Doris June Rankin

June 17, 1931February 3, 2019

Our Mom, Doris June Rankin went home to be with our Lord on Sunday February 3, 2019. She was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on June 17, 1931 to the late Roy & Eula Niswonger.

She was educated in the Jackson school system where she developed a love for teaching, music and art.

She married Charles Rankin in 1948 and they eventually settled in Oregon. Doris raised 4 children – Cecelia Darlene Smith, Charles W Rankin, Cindy Rankin and Alana Starr. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, daughter Darlene and son Charles. She is also survived by her brother James D. Niswonger and sister Donna Petzoldt of Missouri. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she was very proud of.

She loved the Lord with all her heart; she was strong in her faith and was a mighty prayer warrior. She traveled around the United States with prison ministries and worked with homeless. She had a heart for all people and led many of them to the Lord. She also worked in youth ministry at Peoples Church and enjoyed being a junior high camp counselor. She grew up in the country and remained a country girl at heart her whole life. She was musical and bought her first accordion at age 13. She was a talented Christian singer and grew up singing in church. Mom was creative and enjoyed painting, she was witty, super funny, and loved to go on long country rides. If she found a garage sale, that was a bonus. She found joy in simple things and loved to spend time with her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. Mom was full of wisdom and always had a story to share. She was loved by many and touched the lives of thousands. Sunday was always her favorite day of the week – how fitting her final day was on a Sunday.

Mom, we will miss you so very much.

Psalm 118:24: "This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."

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  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 16, 2019

Doris June Rankin

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Joel & Claudia Corsaut

February 16, 2019

I met Doris about 38 years ago out collecting for the March of Dimes. I knocked on her door and she hollered come on in and when I saw her she had a big smile and then was laughing and said God healed me. We became friends from that moment on. She lived across the street from us for many years. We loved her very much. She loved and prayed for our children and grandchildren. Doris had a special gift and always knew when someone in our family needed special prayer. She was a wonderful, beautiful person that over the years has led many, many people to the Lord. The last time I visited her I was going to tell her about our grandson Chase that she had a special bond with. He was killed New Years Day but when I saw her I was so very saddened. I prayed God would bring her home with Him. I couldn't tell her about my grandson. I believe God took her that night or the next day. I loved her so much. I am so sorry for your loss but I know she is very happy and healthy now. May your family feel God's piece and blessings with many wonderful memories. She will be so very missed. Thank you for sharing her.
Joe & Claudia Corsaut