Pauline "Polly" Rankin 1920 - 2006
An inurnment celebration of the life of Pauline "Polly" Rankin, 86, Lawrence, will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery's James Naismith Memorial Patio with a luncheon to follow.Mrs. Rankin died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born Jan. 17, 1920, in Ottawa, the daughter of Ralph and Mamie Tilford Gowans. She graduated from Kansas University in 1940. She had lived in Lawrence since 1943.Mrs. Rankin taught at Haskell Indian Nations University and retired in 1984.She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church, where she was a past president of Plymouth Women. She also was a member of P.E.O. Chapter AZ, Pi Lambda Theta, Alpha Chi Omega, Theta Sigma Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Ventura Club and Quill Club.She married Charles Constant Rankin on May 30, 1980, in Ottawa. He died Oct. 9, 2005.Survivors include a son, J. Nelson Happy, Texas; a stepson, Paul Rankin, Erie, Pa.; and a granddaughter.The family suggests memorials to Alpha Chi Omega, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.