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Hunter John Rankin, one month old, of Kahoka, MO, died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 15, 2008, in the emergency room of Keokuk Area Hospital.

He was born May 16, 2008, in Keokuk, IA, the son of Matt and Clarissa Gray Rankin.

Survivors include his parents of Kahoka; grandparents, Tim and Anita Gray of Kahoka and Bill Rankin of Canton; great-grandparents: Virginia Rankin, Francis and Janet Parsons, and Elsie and Charles Jordan, all of Kahoka; aunts and uncles: Adrian Gray of Moberly, MO, Sean Gray of Kahoka, Lorie and Ed Rockhold of St. Francisville, and, Terry Parsons and friend, Ann, of New London, IA; first cousin, Alexis Holmes of St. Francisville; as well as numerous great aunts and uncles, cousins, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Sherry Parsons; great grandparents: Lonnie Gray, Sr., Lester and Virginia Acklie, John Rankin, and Lucille and Raleigh Parsons.

Hunter was a little angel. He was an alert baby who had already developed a great personality. His eyes would get really big as he recognized family voices. He had a great appetite and slept soundly resembling his Grandpa Tim. He was the pride and joy of his family.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 19, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Rev. Dan Deatrick officiating. Special music was “Daddy’s Hands”, “International Harvester” and “The River”.

Pallbearers were his uncles, Sean Gray and Terry Parsons.