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Monday March 7th, 2022

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Olive Ranck

   Mrs. Olive M. Ranck passed away peacefully on Friday evening, March 4 at Friends Fellowship Community.

   She was born Olive Mae Beals in Richmond, Indiana on August 21, 1929, the daughter of Jesse Franklin and Della M. Snyder Beals. Mrs. Ranck was a 1947 graduate of Richmond High School. She was a 1951 graduate of Earlham College and completed her graduate work at Ball State University.

   Mrs. Ranck enjoyed a long career as a Home Economics teacher. She taught in Richmond before accepting a position with Northeastern Wayne School Corp., where she taught for many years. She was a birthright Quaker and a faithful member of First Friends Meeting in Richmond.

   Mrs. Ranck will be missed by her husband of 67 years, George G. Ranck, whom she married on July 6, 1954; daughter & son-in-law, Ann & Dr. Paul Robbins, and several nieces & nephews.

   Mrs. Ranck was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Phyllis Kendall and Ellen Burns; and brother, John Beals.

   Mrs. Ranck requested to be interred privately in Willow Grove Cemetery.

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Ann- I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Mother-daughter relationships are close, especially for only children. She influenced so many students during her teaching career. Sending my condolences to you and your family.
Lisa (Kirtley) Newnam
Class of 81

Lisa (Kirtley) Newnam Mar 14 2022 2:45 PM

Hard to put into words my feelings for Olive, I taught with her as a Home Eco teacher for many years. a such a sweet wonderful person, Rest in peace Olive.

Marla Franklin Mar 13 2022 10:19 AM

Ann, I'm so sorry to hear about your precious mother. She was such a sweet lady. You & your precious father & Paul are in my prayers.

Carla Bond Daniel Mar 9 2022 2:55 PM

Many fond memories of home ec classes with her…one year she taught a creative stitchery class, I Loved it……sympathies to her family

Kim Puterbaugh Mar 8 2022 10:19 PM

Mrs. Ranck was a beautiful woman who made a big impact on my life. I still have my cookbook she gave me. She will be greatly missed!

Marcy Callahan
Class of 78

Marcy Callahan Mar 8 2022 9:17 PM

Prayers for you your comfort and peace. Mrs. Ranck was an excellent teacher and very nice lady!
Sandy Vecera
Class of 77'

Sandy Vecera Mar 8 2022 1:58 PM

I have fond memories of Mrs. Ranck. She gave me many life skills and introduced me to my greatest passion, sewing. My condolences to Mr. Ranck, Ann, and the family.

Latonia Lyczak Mar 8 2022 6:58 AM

Dear Mr. Ranck and Ann, my sincere condolences. I have many fond memories of Mrs. Ranck as my home economics teacher and fun times during the summer with my folks at your farm. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Debra (Brown) Scahill Mar 7 2022 10:25 PM

I have fond memories of Mrs. Ranck through my many years in Home Ec. Thoughts and prayers are with you, Ann and family.

Debbi Heighway Mar 7 2022 7:56 PM

She leaves memories with so many students she touched. Condolences to Ann and her family.

Julie (Hubbell) Jackson Mar 7 2022 6:12 PM

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