Alta (Hoover) Ranck, age 90, died Friday, June 28, 2019 at Landis Homes, Lititz, PA. She was born in Bareville, PA, April 19, 1929, daughter of the late Harry O. and Bertha Martin Hoover.
Alta was employed at Lancaster Mennonite School as Girls’ Dormitory Supervisor before her marriage. She taught Sunday School and Bible School at Groffdale, Palo Alto and Rohrerstown Mennonite Churches. She was a member of Rohrerstown Mennonite Church where she was active in the Sewing Circle. She volunteered at Columbia and Mt. Joy ReUzit Shops, Meals on Wheels, and at Landis Homes. She enjoyed quilting, traveling with her husband, entertaining and being with family and friends. She greatly enjoyed family gatherings, especially with her step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In June 1972, she married Robert H. Ranck, who died in June 2010. She is survived by five step-children: John and wife Barbara (Herr), Oxford, FL; James and wife Judy (Shenk), Harrisonburg, VA; step-son-in-law Wilmer Martin and wife Phyllis Miller Martin, Waterloo, Ontario; Jean and husband Howard Cann, Westover, MD; Joe and wife Ann (Lapp), Lancaster, PA; Joanne and husband Doug Dirks, Lancaster, PA and 12 step-grandchildren, 22 step-great grandchildren and 15 nieces and nephews. Four brothers and one sister preceded her in death: Abram, Harlan, Lester and Lloyd Hoover and Erla Hoover Bentley; also step-daughter Janet Martin, step-great granddaughter Zoe Delevieleuse, a niece Janet Habecker and nephew Glenn Hoover.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at West Bethany Chapel, Landis Homes. Family and friends will be received from 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Landis Homes Caring Endowment Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 or to Eastern Mennonite Missions, P.O. Box 458, Salunga, Pa., 17538.
A private burial will be held in Rohrerstown Mennonite Cemetery (Old).
Thank you to family, friends and the many caregivers at Landis Homes for your love and support for Alta. Your kindness was greatly appreciated.