Joanne L. Ranker

Joanne L. Ranker, 78, of Tiffin, passed away Thursday afternoon, Oct. 10, 2013, at her home.

She was born April 20, 1935, in Plant City, Fla., to Walter and Eva (Collins) Hillman. She married Mervin “Doc” Ranker June 20, 1953, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin.

Survivors include her husband, Doc, of Tiffin; son, Mike (Deborah) Ranker of Carrollton, Texas; two daughters, Cindy (Dean) Distel and Becky (Tim) Adams, both of Tiffin; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Joanne graduated in 1953 from Tiffin Columbian High School, was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, and worked as a hostess at Riverview Inn Restaurant for 20 years. She was a member of Tiffin Garden Club, enjoyed gardening and flowers and was very family oriented.

Her Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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