Nancy J Rankin

Nancy J. Rankin (nee Halleck) 86, of Portage and Bowling Green, Ohio passed away on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at Brookdale Bowling Green.

Nancy was born to parents Dana and Thelma Halleck on November 11, 1931 in Bowling Green, Ohio. She grew up as the youngest of four daughters, graduated from Bowling Green High School, and later obtained her nursing certification as an LPN. She married Raymond Rankin on November 4, 1950, and the couple had six children. Nancy worked at Wood County Hospital and various nursing homes prior to her retirement. Nancy will be remembered for her lifelong love of horses, kids and books.

Nancy is survived by her children: Rebecca S. Bowers, Sandra Penn, David R. Rankin (Cheryl), Paul S. Rankin (Amy), Bonnie R. Rankin (Gary Whitacre), and Jane A. Korn (Todd); 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Rankin; her parents, Dana Halleck and Thelma Duncan; and her sisters, Sally Land, Peg Lambert, and Fran Harmon.

Arrangements will be handled by Dunn Funeral Home. At Nancy’s request, burial will be private and there will be no visitation or funeral. The family is grateful for condolences, but declines flowers and donations.

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