Karla Jayne Rankins
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Passed away at home surrounded by her family on July 5, 2010. Beloved wife of Michael Rankins of Rohnert Park; loving mother of Kayla Rankins of Rohnert Park; cherished daughter of Vernon and Millie Sivage; dear sister of the late Garry Sivage; also survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins. A native of Eugene, OR, age 44. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Penngrove. Karla last worked for Rogers and Young Insurance in Windsor. She enjoyed crafts, coordinating events with her mother, collecting ladybugs, her family and friends. She will be deeply missed. Friends and family are invited to a Funeral Service on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. Entombment, Santa Rosa Memorial Park. If desired, donations may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309, or at www.komen.org. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 525-3730

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Published in Press Democrat from Jul. 8 to Jul. 11, 2010.
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July 2, 2020
10 YEARS already? Such a wonderful women and great to work with. Always helpful, considerate and friendly. Missed by many Im sure
Patti Schmidt
July 11, 2010
Dear Michael and Kayla,
We were so sorry to hear that Karla had passed. She is one of the strongest women I have ever met. So dedicated to her family and God. She will be missed by all. We're sorry that we couldn't make it back for the service, but know that you will remain in our prayers. Karla was a wonderful example to so many of us!
Love, Diane
Diane Vermette
July 10, 2010
Karla, an incredible manager and friend to work with. You maintained optimism, saw the best in your people and were an HR Managers dream. Thank you for showing us all what courage and determination looked like, as well as grace and beauty! <3 Jessette
Jessette Porter
July 10, 2010
I'm so sorry that Karla will no longer be with us. However, I know that she is with God and enjoying seeing old friends and family. She was a very special person. I worked with her for years at the SR Allied office. I am so sorry that I can not attend todays services. I just heard about it and I couldn't possible make it from Sacramento by 1:00. I send my condolences to the entire family. Karla will be missed by many and loved by all. Patti Schmidt
Patti Schmidt
July 9, 2010
Dearest Michael and Kayla:
My heartfelt sympathies, prayers and love go out to the both of you with the passing of your wife, friend and Mother. I am so sorry for your loss and offer my condolences. May the Lord lift you up during this difficult time.
Wanda Draughon
July 9, 2010
Karla was my boss at Allied/Nationwide Insurance while she worked there. She was a kind and very compassionate person who will be missed by all. My prayers go out to her family
Linda Johnson
July 8, 2010
Karla was a very dear friend to my family over the years, and I was deeply saddened when I learned of her loss. I'll miss you dearly, Karla. My thoughts and prayers go out to all her family.
Allie Scamardo
July 8, 2010
I join my sister Lisa in extending my heartfelt condolences to Karla's family.
Dante Noto
July 8, 2010
Michael, Kayla, Millie and Vernon,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Courageous woman, amazing mom, gone way too soon.....

With my love,
Lisa Noto
July 8, 2010
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and Kayla during this time.
Tom Ennis
July 8, 2010
I had the pleasure of working with Karla at Allied Insurance in Santa Rosa. She is a rare jewel of a person I had the honor to know.
Sheryl Zimmerman
July 8, 2010
Karla was an amazing person and a wonderful friend, always putting others before her self. Karla was a fighter and an inspiration for all who knew her. I am going to miss you terribly Karla! May God bless your family in this difficult time.
Cathy Russo
July 8, 2010
After 29 amazing years together, things will never be the same without you. You have encouraged and enabled me to be everything that I am, and I will be indebted to you for as long as God grants me life. You have given me a beautiful daughter, a tremendous example of strength and faith, and an unaccountable wealth of treasured memories. I am so grateful that your suffering is finally over, and that you are now safe in the arms of Jesus. It has been my blessing and privilege to be your friend, lover, and husband. I'll see you when I see you. Always... your Michael
Michael Rankins
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