Deloris Rankin

Obituary of Deloris Irene Rankin

Deloris I. Rankin, 85, of Arthurdale, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at her home. Deloris was born in Fellowsville, on July 29, 1932, a daughter of the late Beryl and Leta (Murphy) Sigley. She was a Christian by faith and loved to sing hymns. Deloris graduated from Fellowsville High School, where she was a cheerleader and class valedictorian. She retired as an administrative assistant after 25 years. She was not only a homemaker, but a secretary, bookkeeper, clerk and treasurer. She was a graduate of the Clarksburg Business College, completed several classes at WVU and off-campus classes at Fairmont State College. She was a Girl Scout leader, Buckwheat princess, member of the Order of Eastern Star, youth and adult Sunday school teacher, board member of PSD #1, Vice President and Treasurer for Preston County Habitat for Humanity, a member of the Womens Singles Group, a food pantry worker, Treasurer of Mt. Israel Cemetery Association and an AARP tax program volunteer. Deloris is survived by a son, James B. Rankin and wife Lori of Arthurdale; two daughters, Stephnie Schoenleber and husband Marty Jr of Rock Hill, SC, Daphne Barlow and husband David of Reedsville; a brother Neil Sigley of Fellowsville; a sister Ocie Sigley of Westminster, MD; seven grandchildren, Zacharia Barlow and Abbie Barlow both of Reedsville, Meredith Aldrin, Marty Schoenleber III, and Aubre Schoenleber all of Illinois, Trinity Rankin and Celeste Rankin both of Arthurdale; two great grandchildren, Ellie and Owen Aldrin. She was preceded in death by her husband Don James Rankin on June 9, 1979; a brother, Tommy Joe Sigley, who was killed serving his country in Korea on July 26, 1952 and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Sigley who passed away on December 23, 2005. A visitation will be held at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 6-8 pm. A private graveside service will be held at the Mount Israel Cemetery. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm, at the Christian Evangelical Church in Reedsville (Birds Creek) with the Pastor Marty Schoenleber Jr. officiating. A dinner will follow. Condolences may be extended online to the family at
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