Loraine M. Ranke Thursday, April 26, 1928 - Saturday, July 8, 2017

Loraine Mae Ranke, age 89 of Pine Tree Village Rd, Ellicottville NY passed away July 8, 2017 at Gowanda Nursing Home. Born April 26, 1928 to Harley Hawkins and Marie Brooks Hawkins. She had one brother Marshall who predeceased her in 1979. On Dec 31, 1946 she married Maynard James Ranke. Loraine had 6 children, Dolores (William) Nichols, James Ranke, Rodney Ranke, Marguerite Ranke, Shirley (Mark) Wescott, Daniel (Mary) Ranke. She had 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Loraine had 1 niece, Linda (Rod) Kruppner, and 4 great nieces, several great great nieces & nephews. Loraine was predeceased by her husband Maynard in 1973, a daughter Marguerite Ranke in 1957, a son Rodney Ranke in 2011 and a grandson Christopher Ranke in 1992. Loraine worked as a home healthcare provider until her retirement in 2005 she enjoyed bowling, fishing and gardening. She was a lifelong resident of Ellicottville and was a member of its American Legion and Ladies' Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Salamanca VFW. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 411 Rock City St. Little Valley, NY.

We are so blessed to have had Aunt Loraine in our lives, and will treasure the memories that we made with her.  We loved her very much, and her love for us was a gift we will always cherish.