Ada Jean Rankin

Born: Mon., Nov. 3, 1930
Died: Fri., Sep. 23, 2016

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Sep. 26, 2016
Location: Moseley Funeral & Cremation Service


1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Mon., Sep. 26, 2016
Location: Moseley Funeral & Cremation Service

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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), MaclaneQuentan, 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.



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Deb & Gary Young
   Posted Sat September 24, 2016
God needed his Sweet Jean to come home. Her kind heart and loving ways will be with us always. Until we meet again, we carry on with wonderful memories and a heart full of love. She was indeed, a very special lady and I loved her very much.

Tracy Lentz Scott
   Posted Tue September 27, 2016
Oh I am so saddened to hear of Aunt Jean's passing. She was always so sweet and kind. My greatest memory of her was that she had a 5 day club at the house when I was about 4 years old and I vividly remember accepting Christ on the front porch. She is in heaven with so many who have gone before. I know this is so hard for you so close to losing Kim. My prayers are with all of you.


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