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Jane was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and mother-in-law who served Christ with all her heart.
Jane conquered death and entered Heaven’s gate on December 12, 2021 at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez, CO.
Jane was born March 9, 1939 in Iberia, MO to Willard and Linnie (Rowden) Dake. She grew up in the Dixon, MO area. Jane married Donald L. Rankin on July 5, 1958 in Dixon, MO. In their marriage of 63 years they had three children, Rick E. Rankin, Donetta S. Rankin, and Randy L. Rankin. Don and Jane moved to Cripple Creek, CO and lived there for 18 years. They moved to Cortez, CO in November of 1976. Jane was a wonderful seamstress and she loved to cook and spend time with family and friends.
Jane is survived by her husband, Donald L. Rankin; two sons, Rick Rankin of Cortez, and Randy (Teresa) Rankin of Cortez; and son-in-law, Tony Jones of Cortez; four grandchildren, Krystle (Tyler) Goodenough of Fort Collins, CO, Megan Underwood of Bloomfield, NM, Aimee (Oscar) Cordero of Lubbock, Texas, Dustin (Veronica) Dehart of Hesperus, CO; eight great grandchildren, Keaton and Quinten Underwood, Patrick and Ryder Dehart, Austin Prinz, Benito, Mary Jane and Gloria Cordero; sister, Kathryn Leonard; and brothers, Gerald Dake, Donley Dake and David Dake. Jane was preceded in death by her daughter, Donetta S. Rankin-Jones; sisters, Priscilla Mae Dake (infant), Lola Sauls, Ruth Wiles, Naomi Barton and Patsy Rowden; and brother, Wayde Dake.
Celebration service for Jane will take place January 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 11502 Hwy 145 Cortez, CO. Pastor Bruce Burkett will officiate the service.
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Starts at 2:00pm (Mountain time)
Lighthouse Baptist Church
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