July 24, 1926 - February 21, 2022 Service Date: A private service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery in Sanford, Maine. Ruth Davis Rankin passed away peacefully on February 21, 2022 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine. She was born in Sanford, Maine on July 24, 1926, the daughter of Lloyd and Dorothy (Jones) Davis. In her younger years, she lived near Bow Lake in Strafford, New Hampshire, and at dairy farms in Springvale and Alfred before settling in Sanford. Ruth had been employed by the New England Telephone Co., several shoe shop, a dress shop as well as Sprague Electric all in the Sanford/Springvale area. Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, William Rankin. She is survived by her son David W. Rankin and wife Sandra, her grandchildren Nathan D. Rankin and Erin Rankin Eastman, and great-grandchildren Sawyer and Nya Eastman, and Gavin Rankin and Linda Bastarache, cousin, and best friend. Our family sends heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Springbrook Center in Westbrook, Pinnacle Health in Sanford, and Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. A private service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery in Sanford, Maine. Arrangements are entrusted to Bibber Memorial at Autumn Green, 47 Oak St., in Alfred.