Ruth Ann Rankin

June 27, 1939January 11, 2021

Ruth Ann Rankin, 81, of Miamisburg, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at Kettering Medical Center.

She was born June 27, 1939 in Kettering, the daughter of Kermit and Dorothy (Ritter) Simmons. Ruth was a loving mother and grandmother who loved cats, going to auctions, gardening with her husband and was known to make the best potato salad.

Ruth is survived by her son, Keith (Denise) Rankin; grandchildren, Jennifer (Rob) Moon, Justin Rankin, and Shawn Rankin; great grandchildren, Connor, Sophie, and Harper; brother, Paul Simmons; sister-in-law, Carol Rankin; nieces, Shelly and Ria; as well as her best friend, Virginia Hackney.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Morey Keith Rankin.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at GEBHART-SCHMIDT-PARRAMORE Funeral Home, Miamisburg. A graveside will follow at 1 PM at Hillgrove Cemetery, Miamisburg.


  • Gathering of Family & Friends

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021


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Jeanette & Jim BELVO

January 19, 2021

To Keith and family. You all have our deepest sympathy. What a lovely lady. How I loved all the times we would sit outside and just talk. She had a great sense of humor and was a dear friend. I especially remember the Halloween we both dressed up as witches and went trick or treating to Bill and Nina's. The neighborhood was never quite the same after she had to move. For Ruth Ann, life has not ended, just changed. Thoughts and prayers are being sent to all of you.
Sincerely, Jim and Jeanette Belvo