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Zola D. Rankin
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SUMMITVILLE, IN- Zola D. Rankin, 74, passed away on February 1, 2018 at Community Hospital in Anderson following an extended illness.

She was born on November 22, 1943 in Jay County, Indiana to Jacob and Corinna (Miller) Fifer and has lived in Summitville for the past 47 years. She had worked for Marsh Supermarkets for 20 years. Zola loved to sew, cook, bake and work in her garden. She was very fond of listening to Southern gospel music.

Husband-Gary Rankin-married August 28, 1976
2 Daughters-Penny Krise of Lewisville, Portia (James) Erickson of Brownsburg
Son-Eric Clevenger (companion-Kim Beyer and her daughter Grace Beyer) Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
Grandchildren-Gretchen Spangler and Brad (Bobby) Vetor of Indianapolis, Allison (Jason) Smith of Lewisville, Tyler, Alix and Adam Clevenger of Summitville
Great-Grandchildren-Jackson and Charlotte Smith of Lewisville, Jayda, Makylin, Aydin and Skyler Spangler of Brownsburg
Sister-Estella (Frank) Hawley of Port St. Lucie, Florida
Several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, Brothers-Paul “Ernie” Fifer, William “Bill” Fifer, Harry “Ben” Fifer, Cecil Fifer, Charles “Chuck” Fifer, Franklin “Dee” Fifer, Archie Fifer, Sister-Gracie Baldwin, Audrey Fifer

Zola chose cremation as her final disposition and private family services will take place.

Owens-Noffze Funeral Home is honored to care for Zola and serve the Rankin family.

Owens-Noffze Funeral Home
1009 Walnut Street
Summitville, Indiana 46070

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