Charles) Reed of Bellaire, OH., and Sandy (Mike) Frey of Sunbury, OH; two brothers, David (Dorothy) Koonce of Shadyside, OH and Donald (Dorothy) Koonce of Jacobsburg; 13 grandchildren, Susan (Larry) Downing, Deborah Rankin, Holly Vankirk, Beverly Patrone, Justin Hensel, Steven (Jamie) Anuskewic, Daniel (Hope) Anuskewic, Jeffrey (Ashley) Rankin, Jr., Joey Rankin, Michael Reed, Jason Reed, Amanda Frey and Emily Frey; 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Monday from 2-8 pm at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 am with Pastor Pete Walburn officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Bellaire.
O.E.S services 7 pm Monday in the funeral home.
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It’s very difficult to loose a loved one. It is my hope that the fond memories and from the God of Psalms 83:18 will help you strenght needed.
Mike ,Sandy and Amanda and Emily , You are in our hearts and our prayers . Praying for you all to feel God’s comforting touch . Blessings and Love .Bill and Bonnie
Gary, how proud your mother as you continue your ministry path. I know she was a good woman because she raised a wonderful son. God bless you and your family my friend
Gary and Brenda, Beth and I send our love to both of you and your family. You took good care of her, but we know you will miss her a great deal. God bless you.
Gary, Brenda and family.
Our love and prayers are with you for God’s peace and comfort to be with you during this time and the days ahead. May sweet memories lift you up and give you support with the knowledge you will continue to be in our hearts and prayers as wells as many others too. Just knowing your mother is in the presence of Jesus with so many other loved ones that have gone before us is such a blessing.
Gary and Brenda – We are extending our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your Mom. Praying that God will comfort you in the coming days and wrap you in His loving arms and that your memories of her will bring a smile. Take care
Carole and I want to offer our most sincere condolences to all of Mary Jane’s family.
Gary, Cindy, Jeff and all, Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. My prayers are with all of you. Your friend and classmate, Jerry Swift
Jeff Sr. ,Jeff Jr. and Joe ,So sorry to here of your loss ! Our prayers and thoughts are will all ! Karen and Rich Tomolonis
Our hearts and prayers are with you all ❤️