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Barbara Jeanne (Kuhn) Ranker

November 12, 1928 — September 9, 2017

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Barbara Jeanne Ranker, 88, of Tiffin, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at home.  She was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Tiffin to Herman and Christine (Wagner) Kuhn.  She married Merlyn Ranker, Sept. 2, 1950, in St. Joseph Catholic Church and he survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Alan Ranker of Maumee, Daniel Ranker of Columbus; two daughters, Susan (Rick) Lease, of Sycamore, and Beverly (Jim) Shaffer, of Tiffin; four grandchildren, Lt. Col. Michael (Michelle) Lewis of Ellsworth AFB, S.D., Audra (Nate) Dentinger of Bloomville, Andrea (Aaron Hull) Shaffer and Luke Shaffer, both of Tiffin; eight great-grandchildren,  Christopher, Matthew, Benjamin and Annabelle Lewis, Brock, Lenna and Remi Dentinger, and Norah Hull; a brother, Philip Kuhn of Tiffin; a sister, Gini Kuhn of Denver, Colo. and sister-in-law, Doris (Robert) Maiberger of Tiffin.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and a grandson, Dave Lewis.

Barbara was a 1947 Calvert High graduate, where she received the Bishop’s Cross. She had retired as a receptionist for Dr. Walter Daniel’s office. She attended Bowling Green Normal School, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Penthouse Club, President of Friends of the Library and she volunteered at the St. Joseph School Library.

Visitation for family and friends will be 1 to 3 pm Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St. Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (419) 447-3113.

Funeral service will follow at 3 pm Tuesday, at the funeral home, officiated by Rev. Frank Murd.

Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Calvert Foundation or to the Seneca County Humane Society.

For directions, to order flowers or to send condolences to the family go to:

Charitable donations may be made to:

Humane Society of Seneca County
2811 South SR 100, Tiffin OH 44883
Tel: 1-419-447-5704

Calvert Foundation
P.O. Box 45 Tiffin, Ohio 44883,

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