Daisy Dean Hocker Rankin

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Monday, September 22, 1947

Mrs. Daisy Rankin, Culdesac, Dead At 81

Culdesac, Sept. 21 - Mrs. Daisy Dean Hocker Rankin, 81, wife of George M. Rankin, Culdesac, died at her home here this morning at 8:30 after a long illness due to dropsy and heart trouble.

Mrs. Rankin was a teacher of Nez Perce county for many years. During her 17 years' activity as an instructor she taught at Summit, the Blewett school, Flatiron, Jack's canyon, Rosetta, Lookout, Chesley and Mountain Home. Some of these schools have since been discontinued.

Mrs. Rankin was born at Kokomo, Ind., April 8, 1866, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hocker. Her marriage to George M. Rankin took place Sept. 13, 1888, in Illinois, and one week ago Saturday they observed their 59th wedding anniversary. She had made her home at Culdesac for the last 11 years. Since early girlhood Mrs. Rankin had been a communicant of the Christian church, and regularly attended the Church of God at Culdesac. She was active in the work of the Culdesac Social club.

Survivors include her husband; three sons and two daughters, G. W. Rankin, Fertig, Mont.; E. Arthur Rankin, Camas, Wash.; Ruth M. Rankin, Portland; Mrs. Carl E. Johnson, Athens, Ill., and Ralph R. Rankin, Waitsburg, Wash.; her brother, W. T. Hocker, Shelby, Mont., and one sister, Mrs. Jessie E. Rogers, Durban, Natal, South Africa; 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Two children Paul Rankin and Oscar Rankin, preceded her in death.

The body is at Brower-Wann chapel, Lewiston, with funeral arrangements pending.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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