Olive Laree Rankin, 79, of Knoxville, Iowa passed away on January 31, 2020, surrounded by her family.
Olive was born in Indianola, Iowa on March 6, 1940, the daughter of Guy and Harriett Beeler. Olive was married to Don on June 14, 1958; they were married 54 years. Olive enjoyed crocheting, watching Hallmark movies, casino visits, playing cards and spending time with her family.
Olive is survived by her daughter Janice Fouch (Mike, children Heather, Samantha), daughter Jeannie Bachman (children Cody/Jenci and great-granddaughter Kinley, and Luke/Morgan), son Daniel “Tiny” Rankin (deceased) (children Jeremy and great-granddaughter Karalee, Staci/Jamie and great-grandson Braxton and great-granddaughter Rylyn), daughter Judy Philben (Kerry,child Kristen/Davey and great-granddaughters Halle and Tessa and another one on the way), daughter Jackie Beaver (Robert, children Jocelyn/Jared and Jordan/Zach and great-granddaughter Amara), daughter Jennifer Norman (Joe, children Justin, Wesley, Wade, Tyler/Emily and great-grandson Cooper and great-granddaughters Piper and Poppy), son Darwin Rankin (child Dalton), son David Rankin (children Shane and Kirstie/Brad with great-grandson Brody on the way). Her siblings, Milton "Cotton" (Margie) and Frank (Kandy).
Olive is preceded in death by her parents Guy and Harriet Beeler, brothers George and Henry “Hank” and sister Brenda Anderson, her husband Don of 54 years and her son Daniel “Tiny”.
A private gathering for family will be held to celebrate Olive’s life. If you wish to show your condolences, please donate to the City of Knoxville fire and rescue.