Ada Jean Rankin
West Columbia – Ada Jean Rankin, 85, of West Columbia, passed away September 23, 2016.
Jean was born in Punxsutawney, PA on November 3, 1930 to the late Delmer and Delcie Elkin Whitesell. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, C. Ray Rankin and son, Kim Rankin, both of West Columbia, SC. Jean is survived by sons: Charles Rankin II, Jeffrey Rankin, daughters: Jan Smith (Ed), Lori Nance (Wade) and Marilyn Crouch (Bryan); grandchildren: Robert Rankin, Amy Silveri (Nate), Jennifer Riley (Brian), Brittany Georgiana (Prince), Nicole Shull (William), Gage Rankin, Kelsey Reigle (Sean) and great-grandchildren: Bailey (Michael), Maclane, Quentan, Aubrey, Ava, Emma, Beckett, Avery and one great, great grandchild: Anthony.
Jean graduated from Punxsutawney High School. She met and married Ray in 1950 and began their family soon after. After the Lord, her family was the most important thing to her. She loved feeding her family and making sure there was always a homemade dessert and no one left her table hungry.
A celebration of life will be on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Moseley’s Funeral home at 914 Meeting Street, West Columbia. The family will receive friends immediately after the service. There will be a private interment.