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Inez Ranson

Monday, December 11, 2006

BENTON -- Inez T. Ranson, 91, died Dec. 9, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee.

Born Jan. 24, 1915, in Ursa, Ill., the daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Ermal Anderson Trent, she graduated from high school in Ursa, Ill. She worked for Buckner-Ragsdale 25 years and Brown Owl, both in Cape Girardeau, and was a residential caregiver for 15 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, St. Denis Ladies Sodality and longtime member of SEMO Iris Society for over 30 years.

On March 1, 1936, in Quincy, Ill., she married Clement "Clem" Ranson who preceded her in death on July 15, 1985.

She was also preceded in death by one son, John Patrick Ranson in 1982, and two brothers.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law Carol and Walter Messmer of Benton, five grandchildren and spouses, Sarah Messmer of Benton, Matthew Clay and Mindy Messmer of Ballwin, Rebecca and Shawn Nickell of Garwood, N.J., Kirkpatrick and Linda Ranson of Kirksville, John Shannon and Barbara Ranson of Manchester; and five great-grandchildren, Anna Grace, Kate Elizabeth and Sydney Ann of Manchester and Abby Danniele and Patrick Stephen of Kirksville.

Friends may call from 9 until time of funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Denis Catholic Church.

Burial will be at St. Denis Church Cemetery in Benton.

Ford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Memorials may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place,

Memphis, TN 38105