Brenda Gail Hendrix Rankin, 71, of Nebo passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at home following a brief illness.

Gail was born Nov. 4, 1947, in Salisbury, to the late Ovid Thomas Hendrix and Peggy Frances Keaton. In addition to her parents, Gail was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Rankin. After graduation from high school Gail served in the United States Air Force. She was employed over 35 years as a personal caregiver in Sarasota, Fla., prior to moving to Nebo. She was a member of Clinchfield Baptist Church. She had a love for decorating and flower arranging.

She is survived by a daughter, Sonya Rybar and husband, Rick, of North Olmsted, Ohio; a grandson, Josh, also of North Olmsted; three sisters, Renaye Bailey and husband, Jerry, of Nebo, Kathy Smith and husband, Nelson, of Supply, and Elaine Schlipf and her husband, Gary, of Fremont, Ohio.

A service of remembrance will be held today, Sunday morning, Jan. 6, 2019, at Clinchfield Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice of McDowell.

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