Trish Rankin

August 14, 1945 ‒ October 30, 2017

Howard, Ohio

Trish Rankin, age 72, of Howard, OH, passed away on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Johnstown, PA, on Aug. 14, 1945 to the late Edward and Sara (Wilson) Wirick.

Trish was a very giving person and volunteered her time to the Apple Valley Garden Club, Apple Valley Singers Club, Suicide Task Force of Knox County, Brookshire Elementary School in Orlando FL, and she dedicated over 13 years of her life to the Hospice of Knox County. She also volunteered for churches and schools.  Trish was a member of the Gay St. United Methodist Church and was involved with many activities there.

She graduated from college with a teaching degree. Trish enjoyed scrapbooking, fairy gardening, and being on her boat in Apple Valley Lake.  She is the published author of “Where’s the Veil”.

She is survived by her children, Lissa Rankin of Muir Beach, CA, Christopher (Kimberly) Rankin of Bexley, OH, Keli Rankin of Howard, OH; 4 grandchildren, Izayah Graham, Malen Rankin, Nicholas Rankin and Siena Klein; 2 sisters, Lin (Rev. Scott) Campbell of South Paris, ME, Tina (Paul) Mayr of Orlando, FL; 3 brothers, Ted (Suzanne) Wirick Jr. of McClenney, FL, Tom Wirick of Orlando, FL, Bob (Mindy) Wirick of Orlando, FL; 21 nieces and nephews; as well as many godchildren.

Along with her parents, Trish is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. David Lee Rankin.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 5-7 PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home; 619 E. High St. Mount Vernon, OH, 43050. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Gay St. United Methodist Church, 18 N Gay St, Mt Vernon, OH 43050, with Rev. Karen Oehl officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Multiple Sclerosis Society; 651 Lakeview Plaza Blvd, Columbus, OH 43085 or Hospice of Knox County; 17700 Coshocton Ave, Mt Vernon, OH 43050.

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  • Our thoughts are with the family at this time of grief. We have many fond memories of Trish and Dave and the family during their years in Orlando. They will be missed but not forgotten.

    Allan and Jane Clayman

  • Bob and I send love and prayers to all family members. Trish was a gift to all who knew her.
    We have been especially blessed to have spent many hours making life long memories in Orlando and the North Georgia mountains. RIP dear Trish❤️

  • Trish was a warm, loving , caring and outgoing person. She was always welcoming and we really enjoyed the times we spent with her. She will be missed and her cheerful smile will be remembered always.

  • Many years ago, we all lived in Tangelo Park and went to church together. What a wonderful life Trish lived and was a blessing to so many. Many happy memories of that special time.

    Becky Hamilton

  • I am very blessed to have known Trish. She was a very compassionate & giving person. I enjoyed her stories of her travels & her “down to earth” attitude on life.
    Rest well Trish & God Bless You

  • Trish was a hoot! Several summers ago she travelled with me and a group to Israel to volunteer teaching to English to Arab-Israeli middle school students. She was enthusiastic, curious, kind, and chronically over-heated and sweating (like me!). I think everyone in Israel heard about her lost wallet (which she found on the last day under a pile of towels.) I have very found memories of her and that trip, as do people in Deir al Assad, the village where we taught and stayed. In fact, I heard about Trish’s death when one of the students from there contacted me on Facebook and asked if she was okay. His name is Ali Fadi. He sent me a photo of himself and Trish and a photo of the little stuffed animal Trish gave him and a photo of his cat playing with this stuffed animal. He also sent many kind words. I would love to share his memories with Trish’s family–if any of you read this, please send me a Friend request on FB and I’ll forward the messages on to you.
    My sympathy to you all. She will really be missed. She was so full of life.
    Martha Moody, Dayton, OH