Banks & Beals Funeral Home obituary – Steven A. Rankin, 73, Lomax, Ill.

Steven A. Rankin, 73, of Lomax, Ill.

Steven A. Rankin, 73 of Lomax, IL died Saturday, June 13, 2020. He was born March 10, 1947 in LaHarpe, IL, the son of John Dale and Aletha Bradford Rankin. On August 17, 1969, he married Margaret Six in Dallas City, IL.
    Steve served in the US Army from 1966 – 1968.  As a young man, he began farming with his grandfather, William Bradford and his father. At the age of 16 he joined his dad in his trucking business. He always loved farming and especially enjoyed time spent with his daughter and grandchildren when they would visit his farm.
    Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Lisa (Jimmy) Messer of Moore South Carolina, two grandchildren, Emma and Corbin Messer and one brother, Brian (Michelle) Jones of Lomax. Steve was preceded in death by his parents.
    A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his memory for the Henderson County Hospice.  Contributions may be sent to; Steven Rankin memorial Fund, c/o Banks & Beals Funeral Home, PO Box 503, LaHarpe, IL 61450. To sign the guestbook and leave a condolence, please visit his obituary at banksbeals.com.

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