Thursday, December 2, 2010

John A. Rank (November 28, 2010)

Mr. John A. Rank, age 69 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:52 P.M. Sunday November 28, 2010 at the Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio. John was born June 17, 1941 in Darke County, Ohio and the son of the late Herbert P. and Helen L. (Schultz) Rank.

John was retired from farming in 2000 having farmed and fed cattle in the Liberty Township area for many years.

He was a member of the Darke County Farm Bureau, the Nashville United Methodist Church, enjoyed collecting hats, Farmall and International Tractors and was an avid sports fan particularly enjoying baseball, basketball, Indy Cars and Sprint Dirt Track Cars. John also enjoyed his family and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter in law Kimberly E. Walsh-Rank in 2003.

He is survived by his wife JoAnne (Fitzwater) Rank of Greenville. They were married June 20, 1964. Also by his children Jeffrey A. Rank and Special Friend Roseann Choice of Beavercreek and Jerry A. and Trisha A. Rank of Vandalia. Grandchildren Joshua A. Andriacco, Jacob A. Rank, Jessica Rebecca Anne Rank and Dalton Joseph Allen Rank. Brothers and sisters in law Robert and Naomi Rank of Greenville, Bill and Virginia Rank of Beavercreek; nephews Greg and Brian Rank; aunts Geraldine (Lowell) Jobes and Maxine Edwards of Greenville and numerous cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday December 3, 2010 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Charles G. MacKeen officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4 until 8 P.M. in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Nashville United Methodist Church.