Of Alexandria, VA, died of cancer on Friday, April 11, 2014 at INOVA Mt Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, VA.Born April 27, 1935 in Centralia, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Catherine Guinther. She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, John Robert Ranck Sr (1998) and her daughter June Marie Styler (2004). She is survived by three sons, Jay Arthur Ranck of Alexandria, VA, John Robert (Bob) Ranck of Vienna, VA, and Jeffrey Lee Ranck of Rota Spain, along with 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.Wilma has been a very active member of St Luke's Episcopal Church since arriving in Alexandria 47 years ago. She worked for Fairfax County Public Schools for 23 years, retiring in 1992. She has also been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Martha Washington Chapter #42 for 25 years. Her most recent passions include volunteering with AARP and serving the American Legion Auxiliary Post 1976 of Annandale Va. Educated in the Centralia Pennsylvania public school system, she graduated from Conyngham-Centralia Joint High School in 1953.Wilma married John Ranck in 1955. They had four children before moving to Alexandria in 1967 where they raised their children and were very active in their community and the Masonic Lodge.Memorial services will be held at St Luke's Episcopal Church, 8009 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria Va., 22308 at 1 p.m. on April 16 2014. For memorial contributions, the family requests either that Easter flowers be sent to St Luke's church, or donations can be made to American Legion Auxiliary Post 1976, 4206 Daniels Ave., Annandale, VA 22033, www.post1976.org.

Published by The Washington Post on Apr. 15, 2014.
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R.I.P Wilma. It was an honor knowing such a wondeful person.
Frank Skwirut
April 25, 2014
I love you debba. You memories we shared together are special and won't be forgotten. I love you with all my heart. R.I.P.
heather hickey
April 18, 2014
Sorry to hear of your lost, our prayers and thoughts are with you. Sam and Teressa
Teressa Sheider
April 17, 2014
A special lady
I'm so grateful for her friendship
Michelle Mitchell
April 16, 2014
Prayers to the family. We were so fortunate to have known Wilma. She will be greatly missed.
Wanda and Randy Newman
April 16, 2014
Wilma has been our neighbor for 27 years the best neighbor anyone could ever have we will miss her very much. May you rest in peace.
The Arnold's
April 16, 2014
Will Miss you, Wilma
Rest In Peace
Your Mahjongg Friends
April 15, 2014
Will miss seeing you, Wilma.
Rest in Peace.
Your Mahjongg Friends.
April 15, 2014
My heart is hurting that we cannot come to the memorial services. You are one of the best thing about marrying into the family. I am so glad I got to spend the holidays with you last year. I love you very much, Debba. Thank you for treating me just as one of your own grandchildren. You will forever be in my heart. I am so glad you were able to meet your great grandson, Andrew. May you rest in peace.
Janice Ranck
April 15, 2014
Jay, Bob, Jeff - your mother was a very special lady. We enjoyed every moment we had visiting her in Alexandria. I will definitely miss her e-mails. You are in our thoughts and our prayers are with you.
Jess and Gayle Ranck
April 15, 2014
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