Betty Lee Rankin

Port Allegany - Betty Lee Rankin, 85, of Port Allegany, died Friday (September 25, 2020) at her home surrounded by her family


She was born March 13, 1935 in Curtisville, a daughter of William Edward and Ellamae Eversol Miller.


On September 12, 1952, in Winchester, VA, she married James E. Rankin, who died on March 11, 2020


Mrs. Rankin attended Curtisville Schools.  Mrs. Rankin spent most of her time tending to the needs of her family 


She is survived by:

Three sons:  James E. (Susan) Rankin, Jr. of Port Allegany, Randy E. (Jill) Rankin of Muncie, IN, and Robert S. (Lora) Rankin of Port Allegany

One daughter:  Kathy M. (William) Niece of Port Allegany

Nine grandchildren:  Brianne (Marc) Riblet, Travis (Stephanie) Rankin, Matthew (Rebecca) Rankin, Valorie (Alex) McKinney, Jeremy (Andrea) Niece, Danielle (Jerimiah) Frederick, Dean (Courtney) Kelley, Eric Kelley and Jade (Jay) Poor.

19 great grandchildren

Two brothers; William E Miller Jr. and Ronald A Miller

And several nieces and nephew


In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one great-grandson, Wyatt Rankin, and one sister Nora Jean Roberts.


Visitation will be held on Monday September 28, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 105 Main St., Port Allegany, where funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 1 PM, with the Rev. Garen Smith, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Allegany, officiating.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.