Audrey M. Rankin, 91, of Rostraver Township, passed peacefully at the home of her daughter, Joyce, on Monday, March 29, 2021 surrounded by loved ones.
Her beautiful smile and kindness filled every room she entered. She devoted her life to her family. She was extremely proud to be Mom to five daughters and the best grandma ever! Her family will forever cherish the countless memories. Audrey was born November 17, 1929, in Elizabeth Township to the late Otis and Thelma (Askew) Momeyer. She was a 1947 graduate of West Newton High where she played basketball. She met the love of her life on the square dance floor. Audrey and Bill married live on television on January 28, 1952, in New York City as part of the Bride and Groom show. Audrey was a devoted member of Rehoboth Presbyterian Church. Her faith endured all things. She worked as an administrative assistant at PICCO, St. Anne Parish, Rostraver and Mon Valley Community Health Center.
Audrey is preceded in death by her beloved husband William H. Rankin, daughters Marcy L. Rankin Zebrak and Elaine M. Rankin Burnsworth, granddaughter Audra L. Zebrak and sons-in-law, Frank S. Zebrak and George A. Martin.
She is survived by her loving children, Patty R. Martin, Joyce A. (Eric) Bell and Karen J. (Jeffrey) Vitale; her grandchildren, Benjamin R. Burnsworth, Dylan R. Kefover, Maverick R. Kefover, Cameron H. Bell, Bradleigh M. Burnsworth, Austin W. Bell, Nico G. Vitale and Elliana G. Vitale who all filled her heart with love. She is also survived by her brother, Ralph (Jane) Momeyer; sister, Mary Lou (the late Ted) Simon; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Audrey was an avid reader, card player and puzzle builder. On any day, you might also find her dancing to her favorite songs or watching any sporting event.
Friends will be received on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the James C. Stump Funeral Home Inc., 580 Circle Drive, Rostraver Township (724-929-7934) www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com
FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ASKED TO MEET AT Rehoboth Presbyterian Church on Friday at 10 a.m. for a Funeral Service with Pastor Donald T. Glunt officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made to Rehoboth Presbyterian Church at www.rehobothchurchpa.org
Everyone attending the visitation and services must wear a mask and practice social distancing.