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Carolyn June Rankin

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RANKIN, Carolyn J., 85, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021 in her home. Carolyn was born October 16, 1935 in Waverly, Ohio to Carlton and Grace (Breitenbach) Schwartz. Carolyn was a perpetual caregiver who loved taking care of her children and grandchildren, and would always go out of her way to help those around her who were in need. She was also an avid animal lover. Survivors include her four children, Jeffrey Rankin, John (Janet) Rankin, Rhonda Readler and Julie Phillipp; ten grandchildren, Bridget, Breanne, Rhyan, Jennifer, Johnny, Mindy, Jimmy, Jordan, Josie and Jay; 8 great grandchildren; four siblings, Darlene Burton, Samuel Schwartz, Buddy Ake and Linda Hamman; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. “Sonny” Rankin, Jr.; two grandchildren, Rebecca and Daniel; a sister, Benita; and two sons-in-law, Jeffrey Phillipp and John Readler. A private Memorial Mass will be held in St. Joseph Church at a later date. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.
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Jeff & John — condolences at the passing of your Mother. Best wishes to your family. — Steve Malone

- Steve Malone, Tuesday March 9th, 2021

Carolyn was much more than a Sister to me. Our Mother left when I was 4 yr old and Carolyn took the place of our Mother. She literally became my Mom and raised me with tender loving care. She was always there for me. I owe my deepest gratitude to Carolyn. I love and miss her from the bottom of my heart. I thank her Children for taking such good care of her in her last days. May she rest in peace!

- Carlton "Sam" Schwartz, Friday February 19th, 2021

Even though I didn't get to see you as often as I would have liked, Carolyn was always one of my favorite people. Whenever I think of her, I think of her smile and laughter and fun. She was such a joy to be around, and I love her and will truly miss her. She was a special person, and she is now a special angel. Love you, Carolyn.

- Terri West, Friday February 19th, 2021

Carolyn was a second Mom to me.. Her kindness and co.passion for others was never ending. She was funny. Sweet and gave great advice..The fondest memories I have of my childhood has her in them. Memories I will never forget. RIH sweet lady!

- Kathy Dennin Burns Clevenger, Thursday February 18th, 2021

Her Aunt June Milstead wants you to know how much she will miss Carolyn. Carolyn was her namesake. June says she feels like Carolyn will never be truly gone because she has so many good memories of her. Our love and prayers go out to you all.

- Rebekah Milstead, Wednesday February 17th, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss Rhonda. May your mom Rest In Peace.

- Maria (Pazarentzos) Spinnler, Tuesday February 16th, 2021

Julie, I'm sorry sorry for the loss of your beautiful momma. Praying for you and your family. Love you . Robin

- Robin Wells, Tuesday February 16th, 2021

J, J, R and J, and all the g,g kids, Aunt Carolyn was truly a bright light in our families lives. And she was a special person in my life specifically. As I related to Rhonda your mom was one of my favorite people. Her kindness, humor and wit were indicative of her wonderful spirit. My life / being was influenced and informed greatly by those qualities. As a child on our visits to Springfield and even when she visited me in Phoenix, she always left me positive and happy, everyone else too. I could go on...but suffice it to say, heaven is benefitting from earths loss. Love you all. Phil

- Cousin Phil and Barb, Tuesday February 16th, 2021

The world has lost a bright light. Aunt Carolyn was the sweetest, kindest and funniest. I am so grateful that she was such a big part of my childhood that, despite distance and time, she remained a big influence throughout my life. She loved us all but the love for her kids and grandkids must have been cosmic. Sad days but so lucky - all of us to have had her.

- Susan Amato, Tuesday February 16th, 2021

My heart is full of love and fond memories when we would visit Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Sonny ❤. It was so fun to have my mom, Benita would talk about there times growing up. I loved the memories of her sitting on the kitchen counter putting rollers in her hair and a cigarette hanging from her lips. Loved visiting with my cousins and doing crazy things. I will miss her but happy that she is with Sonny and my mom and others that love her so much. Love you all.

- Whitney Robison , Tuesday February 16th, 2021

Sending my deepest condolences to the family. I thank God for having the pleasure to have met such a wonderful beautiful lady. And I loved all your cats. You're at peace in God's kingdom. God bless.

- Debra Harbaugh, Monday February 15th, 2021

Sending my deepest condolences to the family. My dad Roger rTackett and I stopped to visit you last year. I thank God for having the pleasure to have met such a wonderful beautiful lady. And I loved all your cats. You're at peace in God's kingdom. God bless.

- Debra Harbaugh, Monday February 15th, 2021

Sending my deepest condolences to all the family. And I will truly miss you and all the family reunions we shared together. I will always treasure my uncle Sonny coming and picking me up from the airport returning twice from Vietnam. I love you and will miss you forever. Always in my heart.

- Roger R. Tackett, Monday February 15th, 2021

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