Tribute: Charlotte L. Rankin

Charlotte L. Rankin died Saturday, October 15

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NILES, Ohio – Charlotte L. Rankin, 91, passed away peacefully at 12:25 a.m., Saturday, October 15, 2016, at her residence.

Charlotte was born in Niles, Ohio on February 26, 1925, the daughter of Arthur and Letha (Myers) Williams and lived here all her life.

Charlotte graduated from Niles McKinley High School and attended Kent State University.

She was an elementary school teacher for the Niles City School System.

Charlotte was a member of the Niles First United Methodist Church, Ida McKinley Chapter Order of the Eastern Star where she served as a Past Worthy Matron and enjoyed traveling and baking. For many years, she did book reviews and collected ink pens and pencils and explained their construction to elementary school children. Charlotte enjoyed family activities and especially being with her five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L. Rankin, whom she married on April 19, 1945, who died November 7, 1998.

Charlotte is survived by two daughters, Linda and Phil Loveless of Arlington and Susan and Michael DelAguaro of Knoxville; sister, Carol Glunt of Niles; grandchildren, Kevin, Kirk and Susan Loveless, Jennifer and John Hill, all of Texas, Michael K. and Laciena DelAguaro, Debbie and Todd Stiles of Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Ashley, Katelyn, Gavin, Madison, Maisie, Ryan, Braxton and Kylee.

Funeral services will be held at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Paula Marbury officiating.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the funeral home from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and a half hour before services on Wednesdsay.

Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.

The family extends a special, “Thank You,” to her many faithful and devoted group of care givers and request contributions be made the Niles First United Methodist Church or Hospice of the Valley.

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