Susan M. Rankin


Susan M. Rankin, of Hermitage, passed away on Sunday April 8, 2018, in
Leesburg, Va., following an extended illness. She was 70.
She was born in Sharon on June 8, 1947, the daughter of the late Michael and
Susan (Renshaw) Melnik.
Sue was a graduate of Sharon High School and also Westminster College, where she received her degree in education, specializing in fine art. She would teach elementary school in Hermitage for several years before becoming a stay-at-home mom to her family.
Sue had been a distributor with the Shaklee Corp. for 37 years and had been very involved with the company through different events.
Her memories will live on through with her husband of nearly 50 years, Errol R. Rankin, whom she married on June 7, 1969; her son, Christopher
Rankin of Purcellville, Va.; her dogson, Rascal; her granddog, Nugget; her
sister-in-law, Kathleen Fitzgerald of Seattle, Wash.; and by several cousins.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents, and by her brother, Edward Matchak.
Donations may be made in Sue's memory to the Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad, 500 North Maple Ave., Purcellville, VA 20132.

Susan M., 70, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday (4-12-18) at the SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 555 E. State St., Sharon. Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences at
Service: A Pascal Funeral Divine Liturgy, with the Rev. Kevin E. Marks officiating, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday (4-13-18) at St. Michael Byzantine
Catholic Church in Hermitage, preceded by a Panachida Service to be
recited at 10:15 a.m. in the funeral home prior in leaving for the church.
Burial: St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery.
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