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Mary Sue (Rank) Thompson

November 23, 1932 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 88)


Mary Sue Thompson (Rank)

Mary Sue Thompson, age 88 of Canton, Ohio, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021. She was born on November 23, 1932 to the late William and Edith Rank, in Canton, Ohio.

She was a graduate of McKinley High School and worked at various local companies while she raised her three children. She was a wonderful baker and was especially known for her delicious pies and perfect Christmas cookies. She loved to travel visiting all but one of the 50 US states and finally getting to visit Europe in her 80s. She loved knitting, crocheting and sewing and made sure her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were given their own special blankets. Later in her life, she dedicated her time to make numerous hats and blankets for Akron Children’s Hospital.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Edward P. Thompson and her brother Robert Rank. She is survived by her three children; Jim (Paula) Thompson, Nancy (Dirk) Falther and Joan (Michael) Lauck, seven grandchildren; Elizabeth and Eric Thompson, Brian Falther, Sara Meister, Rachel, Ryan and Andrew Lauck , two great-grandchildren; Adelaise and Alister Falther, her sisters; Doris Long and Kathryn Lewis and her brother John Rank.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at or by mail to: 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or at Akron Children’s Hospital at or by mail to: One Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44308. A private service will be held at a later date.

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