Sherri Rankin

Dunbar, WV

Sherri Rankin

Sherri Lynn Hinkle Rankin was born on July 26, 1953 in Charleston, WV. She gained her angel wings, Monday, June 8, 2020 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, ICU.  She will no longer know pain and suffering.  She fought a long hard battle with Multiple Myeloma for the last 15 years.

She graduated from South Charleston High School and married shortly after and became a homemaker. She was a member of United Disciples of Christ Church, South Charleston. Her grandchildren were her life.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mary and Harold Hinkle; special cousins, Lounetta Davis and Neena Carte.

Sherri is survived by her husband of 46 years, Mike Rankin of Dunbar; daughters, Susie (Jim) Cowie of Elkview, Melissa (Chris) Furby of South Charleston, Kara (Doug) Curry of South Charleston and Amber Rankin of South Charleston; brothers, Joe(Susie) Hinkle of South Charleston and Mike (Kim) Hinkle of Texas; granddaughters, Kimberly, Haley, Brogan, and Skyler Dunlap curry, Riley Furby and Addison Curry; grandson, Max Furby; great grandsons, Josiah and Jayden Richmond; special “sister” cousin Mary Carte of Texas and a very special friend, Lea Ann Naylor of Charleston.

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and held so dear.

As per her wished she will be cremated and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude’s for Kids Cancer Center in her name.

The family would like to give a huge thanks to WVU Cancer Center for the years of great care she received there. Also thank you to Thomas Hospital ICU for their care and compassion

Memories of Sherri may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.

4 replies
  1. Sandra Barron says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. She is definitely Heavens gain. She was a great friend and neighbor. We should all aspire to be as great a mother and grandmother that she was. Loved unconditionally and never complained as she fought such a hard battle. What a beautiful soul and testimony to never give up. Rest in sweet peace my dear friend. I will miss you for the whole of my life. Love you!!

  2. Debbie Wilson says:

    So sorry to here of Sherri’s passing…I moved to PA and lost contact with her….I remember how much fun we had when our oldest kids were in the same class at Staunton….Sherri and I were both young mother’s and still a little silly… She was a great mother and wife and a good friend to me. I will life her girls and Mike in prayer…


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