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William James Rankin

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RANKIN William James Rankin, 52, of Columbus, died Thursday, January 11, 2007 in Santa Fe, NM. Preceded in death by father John Henry Rankin, sister-in-law Jean Rankin, brother-in-law Clint Bratcher. Survived by wife, Carmen (Manalac) Rankin; children, Erin (Chad) Flanagan, Rebekah (Jeff Aulet) Rankin, Augustine Rankin, Sarah Rankin; mother, Jean A. (Bernert) Rankin; brothers and sisters, Kathy (Tim) Sweeney, John Rankin, Mike (Elaine) Rankin, Mary (Charlie) Stewart, Patti Bratcher, Beth (Bill) Simpson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dr. Fernando and Daneen Manalac; brothers-in-law, Steve (Michele) Manalac and Freddie Manalac; sisters-in-law, Lynne (Perry) Stanley and Mimi (Mitch) Goldstein; many special nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He graduated from Catholic Central High School in Steubenville and played on the 1971 State Championship Football Team. Received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Ohio State University. His passions were his loving wife, children, family, friends, the outdoors, his art and music especially The Beatles. Funeral Service 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME, 2383 North High Street, Columbus where friends may call from 1:30-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rankin Family Fund c/o 5th3rd Bank-Clintonville, 3580 N. High St., Columbus, Oh. 43214 or a charity of your choice in memory of William J. Rankin. He touched the lives of everyone he knew.
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