Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

1730 East Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI


Robert Mark Ankney

February 27, 1950June 24, 2020

Robert Mark Ankney, 70, of Bath, passed away surrounded by family on June 24, 2020. He was born in Flint, MI on February 27, 1950, the son of Robert and Geraldine (Kling) Ankney.

Mark was married to his loving wife Robin (Beckhorn) of 51 years. A lifelong resident of Bath, Mark worked in sales and service for several local businesses. He enjoyed fishing, reading about history, puzzles, and working around the house. He was an avid list maker, bird watcher, organizer, and sports enthusiast. He was an active participant in the annual family kickball game.

He is survived by his wife, Robin; children, Paul and Heather Ankney, Kellie and Allan Arnold, and Matt Ankney; sisters, Roxanne (Brent) Bragdon, Kim (Royal) Dobson, and Steve and Doris Dunlap; grandchildren, Noah, Emma, Gage, Owen, Chloe, and Sophia. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, David.

A Celebration of Mark's life will be held on Saturday, July 11 at 3 p.m. at his home.

Mark had a kind, gentle, and generous soul and will be greatly missed.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.greastlansing.com


11 July

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm

Mark's Home


Robert Mark Ankney

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Tom Barker

June 29, 2020

Sorry to hear of Mark's passing. Well, it's been over 50 years since Mark and I were 'together'. And I still remember him. I played sports for PW and we played Bath 2 or 3 times per year, depending on the tournaments, etc. I do remember him as a very good basketball player and a nice guy as well. Funny, I graduated in 1969 (I think same as Mark) and I still remember a couple guys from most of the CMAC teams. And since then, when I meet people from Bath, I always ask if they know any "Ankneys". So, when the Bees played the Pirates back then, we generally had good competition and he and I usually talked a bit. Again, sorry for his passing.

Steven Dunlap

June 27, 2020

Mark, you were more than a brother-in-law, you were a true friend.
So many great memories. I'll miss you today and forever.

Kim Ankney Dobson

June 26, 2020

Mark was the kindest person on this earth. My brother always loved snakes and reptiles of all sorts. My Dad helped Mark in finding all sorts of those buggers and Mark had an awesome collection of dead reptiles in jars. When I was a little girl I had my pal, toad that lived in my Mom’s flower garden. One day a blue racer got a hold of my toad and was swallowing it. Mark came to my rescue and grabbed that snake and squeezed it from the middle all the way up, out popped my toad, good as gold. Mark was my hero.

Robin, Paul, Kellie and Matt, you were so lucky to have him as a husband and Father and Grandfather to the rest of your family.

I know he is with the Lord in that special spot in Heaven. Love to all of you and rest in peace my beautiful brother.

Kim Ankney Dobson