Terry Rannels

June 01, 1951 ‒ April 05, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

Former Bellville resident, Terry Lynn Rannels, age 67, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 in his Mansfield home following a sudden illness.

Terry was born June 1, 1951 in Ashland to parents Clyde & Loretta (Shisler) Rannels and he graduated from Ashland High School. He worked as a caregiver with Diamond View Assisted Living for 38 years where he did everything from cooking to maintenance and spoiled his residents with treats.

Terry was a very gifted gardener and won awards year after year for his beautiful flowers. He took pride in his yard and also his home which he kept dust-free and immaculately clean. Terry was an excellent cook and was especially good at making desserts, chicken & dumplings, and his special “soup beans & cornbread.”

Above all, Terry was a proud father to Tacy and Tracy, cherished spending time with his three grandsons, and dearly loved his sister and her family. He was blessed to take a trip of a lifetime with his daughter and her family to New York City for Christmas 2017. His first time in the city, they made lots of memories together. With his sister Karla, Terry enjoyed combing through garage sales and they could always find the best deals. Just last month, Terry hosted his son Tracy for two weeks and they thoroughly enjoyed working around the house together.

He is survived by his daughter Tacy Schulte (Jeremy Palm) of Butler; son Tracy Rannels (Amy Helinski) of Bellville; grandsons Gavin Schulte, Justin Rannels, and Jacob Rannels; sister and best friend Karla (Charles) Crowner of Butler; nephews Tim (Annette) Easter and Troy (Lora) Easter; the mother of his children L. Diane (Gary) Kanz of Orlando, FL; and his dear cat Romeo.

His family will host a gathering 2-6pm Sunday, April 28, 2019 in the Exhibit Hall at Kingwood Center in Mansfield.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Terry’s family and encourage you to share a memory with them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • May God be with all of you during this time. Always remember the good times, and the love you shared.
    You were a blessing to him and he loved you all dearly.
    Our love and prayers are with you all.
    Pops and Mom

  • To the Rannels family et al,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Terry.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Thinking of you Karla & family and Terry’s children. May your memories sustain you during this difficult time. Terry was always so kind and friendly to all. Prayers to you all. Bob & Carmen Hall

  • Terry was a very good friend of mine when I was a resident where he worked at Diamondview residential care and after I moved out to live on my own.

    May he rest in Peace!!

    Jeff Kotasek