Ethel Mae Northern Rankin – February 9, 2012

Ethel Mae Northern Rankin, 89, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Robert E. Parker officiating.  Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in West Park Cemetery in Hereford.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mrs. Rankin was born Sept. 1, 1922 in Telephone to Ernest and Letha Northern.  She had owned and operated a service station on Hwy 60 and ran a grain truck.  Mrs. Rankin was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Rhodes.
Survivors include four daughters, Margie Dawson, Doris Strain and Bonnie Bell, all of Amarillo, and Linda Mauck of Glenpool, Okla; a son, Gene Oakley of Walcott; three sisters, Lorene Baumler of Denison, Edna Been of Dallas and Faye Linville of Saginaw; and fifteen grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.
The family suggest memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

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