Mary Rankin
1926 - 2016
Leroy R Leber Funeral Home Inc
2290 School St
York, PA
Mary E. Rankin
Mary Ella (Boeckel) Rankin, 89, formerly of York, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
Mrs. Rankin was born in York, on September 14, 1926, daughter of the late, Richard and Sylvia (Irwin) Boeckel and the wife of the late Raymond I. Rankin, Jr.
Mary was preceded in death by her son, Raymond I. Rankin, III, and is survived by her sister, Kathryn Mummert; daughters, Beverly Robison and Sandra Kucinsky; eight grandchildren, John and Larry Robison and Anne Robison-Neal, Joseph and Christopher Kucinsky and Stacey Kucinsky Meldrum and Raymond and Donna Rankin; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Mary was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who was loved by everyone she met. Well, except for the yard sale permit lady at the township office. Mary had a special talent for finding yard sale treasures that she was sure either she or someone she knew would need someday. The evidence of her success was clear with a quick glimpse in any room or any drawer in the house. Mary was an entrepreneur who used her early success on the church's bowling team to capture the family championship in Wii bowling. There was never a jigsaw puzzle that gave her a real challenge. And Mary gave new definition to gaming by spending hours on the phone playing Yahtzee with dear friends who couldn't make it to her house to play in person. On a regular basis, Mary put Julia Child to shame by making midnight cheesecakes for the crowd lingering in the kitchen, famous Mema pickles, world-class apple dumplings, or chicken corn soup to feed an army. Mary was that one person to whom you'd never want to say "good-bye" or "good-night" ...because surely there was another story, something more to learn about or laugh about. She gave love unconditionally and shared lessons that have made her friends and family smarter, stronger, and better people.
Friends and family are encouraged to gather in her honor at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at the LeRoy R. Leber Funeral Home, Inc., 2290 School St., York (Shiloh).
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420.
Published by York Daily Record from May 1 to May 2, 2016.
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Mary was a wonderful friend. She did all of the flowers for my wedding and had a shower for me at her house. I spent the night before my wedding sleeping in her spare room. She was a great friend to my mother, Josephine Ness We did spend many nights playing games at her house in York.
Linda Ness Whitesides
May 15, 2016
My most sincere sympathy to all of Mema's family. I am thankful that I knew her. Gretchen( Mary Robison's mom.)
May 3, 2016
My condolences on your loss. My prayers are with all of you.

Jeanie Bachand
May 3, 2016
Jeanie Bachand
May 3, 2016
My sympathy to you John and Mary, and to your family. I only met Mema once but I remember her vividly and warmly. I thought how lucky you were to have such a wonderful woman as your Grandmother. I know you will miss her dearly.
Love, Aunt Jo
Aunt Jo
May 3, 2016
So many wonderful memories of her! What a special lady she was! Praying for you all! Love Carli
Carli Uhl
May 2, 2016
Dear Sandy & family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Mary was such a nice person, I was blessed to get to meet her. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.
May 2, 2016
Rest in peace
Mike Boone
May 1, 2016
It was always a pleasure to be around Mema, always pleasant to talk to. Gatherings won't quite be the same. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Steve Harmon
May 1, 2016
Sending my thoughts and prayers to Donna Rankin and family!!
Ashley Cotter
April 30, 2016
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