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Priscilla Jane (nee: Cheney) Rantz

April 25, 1921 - November 19, 2010
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In loving memory of Priscilla Jane (nee: Cheney) Rantz, born in Vermont in 1921 to Stewart and Ruth Cheney. Priscilla and her family resided in Mentor, and were long time members of the Mentor United Methodist Church. Priscilla spent her recent years in Middlefield, at Briar Cliff Assisted Living.She is preceded in death by herContinue Reading

Tori Wooddell left a message on November 28, 2010:
I loved my Great Grandma Rantz. I talked to her a lot. I pushed her in her wheelchair and she liked that. And I love her.
Kyle left a message on November 25, 2010:
When I think about my grandmother a few things come to mind: family history, etiquette, a love for reading, board games and puzzles, the importance of time with family, and most of all genuine interest in others.There are few people in life that live out the idea of being interested over interesting. Instead of showing others how great, polished, accomplished, or interesting you are or can be, true leaders and truly remarkable people are interested in others. Grandma lived that out and would rather get to know others, ask great questions, hear others' stories and make others feel like the most interesting person in the world.
Pamela Jeanne (Rantz) Scarbro left a message on November 24, 2010:
It's funny how little things come to mind, like the love of doing jigsaw puzzles, the appreciation of poetry and music, and craving some homemade pot roast or meatloaf. Mom could play games, sing, recite poems from memory and make a fabulous dinner full of comfort food. (I should have paid more attention in her kitchen.) So many little things run through my mind with love and appreciation. Mom - you were such a grand lady who taught me the importance of being grateful, counting my blessings and writing a proper thank you note. So here it is, this is my thank you note for teaching the value of hard work, the devotion to a spouse, the ability of balancing career and still maintaining friendships (bowling league, Sweet Adeline's...) and facing the future with courage and determination, no matter what life has dealt. Love, Pam (a/k/a PJ2) P.S. I promise not to wear white shoes before Easter, or after Labor Day.
Linda Cheney Chamberlain left a message on November 24, 2010:
Not until early 2007 was I privileged to begin an intermittent e-mail correspondence with Priscilla. Before that time I had only heard her mentioned by her cousin the late Dana Stockbridge when she was seeking information for her genealogical interests. Priscilla, Dana and my father, David Cheney, were first cousins. At the time I was interested in knowing a little bit more about my father's family and she obliged by telling me about her family. She was so young at heart and delighted in all of her children, grand children and great grand children. She shared with me how she had met her dear husband and what a loving life they had had together. I am so sorry to learn that she has gone on now, the young lady who used to drink her milk up a candy cane straw with her cousin. What a blessing, though, her life has been. "Well done thou good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord."
Kurt left a message on November 23, 2010:
Mom's name usually came up around the Scarbro dinner table. Her lovely daughter, Pam, gave me wonderful sons but unfortunately they were only one-half Pilgrim. The other half was hillbilly. So as Pam's four guys at the table routinely violated every known piece of etiquette Pam would always correct us with a "My mom taught me that ....." , which would generally lead into some form of dinner-table chaos. It is a wonderful memory of Priscilla and how she was a part of our everyday life. - Kurt
Steph (Fontecchio) and Dave Lindenberger left a message on November 23, 2010:
I have many wonderful memories of Priscilla,especially of the short time I lived in the Mamma and Papa Rantz home during my senior year in high school. I will never forget the love I felt, Mama's availability and how much fun we had playing cards, (though I never remember winning) and "my" sweet pink bedroom. What a lovely and kind lady and proud DAR. Our prayers go out to Barb, Mark, Bryan, Tim, Mark all the family - The Lord Jesus' Peace and Strength be to you during this time. One day there will be no more tears!!
Gracie Schneider (via Kristine Schneider) left a message on November 22, 2010:
Gracie overheard the older kids and I talking about Great Grandma. She said to us, "Great Grandma was da best. Hers gived me candy." :)
J. Michael Schneider left a message on November 22, 2010:
I will always remember Great Grandma. I loved her a lot and I will miss her.
Kimberly Schneider left a message on November 22, 2010:
I have many memories of Great Grandma. One of the times I remember was when we took funny pictures of me and her sticking our tongues out. We liked to have tea parties. I remember the one tea party where she gave me an early birthday present. It was a tiny teapot ornament. Another time we went to a tea shoppe and I had fun looking through the gift shop. I got a little purse shaped like a lamb. I liked to color pictures for Great Grandma and she would always hang them up. One year on my birthday she came to my birthday party. We had a picnic kind of dinner with Kentucky Fried Chicken and of course we had birthday cake! Last year for Christmas Great Grandma got us a kit that made gingerbread sleighs. They were really fun to put together and to eat! The last time I visited with Great Grandma, she let all of us play on her cart. It was fun taking turns and zooming on it. Great Grandma laughed and we took pictures. That was the same day that we went outside and sat on the front porch with her. We took a small walk and she told us about the garden that she and the other residents had planted. Mom took pictures of us by her flowers.She was the best Great Grandma and I loved her. Love, Kimmy
J. Joseph Schneider left a message on November 22, 2010:
I have lots memories of Great Grandma. When I was little and would go to their house in Mentor, Great Grandma and Great Papa used to let me play with those little collectable cars on the shelves. I used to sit on their laps and they would let me play with the buttons on the brown chair. One time, when I was 3 or 4, there was this cell phone magnet on the fridge. It rang when you pushed it. Great Grandma and Great Papa let me play with it the whole time I was there! I pushed it and made it ring over and over again. I remember that we used to have a good time coloring. Great Grandma would always let us know when she needed some new pictures. One of the best Christmas presents that I got was an erector set. It was really cool, and I had it for a long time. I still have the red jeep they got for me.I am thankful that I got to have both of my Great Grandparents! I loved them very much! I miss Great Papa and I will miss Great Grandma too! May they both rest in peace. Love, Joe
Debi (Drozda) Ziebert left a message on November 22, 2010:
Aunt Prill and Uncle Clayt were very close friends of my mom and dad back in theday when anyone who was close to your parents automatically became an extended family member (well at least that's how things worked in our little Cleveland neighborhood). Over the course of 50 yrs + our families moved about but we remained in touch with our annual Memorial Day picnic... until all of the kids grew up. Back in 1995 God reunited us. It was my joy to be able to see PJ several more times over the years at our resurrected Memorial Day picnics at Karen & Jack's. I have read how others recalled Aunt Prill as a lady and that is the word I would use to describe her as well. She was a gentle and kind soul. So sorry for your lossDebi
Harry O. Metzger left a message on November 22, 2010:
Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family. Priscilla was in a class by herself and she and Clayton were a great pair.Clayton was my "Father" image aboard ship, most memorably, giving me hints and supporting me when I told him I was going to propose to my girl friend, if and when we got home. I followed his good advice--we have been married sixty four years with five children. We connected again through boat reunions and kept in contact for many years through letters, Christmas cards, etc. Cherished memories!!. Please know you, their family, are in our prayers, and rest assured they are happy in the company of the Almighty. Best------- Harry and Rosalie Metzger
Kristine Munro Schneider left a message on November 22, 2010:
I've been here multiple times, reading through the thoughts and memories with a tearful smile. Grandma was such an amazing woman, so beautiful, both inside and out. There are just simply not enough words to describe her, nor the profound impact she had on my life. The list of things she taught me and the memories I will always have of her are endless. I'm at a loss for words as I try to describe how very much I loved her and how deeply I will miss her. Yet I try to smile, knowing she is finally at home, at rest, at peace, and with Grandpa. I awoke this morning to a tune in my head. I wondered why I would be recalling this particular song. Then it hit me and I literally laughed right out loud as I remembered Grandpa singing it a time or two and I could almost hear him singing it again this morning! It always amazed me how he had the ability to just be cruising around the house, doing whatever, and out of no where, just belt out any ol' tune that came into his head. Seconds later, there'd be Grandma, joining in right along with him and the two of them would have their own perfect duet going on!Unforgettable, that's what you areUnforgettable though near or farUnforgettable in every wayAnd forever more, that's how you'll stayI am so blessed to have had such wonderful grandparents! And Grandma...Grandpa was right. You are truely unforgettable! I will always love you and none of us will ever forget you! Love, Kristine
Saunya and John (grandson) Munro left a message on November 22, 2010:
The last several years my kids (Priscilla's great grandkids) and I had opportunity to spend more time with Priscilla. She and I had one particular funny memory, that always gave us a good laugh when we remembered/talked about it. When she still lived in Mentor , she had invited my kids and I over for lunch and Girl Scout cookies. Her and I had got to talking about family history and looking at pictures. At the same time , Luke ( her great grandson and my son) who was 2 at the time was right in the room with us, but unbeknownst to us he had pulled Great Grandma's very large coffee table all the way into the kitchen , climbed on it and got the Girl Scout cookies off the counter : ) Priscilla and I had made a habit of having a picnic once each summer at a little park just around the corner from her home in Middlefield. Our daughter Miriah who is 4 now, always loved picnics with Great Grandma. Even though she was so little , she remembered those picnics and would often ask when we were going to have a picnic with Great Grandma Rantz again. So neat our kids had a chance to get to know their great grandma...most kids don't get that unique opportunity. Priscilla really enjoyed seeing the kids and always made me feel so welcome, even though we were only related by marriage. I am thankful for the memories.
Saunya and John (grandson) Munro left a message on November 22, 2010:
The last several years my kids (Priscilla's great grandkids) and I had opportunity to spend time together. She and I had one particular funny memory, that always gave us a good laugh when we remembered/talked about it. When she still lived in Mentor , she had invited my kids and I over for lunch and Girl Scout cookies. Her and I had got to talking about family history and looking at pictures. At the same time , Luke ( her great grandson and my son) who was 2 at the time was right in the room with us, but unbeknownst to us he had pulled Great Grandma's very large coffee table all the way into the kitchen , climbed on it and got the Girl Scout cookies off the counter : ) Priscilla and I had made a habit of having a picnic once each summer at a little park just around the corner from her home in Middlefield. Our daughter Miriah who is 4 now, always loved picnics with Great Grandma. Even though she was so little , she remembered those picnics and would often ask when we were going to have a picnic with Great Grandma Rantz again. So neat our kids had a chance to get to know their great grandma...most kids don't get that unique opportunity. Priscilla really enjoyed seeing the kids and always made me feel so welcome, even though we were only related by marriage. I am thankful for the memories.
Karen (Page) B left a message on November 22, 2010:
Remembering Mrs. Rantz brings to mind her gentle kindness, understanding and fun. I remember playing card and board games, preparing everyday food, her laugh and smile. She welcomed me into her home and treated me like one of her children and I appreciated her immensely for it. Because of her sweetness and understanding toward me I didn't mind being noticed, tho' I was very shy. I spent many happy days as a child being at her house. Thank you. Rest in Peace.
Katherine Crosby left a message on November 22, 2010:
My Mother was a lady. She was the most fabulous role model a girl could ever have. She was both a Mother and Sister to me. Of all of her lessons, the most important were about love and respect for our fellow man, and how to be a good parent. My youngest sister was born when I was 10 years old. Mom trusted me to help take care of her. One day, at Girl Scouts, when we were earning our Child Care Badge, Mom brought in my baby sister and taught our course. Every Girl Scout in the troop earned their badge that very day.
Breanna Wooddell left a message on November 22, 2010:
I loved Great Grandma Rantz very much! I know Jesus is taking very good care of her in Heaven. She always wanted me to learn to sew and I recently started to learn. She was a very good Great Grandma and I will always smile when I think about her.
Gennifer Phillips Wooddell left a message on November 22, 2010:
When I think back about the Beebops (grandma & grandpa) I remember how much fun I had when we drove up to their house for holidays & other events. The house was filled with laughter, singing and a familiar “loudness” that I always loved being around. Grandma would make Toasties for breakfast and she would let me crack & eat nuts all day! Family events were a blast because there was so much love between all of my aunts, uncles, cousins & grandparents. She would play piano with me, sew, collect stamps and talk about her passion of researching her heritage. I will miss her and my heart goes out to all of her children who have taken such good care of her and shown her unconditional love.
Benjamin Stewart William Scarbro left a message on November 21, 2010:
Grandma gave me caaaaaaaaaake!Grandma got me an 100% on my family history paper.Grandma always welcomed us to crash with her and Grandpa.Grandma was proud of her heritage, and made you feel proud of yours too!Grandma would visit and bring a warming smile.. and some presents!Grandma made fun of Grandpa's undercooked pancakes enough to get us some new, fully cooked ones!But most of all...Grandma loved us all unconditionally. She was there for you when you needed her, and always welcoming when you were in the area. She was proud of every one of her grand and great-grandchildren. I love you Grandma!
Graham Scarbro left a message on November 21, 2010:
Grandma was a tremendous woman, loving, cultured, thoughtful and kind. I learned so much from her example, her stories and her exhaustive research into the history of our family. To her I attribute my love of country, history, and foreign language. She truly was the epitome of Solomon's "Woman of noble character," praised by her husband, children and friends for her kindness, her accomplishments and above all her loving care for each of us. Tu me manques, chere grand-mere, je t'aimerai toujours.
Karen Priscilla Rantz Munro left a message on November 21, 2010:
"We were shipwrecked on the Mary Jane---- in the land of the Eskimo's O's O's O's, She was my honey from Honolulu......."Thank you Mom and Dad - I am so glad that you are together again in God's hands.Thank you for the gift of music in our lives as you and Dad sang from the time that I can remember to the times You, Dad and I sang at Briar. Thank you Lord for peace finally for Mom. All of us love you and each other as you always wanted. We'll see you soon, and we will all SING with you again. “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” Revelation 4:8Siblings - you are the best!!!Love ' SpookyAlice' aka Karen
Katherine Rantz Crosby left a message on November 20, 2010:
A very special thank you to my brother and sisters: Stewart, Karen, Pam, Peggy and Barb, for all the kindness and love that you have shown our dear Mother ~ each one in your own special way. I love you.
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