Marie Rankin

Woonsocket

Marie B. Rankin, 98, of Woonsocket, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 at the Prairie View Healthcare Community. 

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 26, at St. Wilfrid Catholic Church in Woonsocket. Burial was in St. Wilfrid Cemetery with Fr. Jim Friedrich officiating. Visitations with Rosary and scripture service were held at the Basham Funeral Home in Woosocket on Sunday, Nov. 25 with Fr. Gerald Thury and prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Marie was born Sept. 28, 1920, to Henry and Mary (Eining) Hinker on the family farm near Forestburg. She attended country grade school.

Marie married Peter Rankin on May 29, 1946 at St. Wilfrid Catholic Church in Woonsocket. They lived and farmed northwest of town. Peter passed away in 1984. Marie continued to live on their farm until she moved back to the Hinker family farm with her brother, Victor. She moved into an apartment in Woonsocket in 2003, where she resided until she entered Prairie View Healthcare Community in December of 2017.

She was a lifetime member of St. Wilfrid Catholic Church and a member of St. Wilfrid’s Altar Society, St. Francis Circle, Quilting for Others, and was recently recognized as a 50 plus year member of Catholic Daughters of America.

Marie is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Peter; sisters, Clara Schmidt, Leona Baysinger, Bernice Rankin, and Veronica Holtkamp; brothers, William and Victor Hinker.

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