Blanche C. Rankin
- July 27, 1915 - November 29, 2011
- Omaha, Nebraska
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Funeral services for Blanche C. Rankin, age 96, of Omaha, Nebraska, who died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Montclaire Nursing Home in Omaha, will be held Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford. Interment will be held at the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Memorials can be given in Blanche's name. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.
Blanche C. Rankin was born July 27, 1915, in Sheridan, Missouri. She was one of two children born to Clyde Elijah Cummings and Florence Ella (Herbert) Cummings. She grew up attending country school in Taylor County and graduated from Bedford High School in 1933.
On March 22, 1936 Blanche was united in marriage to Dale Rankin. To this blessed union two children, Ben and William, were born. Blanche worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company until her retirement in 1973. Blanche was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She always put others' needs before her own and always had her family's best interest in mind. Blanche enjoyed playing music on her piano and watching her family grow through the years.
Left to cherish Blanche's memory are her son, Dr. William C. Rankin of Winterpark, Florida; daughter-in-law, Beverly Rankin of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren; James Rankin of Geneva, Florida, David Rankin of Maitland, Florida, Katherine Halstead of Hayesville, North Carolina, J Rankin of Omaha, Nebraska, Lee Rankin of Omaha, Nebraska; and many great grandchildren.
Preceding Blanche in death were her parents Clyde and Florence Cummings; husband, Dale Rankin; son, Ben Rankin; and brother, Carl Cummings.
Although Blanche will be greatly missed,
her love and inspiration will live on through her family.