Vernell Rankin
Age - 93
10/14/1917 - 8/18/2011

Memorial Service
6:00 PM, 
Monday, August 22, 2011
McKown Funeral Home
Columbus,  NE 

Family will receive friends
McKown Funeral Home
Columbus,  NE 
4-6 pm Monday

Arlington National Cemetery
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Vernell Rankin of Columbus died Thursday, August 18, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Columbus.

Vernell Rankin was born October 14, 1917 in Columbus to Paul and Della (Elston) Kissell. She attended St. Bonaventure School and was a 1935 graduate of Kramer High School. On May 3, 1941 she was united in marriage to Edgar D. "Chief" Rankin in Little Rock, AR. Vernell lived in Denver during World War II before returning to Columbus in 1946. She was a devoted wife and mother. Vernell also worked at Tooley Drug off and on over the years. She enjoyed watching sports, especially the Packers and the Yankees, and playing cards.

She is survived by:
Son Mike Rankin of Columbus, NE
Granddaughter Lori (Paul) Wunderlich of Columbus, NE
Grandson Lance (Becky) Rankin of Lincoln, NE
8 Great Grandchildren
3 Great Great Grandchildren

She is preceded in death by:
Husband Edgar "Chief" Rankin
Father Paul Kissell
Mother Della Kissell
Son Jim Rankin
Brother Carroll Kissell
Brother Paul Kissell
Sister Florence Speight
Sister Marcie Buford
Brother Jack Kissell
Brother Ned Kissell
Sister Della (Bob) Steele
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