Meda L. Rankin

Date of Death: 12/27/2017

Meda L. Rankin

November 4, 1941-December 27, 2017

Meda L. Rankin, 76, Garvey Manor, formerly of Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona.  She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert Keagy and Frances Amelia (Schanz) Replogle.  She was first married to Asa D. Dickinson, and then married Warren H. Rankin on April 1, 1975, in Irwin, Pa.  He preceded her in death in November of 2002.

Surviving are a daughter; Seana M. Esmaili (Sam) of Altoona; two granddaughters:  Samantha Ida Esmaili and Savannah Layla Esmaili, both of Altoona; a great grandson, Samir; a sister, Shirley A. Hickey (David) of Felton, Del; five nieces and nephews:  John Urban (Lisa), Danis Urban, Rachel Block (Jason), Krista Lawson (David) and Susan Farmer (Travis); as well as several grandnieces and grandnephews; and her extended family:  Nicolee Hiltz, Jessica Hiltz and Michael Hiltz, all of Harrisburg.

Meda was a 1959 graduate of Altoona Catholic High School.  She was employed by J.C. Penney for 37 years at various locations.

She volunteered at the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, Fair Oaks Hospital and with Hospice.  Meda was well known for her artistic skills and interior decorating.  She always liked to leave a place brighter than she found it.

Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until an 11 a.m. funeral Service on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Stevens Memorial Chapel, 1421 8th Ave., Altoona, by Msgr. Stanley Carson.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Meda’s memory to:  Garvey Manor, 1037 S. Logan Blvd., Hollidaysburg, PA, 16648, Catholic Charities, 1300 12th Ave., P.O. Box 1349, Altoona, PA  16603, or to the Blair County Humane Society, 1837 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA  16602.

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