SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Elenora Mae Rank of South Bend, Ind., formerly of Coldwater, Mich., and Van Wert, Ohio, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice.

She was born Jan. 20, 1922, in Van Wert, Ohio, the daughter of M. Russell and Marguerite (Reed) Linton.

On June 1, 1941, she married Mr. Dale Byron Rank who preceded her in death in 2003.


She is survived by one son, David (Nancy) Rank of Nottowa, Mich.; four daughters, Ruth (Ted) Sailor of Three Rivers, Mich., Barbara (Paul) Runyon of Syracuse, Kan., Alice (Gary) Graham of Reliance, Tenn., and Nancy (Steve) Runyon of South Bend; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lewis Linton of Van Wert, Paul Linton of Celina, Ohio, and John Linton of Van Wert, Ohio.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, D. Reed Linton and Russell, Jr. Linton and one sister, Mary Thomas.

Mrs. Elenora Mae Rank was a member of the Missionary Church and taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed working as a homemaker and was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She also worked at the Sturgis Hospital in the dietary department for a number of years.

A funeral service for Mrs. Elenora Mae Rank will be held at the East Ovid United Brethren Church (274 Quimby Road, Coldwater, MI 49036) on Saturday, April 19 beginning at 1 p.m. with her sons-in-law, Paul Runyon, Gary Graham and Steve Runyon officiating. Interment will take place in the Lester Cemetery in Algansee Township, Mich. The family will receive friends for visitation on Saturday at the church from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to a Christian organization of your choice or to Hospice.

Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home

3380 W. Carleton Road

Hillsdale, MI 49242

517-437-0605